Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Was Chechyna’s Kadyrov involved in Nemtsov’s assassination?

Could Chechnya’s strongman be linked somehow to the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, one of the most prominent critics of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Even if he didn’t, Ramzan A. Kadyrov is still one scary mofo.

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Fri, March 20 2015 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Was Chechyna’s Kadyrov involved in Nemtsov’s assassination?

The Putinator turns 60

From the Guardian: Men climbed peaks and unfurled his portrait, while women flirted shamelessly in videos that quickly went viral: Russians celebrated Vladimir Putin‘s 60th birthday on Sunday with adulation fit for a king.

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Sun, October 7 2012 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » 1 Comment

Anna Politkovskaya tells a threat story

Today marks the sixth anniversary of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s death (by coincidence, Oct. 7 is also the birthday of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin). An essay written by Politkovskaya about two months before she died (and published in the Washington Post eight days after she was shot to death) circulated on Twitter today.

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Sun, October 7 2012 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment

Russian mourners marked Anna Politkovskaya’s death

From the Christian Science Monitor story’s subhead: “Anna Politkovskaya was murdered three years ago, but her killers have not been brought to justice. Russian journalists say that’s a sign of how dangerous their jobs have become.”

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Thu, October 8 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Russian mourners marked Anna Politkovskaya’s death

Three minor figures in Politkovskaya murder walk free

Three men on trial for their support roles in the murder of crusading Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya have been acquitted by a jury.

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Fri, February 20 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Three minor figures in Politkovskaya murder walk free

Russian pol ordered Politkovskaya hit, defence claims

From the Guardian: A Russian politician ordered the assassination of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, defence lawyers claimed yesterday at the trial of three men accused of involvement in her murder.

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Wed, November 26 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Russian pol ordered Politkovskaya hit, defence claims

Killing Anna

A BBC feature on the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and what her son thinksĀ about the 2006 contract-style killing.

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Thu, November 20 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Killing Anna

Judges closes Politkovskaya trial to public

From the NYT: The convoluted trial of three men accused of involvement in the murder of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya took a new twist on Wednesday when a judge decided to bar the media from the proceedings, reversing a decision made two days earlier to open the courtroom to the public.

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Wed, November 19 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Judges closes Politkovskaya trial to public

Trial starts in Politkovskaya murder case

From the BBC: Several men have gone on trial in Moscow charged with involvement in the murder of prominent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006.

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Mon, November 17 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Trial starts in Politkovskaya murder case

Politkovskaya slaying suspect believed to be in western Europe

From the BBC (posted July 1): The man wanted over the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is hiding in western Europe, Russia’s chief investigator has said.

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Thu, July 3 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Politkovskaya slaying suspect believed to be in western Europe