Articles Tagged With Russia
Section: Politico - Books | Date: 2010-05-12 16:30:38
A new book by author Greg Simon charts the attempts by the Russian government to control the media narrative of its war in Chechnya. Mass Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism details how Russian censorship faces a new challenge in the form of the internet. Review by John Murray.
Since the time of Peter the Great, Russia has devoured anything useful it can lay its hands on from the West. It therefore comes as no surprise to learn that the Kremlin’s Chechen Briefing Centre, set up at the start of the Second Chechen War in 2000, was modelled on similar NATO operations, using techniques such as media tours staged to give a strong government view, and making available footage of Russian aerial bombings of the Chechen countryside à la Operation Desert Storm.
Section: Politico - Books | Date: 2010-04-26 20:10:22
Nearly four years after the murder of the renowned Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya we can at least gain a better understanding of the intense dedication that motivated her. By Edward O'Hare
Politkovskaya was the great chronicler of the crimes perpetrated by the Russian state. From the plight of those whose lives were devastated by Russia’s brutal military activities to the testimonies of the victims of its corrupt government authorities, Politkovskaya was determined to provide a mouthpiece for everyone who had suffered at the hands of Vladimir Putin.
It is a testament to how much Politkovskaya kept alive the issue of Russia’s human rights abuses that, since her death in October 2006, it has almost completely disappeared from the international agenda. One can only hope that the publication of Nothing but the Truth, the last collection of her dispatches, will refocus world attention on the monstrous events that have taken place in post-Soviet Russia.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2008-07-31 15:35:01
Forty years ago, in August 1968, I persuaded Donal O'Donovan, then features editor of the Irish Times, to commission me to visit Eastern European countries and write about them. By Vincent Browne
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2007-07-24 16:16:15
With the EU's boundaries expanding ever eastwards, most recently with the accession of Romania and Bulgaria, thoughts are now turning toward the new frontier. Ukraine's economy has already benefited greatly just from its neighbours' membership of the trading group, and the electoral pledge of pro-West President Victor Yushchenko to pursue EU accession garnered him much support from Ukraine's electorate. Although Yushchenko has scaled down his European aspirations amid the current political unrest in Ukraine, he insists that EU accession is still very much on the agenda. "Membership of the European Union remains our ultimate goal, but is not an end in itself," said the President earlier this year.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2007-06-06 12:53:23
Europe's plan to secure a cheap and reliable source of energy by bypassing Russia was dealt a hard blow recently with the signing of a new agreement between Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. The agreement, which came as a result of two days' talks between the countries' leaders in Turkmenbashi, is to build a new pipeline bringing Turkmenistan's large gas resources through Kazakhstan to Russia. Robin Adams reports from St. Petersburg.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2007-05-11 14:24:16
The passing of Boris Yeltsin did not come as a surprise to most Russians. He was known to be ill for some time, his resignation in 1999 being partly because of health reasons. Even so, the news brought an atmosphere of reflection to the country. For many Russians, the period of uncertainty and chaos that signified the Yeltsin era is well and truly over. But the memory remains fresh, and with Putin affirming in this year's ‘State of the Nation' address that it would be his last, the future of the nation once again seems unsure. Robin Adams writes from St Petersburg.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 2004-12-30 00:00:00
The tsunami that has killed more than 50,000 people in Asia and devastated the lives of millions across nine countries in the space of a few hours underscores the unpredictability of life and events. But some certainties endure.
Section: Archive - Miscellaneous | Date: 1984-03-01 00:00:00
THE PRESIDENT came back from Moscow on Wednesday February 15. He flew from Moscow to Amsterdam by KLM jet. That's 568 roubles, and that's £630 on the offiicial exchange rate. He flew from Amsterdam to Dublin by Aer Lingus, Boeing 737, St Eunan. That's £164. Total £794.
Section: Archive - Politics | Date: 1984-02-01 00:00:00
THE EXPULSION OF THREE SOVIET DIPLOMATS LAST September resulted from espionage activities involving NATO nuclear Submarines, according to a US State Department report. The Irish government has consistently refused to give the reasons for the expulsions and a government source was this week unable to say why the State Department should apparently have inside information on the incident.
Section: Archive - Arts and Culture | Date: 1983-04-01 00:00:00
Travels in the Soviet Union by Anthony Cronin
Section: Archive - Politics | Date: 1980-03-31 00:00:00
Michael O'Riordan of the Communist Party of Ireland is the longest serving general secretary of any communist party in Europe. He has uncritically supported a pro-Soviet line on every major issue which partly accounts for his party's poor success here.
Section: Archive - World | Date: 1977-10-02 00:00:00
On the 80th Anniversary of the Petrograd Rising should we celebrate the Russian Revolution. By Paul Foot
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