California native, and long-time Russophile, Nina has been active on Twitter as @NinaIvanovna and blogged about Russian politics at Putinania since 2009. Her interests include social media, corruption, security, & terrorism, particularly in the North Caucasus. She currently resides in Tbilisi.
Latest posts by Nina Jobe from December, 2013
Little information about the perpetrators is known, but as usual the RuNet is rife with speculation.
Many Russian bloggers believe that the 2014 Olympics in Sochi played a major role in the early release of both Greenpeace activists and Pussy Riot, as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
2013 has been a particularly virulent year for race violence in Russia. The most recent incident, which took place this past weekend in the city of Arzamas was no different.
Last Tuesday, two deputies demonstrated that the Russian Duma still has some fight left in it, when they got into a fistfight in the halls of the parliament building.