With Russia’s newest constitutional changes, Putin has effectively rendered himself President for Life. But a closer look at his power play—and his botched response to COVID-19—reveals a more vulnerable leader than we might think.
Despite pleading for clemency by Ukrainians with ties to Vladimir Putin, Russian courts have extended the arrest of Ukrainian seamen captured in the Kerch Strait late last year. TAI recently sat down with Ilya Novikov, a human rights lawyer representing one of the captive sailors, to talk about the case—and about how Russia’s corrupt legal system functions. Our thanks to the Free Russia Foundation for organizing the interview.
Published: Apr 20, 2019
Goya, Saturn Devouring His Children via Wikimedia Commons