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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020


He Found One of Stalin’s Mass Graves. Now He’s in Jail.

The discovery by Yuri Dmitriev, after years of searching, “has clearly made some people very uncomfortable,” his daughter says. The forest at Sandarmokh in the northwestern Russian region of Karelia, where thousands of victims of Stalin were executed.Credit…Davide Monteleone for The New York Times Andrew Higgins   SANDARMOKH, Russia — The day began, like many others in her childhood years, with hours of tramping through an insect-infested forest with the family dog while her eccentric father, Yuri Dmitriev, wandered off to hunt in vain for corpses buried among the trees.Read More

Путин и Вирус

Putin, Russia’s Man of Action, Is Passive, Even Bored, in the Coronavirus Era The pandemic has derailed Vladimir V. Putin’s plans for a big military parade and a referendum extending his rule — and now knocked out his prime minister — as the Russian leader struggles to find his stride. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia led a meeting with members of the country’s Security Council via a video link from his country residence outside Moscow this month.Credit…Sputnik/Reuters Andrew Higgins MOSCOW — This was supposed to be a moment ofRead More

Нью Йорк Таймс: Кризис в Церкви Кирилла

A ‘Breakdown of Trust’: Pandemic Corrodes Church-State Ties in Russia Even as the monasteries of the Orthodox Church are besieged by the coronavirus, apocalyptic-minded priests balk at state restrictions on public worship. Patriarch Kirill, in the white headdress, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, at a procession in Moscow last month. Experts say his reluctance to enforce orders against church gatherings has led to an explosion of coronavirus cases in monasteries and convents.Credit…Patriarchal Press Service, via Reuters Andrew Higgins MOSCOW — A physics student at Moscow State University, Dmitri PelipenkoRead More

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