Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since

Eva Bartlett traveled to Crimea to see firsthand out how Crimeans have fared since 2014 when their country reunited with Russia, and what the referendum was really like. October 9, 2019, Mint Press News SIMFEROPOL, CRIMEA — In early August I traveled to Russia for the first time, partly out of interest in seeing some… Read More Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since

Crimean MP: “Crimea Under Ukraine Was Robbed”

In Simferopol, Crimea, in August, I met with Yuri Gempel, a Member of Parliament, and the Chairman of the Standard Commission on Inter-Ethnic Relations of the Parliament of Crimea. Excerpt from our conversation: “Crimea, under Ukraine, was robbed,” Gempel says. “Everything was taken by the government and representatives of the ruling elite of Ukraine. For… Read More Crimean MP: “Crimea Under Ukraine Was Robbed”

MintPress Sits Down with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova weighs in on Syria, Crimea, the Moscow protests and more. September 12, 2019, MintPress News Moscow— In a simple meeting room at the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry building, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gave me a generous hour of her time in a conversation peppered with bemused… Read More MintPress Sits Down with Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova