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Britain has looked the other way for too long over FGM

July 26, 2014

Putin and the Prince of Darkness: Revealed: the web of links between Peter Mandelson’s shadowy global consultancy firm and the billionaire power brokers of Putin’s Russia

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in The Daily Mail ‘With its white marble floors and wood-panelled walls, the prestigious building just north of London’s Oxford Street couldn’t be further removed from the working class streets of Hartlepool, which he represented as MP. Yet it is ...
July 25, 2014

The high seize! Calls to grab boats of Putin’s billionaire pals

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in The Sun ‘UK-based oligarchs’ plans to spend summer aboard their superyachts could be scuppered after mounting fury over the downing of flight MH17. Calls were growing last night for the billionaires to face sanctions over their close links to ...
July 25, 2014

Yacht’s the way to send the oligarchs a message: Calls grow to impound Russian billionaires’ luxury boats in protest at shooting down of MH17

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in The Daily Mail ‘The luxury superyachts of billionaire oligarchs could be seized as part of a squeeze on Vladimir Putin’s Russia as international outrage builds over the attack on passenger jet MH17. Foreign policy experts raised the prospect of ...
July 24, 2014

How should Britain approach sanctions on Russian oligarchs?

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in Channel 4 News ‘The shooting down of Flight MH15 over Ukraine has supposedly changed London’s relationship with Moscow. Until last Thursday, international sanctions against Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea targeted less than 50 individuals, with high profile figures, including oligarch’s ...
July 24, 2014

Cameron under pressure to punish Putin oligarchs

Henry Jackson Society
Originally published in the Telegraph ‘David Cameron was under growing pressure yesterday to impose financial sanctions on oligarchs with British assets. MPs and diplomatic experts urged the prime minister to take action against businessmen close to President Putin’s regime as the most ...

Moscow’s Mayoral Election will decide the Fate of the Russian Opposition

The Moscow mayoral election, to be held this September 2013, is a critical turning point for the Russian opposition and will decide its fate. It ...

Snowden in Russia: The Kremlin Accuses Washington of Human Rights Abuse

Days after Washington officially charged Edward Snowden with espionage; the former CIA contractor flew out of Hong Kong for Moscow. His departure ...

What’s Next for the Russian Opposition?

 2012 began with a bang for the Russian opposition, with crowds of up to 100,000 taking to the streets of Moscow to protest the widely reported ...

Celebrities, dissidents pay tribute to Magnitsky

On Tuesday night, playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, activist Bianca Jagger and legendary dissident Vladimir Bukowski joined Hermitage Capital CEO ...

As Litvinenko inquest date is set, former head prosecutor charges “state-directed execution”

Today brought important developments in the ongoing search for justice for Alexander Litvinenko, the FSB-agent-turned dissident murdered by ...

A liberal turn by Medvedev? Don’t count on it.

It’s all over the news that Russian Prime Minister and erstwhile President Dmitry Medvedev has called for an end to the detention of the three ...

As the Russian Opposition gears up for the next round of protests, fresh faces announce election bids

This week, the web has been abuzz with the official announcement that Russian oppositionist and environmental campaign Yevgenia Chirikova’s ...

Conservative Friends of Russia should be a friend to Russians–Not Putin

The Conservative Friends of Russia is scheduled to launch this evening at the Official Residence of the Russian Ambassador to the UK. The ...

New evidence suggests Russia helping Syria evade sanctions

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that it has uncovered documentary evidence suggesting that Russian companies are actively involved in ...

Madonna to be brought to ‘justice’ under homophobic Russian city law

Close attention was paid to Madonna’s two live performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg last week, during which she spoke out for the freedom ...