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Andrei Skvarsky

I'm a translator with a news agency and a freelance journalist.

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Latest posts by Andrei Skvarsky

Russia: Rally Demands Overhaul of Corrupt Police Force

Several hundred activists, at a rally in Moscow on March 6, demanded an overhaul of Russia's notoriously and increasingly corrupt police force, arguing that the reform of the service ordered...

Russia: Death Penalty Moratorium Extended Indefinitely

Russia has indefinitely extended a moratorium on the death penalty that was due to expire on Jan. 1. Numerous comments were posted on RuNet, and they essentially reflect the returns...

Russia: Defense Ministry Reports “Non-Combat Losses” Online

Russia's Defense Ministry reports on its website that suicides, accidents, murders, and, possibly, manslaughter claimed 297 lives in the country's armed forces from Jan. to Oct. 2009, and that 149...

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