UKRAINE. In Search of “Traitors”: Targets of Russian Special Services in Crimea and on Mainland Ukraine

by Kseniya Kirillova – Journalist. Analyst. Writer. On Monday of last week, the Security Service of Ukraine officially announced that they thwarted an attempted kidnapping of a Russian citizen who has lived in Ukraine since 2014 when he moved there “in disagreement with the Kremlin’s aggressive policy.” The agency’s website reported that Russian special services… Read More

RUSSIA. A Killing Epidemic: The Culling of Russian Media Opponents

Kseniya Kirillova – Journalist. Analyst. Writer. Putin who created a system in which inconvenient people are beaten and killed easily, and death is a convenient solution to the problem of an “inconvenient” individual. And the more cynical the Russian hierarchy gets, the more people die at its hands, be it in the wars or high-profile… Read More

BELARUS. Arrest of Belarusian Escort in Thailand

Kseniya Kirillova – Journalist. Analyst. Writer. Details about the arrest of “Nastya Rybka” from an eyewitness “Locals acknowledged that they received instructions from Russia – to detain us by any reason” – Alex Leslie In the past few days, the American media has mentioned some information about Anastasia Vashukevitch, a.k.a. Nastya Rybka – a famous scandalous escort girl detained in… Read More

RUSSIA. Loyalty to Putin does not save Crimeans from repression (Лояльность к Путину не спасает крымчан от репрессий)

Kseniya Kirillova – Journalist. Analyst. Writer. 15 февраля сотрудники полиции Симферополя провели обыск у активиста «поляны протеста» Фазила Ибраимова, после чего его доставили в городской отдел управления МВД России по Крыму. Активиста обвиняют в мошенничестве. Фазила Ибраимова обвиняют в том, что на протяжении семи лет он якобы собирал деньги с участников поляны протеста «Стрелковая» за содействие в получении этой земли в собственность.… Read More