On the 22nd of February, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany and France, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault, who arrived in Berlin on the same day, flew from the German capital for a two-day visit to Kiev.
They flew on board a German governmental plane immediately after a brief meeting and press conference in the departure lounge of the government terminal at the Tegel airport. The negotiating agenda was more than full.
Firstly, the Special Representative of the OSCE in …
The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, Refat Chubarov, issued a statement on Tuesday on the anniversary of the forced deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples in 1944 to honor the memory of the victims of state repression.
“72 years ago, on February 23rd, by the communist regime of the USSR, a special operation began on the total deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people from their historical lands. Over half a million people were forcibly evicted, about half of the Ingush and …
The Moscow office of the People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS) was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat was received.
Ilya Yashin, key leader of the opposition party, was due to present his reported entitled “National Security Threat”, in which he outlined the activities of Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov.
Upon receiving word of the bomb threat, Yashin asked the audience to remain on the ground and not to panic.
“The bomb is in my hands”, Yashin said, holding up the report.
The police demanded …
The State Duma of the Russian Federation urges the leadership of Eurovision to prohibit Ukrainian singer Jamala from participating in their contest with a song about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, Russian media reported.
According to the Russian website Ekho Moskvii, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Vadim Dengin, said that this song is being used to "offend Russia once again."
The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Refat Chubarov, …
Law enforcement organizations in Chechnya, which were created on the basis of nationality, consist of a total of 30,000 people. These people follow the command of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic. This was stated in a report entitled “National Security Threats”.
Ilya Yashin, a friend of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, wrote the report in preparation for the anniversary of Nemtsov’s death. The New Times published a chapter from this report on the 22nd of …