Russian independent TV channel sees viewership soar as it seeks to counter Kremlin from exile

Russian independent TV channel sees viewership soar as it seeks to counter Kremlin from exile

Tikhon Dzyadko, editor in chief of independent Russian TV channel Dozhd, in an office in Riga, Latvia, on Sept. 8.GINTS IVUSKANS/AFP/Getty Images As Russia moves to intensify its military campaign in Ukraine and the army’s partial mobilization descends into chaos, millions of Russians desperate to find out what’s going on have turned to a news … Read more

Russian dissidents squabble over how to ensure Putin’s defeat

Russian dissidents squabble over how to ensure Putin’s defeat

Russian opposition figure Dmitry Gudkov addresses his supporters at a rally to protest against alleged violations ahead of elections to Moscow City Duma, the capital’s regional parliament, in Moscow on Jul. 14, 2019.MAXIM SHEMETOV/Reuters As Ukraine launched a fierce counterattack this week aimed at driving back Moscow’s invading forces, several hundred Russian democrats gathered in … Read more

Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Mariupol unverified, but not unexpected as Moscow faces setbacks, Ukrainian general says

Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Mariupol unverified, but not unexpected as Moscow faces setbacks, Ukrainian general says

A Russian soldier patrols at a theater in Mariupol on April 12, the day of a media trip organized by Russia’s military. Ukrainian authorities are investigating unverified claims that the Russians used chemical weapons in this besieged Black Sea port.ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence service said a report that … Read more