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 Andrei Babitsky

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Putin prefers to deal with friends. But few politicians can afford to admit getting an endorsement from a foreign power. Marine Le Pen visiting the Kremlin on the invitation of Russian parliamentarians. Kremlin Press Service. There is a fashionable line of thought that has Russia pulling the strings in major ...
Yet “despite the total amorality of politicians and bureaucrats, or maybe because of it, the demand for ethics in the public sphere is growing, not falling,” says Andrei Babitsky, a former editor of the Inliberty website that organised the lectures on ethics and lies. The power of ideas should never be ...

Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine are reflected in their media, with claims that both sides are trying to take advantage of alleged Ukrainian armed incursions in Crimea. Although Russian state TV channels are most interested in the Olympics, their Crimea coverage largely follows President ...
In 2014, the outlet fired the - famously anti-Putin - Russian journalist Andrei Babitsky for apparently taking “an incorrect position on Crimea” and trying to report on war crimes committed by pro-Kiev forces in the Ukrainian war. Whitmore's “vertical” nonsense is symptomatic of the rot at RFE/RL. That said ...
More surprising is the journalist leading it: Andrei Babitsky, who for years was accused by many in Russia of being a traitor to his country. Babitsky was drawn to Donetsk, he said, because he feels a deep sense of injustice about how the conflict in east Ukraine has been covered in the west. He was fired ...

WATCH: Aleksandr Khodakovsky, one of the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, said the Ukrainian military has "no chance" of defeating separatist forces in the country's east. In an interview with RFE/RL correspondent Andrei Babitsky on August 30 in Donetsk, the commander of the ...
Cross-Border Operation? Maskhadov's interview with RFE/RL Russian Service correspondent Andrei Babitsky came just days after a video was posted on YouTube in which a Chechen man described how he was tasked by Kadyrov to assassinate a Chechen emigre. In the clip, Ruslan Khalidov claimed he ...

By Andrei Babitsky, special to Prague Watchdog. It is obvious that the motives for Colonel Budanov's early release are legally questionable and morally preposterous. No sane, normal person living in Russia would want to see an unrepentant psychopathic murderer (and probably also rapist) walk free on ...
Andrei Babitsky, a correspondent with RFE/RL's Russian Service who has covered events in Chechnya extensively, dismissed the film's conclusions out of hand. "As far as how close this is to reality, of course some details of the film are true," Babitsky said. "But they are used as a whole to try to prove a myth ...
Maskhadov speaking in Grozny in October 1999, at the start of Russia's second war (epa) May 11, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Ten years ago, the leaders of Chechnya and Russia, Aslan Maskhadov and Boris Yeltsin, signed a formal peace treaty in the Kremlin. It was hoped the treaty would end Moscow's war ...
By Andrei Babitsky In mid-June, RFE/RL correspondent Andrei Babitskii traveled to Chechnya where he established contact with field commander Doku Umarov, one of only two commanders who have fought with the Chechen ...
... Anna Politkovskaya, who has angered the Kremlin with her reporting on the war in Chechnya; and Andrei Babitsky, who was arrested in Chechnya some years ago. Both were prevented from getting to Beslan. Ms Politkovskaya was mysteriously poisoned and Mr Babitsky was falsely detained in Moscow.


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