According to Italian authorities, hackers who are loyal to Russia attempted to sabotage voting for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Russia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Russia. Russia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "limited political competition, assassination, and repression are used by dictator Vladimir Putin to maintain control". Also see our articles on Putin or on two of his public opponents Alexei Navalny and the punk band Pussy Riot.
The stakes are too high to cave into Putin’s phantasmatic imperial play, and too high to believe that this war can be won by arming Ukrainians.
To overcome the tight controls on the internet aimed at reducing conversations on the Ukraine war, Russians are turning to VPN.
On February 24th, Russia started an unprovoked war against Ukraine. It has become one more attempt of the empire to demolish the Ukrainian state.
Although pinned on France, evidence led to the mysterious mercenaries of Russia’s Wagner Group in violations in Mali in recent weeks.
Moscow and Beijing are suddenly confronted with far more powerful and persistent forces and systems than they could have imagined.
7 weeks into the Ukrainian invasion our collective media is still wasting time kvetching about Putin’s wealth and the oligarchs surrounding him.
Famed investor Bill Browder believes Putin and oligarchs have stolen a trillion USD from the Russia people since the Soviet Union collapsed.
Four journalists of student-run internet platform DOXA were recently condemned to prison by Russian authorities. CPJ released a statement.
This totally mad and needless war, which Russia started on a large scale, has a long story behind it. This post will provide the historical context.