23rd Mar 2023


Russia crackdown on NGOs hits HRW

Russian tax inspectors on Wednesday descended on the offices of leading foreign NGOs Human Rights Watch and Transparency International, after earlier targeting Amnesty International, Memorial, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The EU foreign service has called it part of "a trend that is deeply troubling."

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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