Susanne Scholl

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Commentary / World May 6, 2009

Russia applies a politically correct legality

MOSCOW — Colonel Yuri Budanov is a convicted rapist and murderer. After serving half his prison sentence for the rape and murder of an 18-year-old Chechen, Elsa Kungayeva, he was released last December. Svetlana Bakhmina was a lawyer at Yukos, the oil company formerly run ...

Commentary / World Jun 2, 2008

Racist youths are on a rampage in Russia

In Russia, if you have dark hair and a slightly swarthy complexion, you are likely to be in danger. Sadly, Russia's leaders have tolerated, if not encouraged, fear of foreigners and assaults on those whose appearance differs from the average Russian. In a residential area ...