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‘Cultural Pogrom’: Putin’s St. Petersburg Alma Mater Purges Dissident Students, Faculty


Linguistics professor Svetlana Drugoveiko-Dolzhanskaya's 41-year career teaching at St. Petersburg State University (SPGU) came to an end on October 13 -- a Friday, as ill luck would have it. The esteemed educator, who created and headed the university's master's degree program in editing and textual criticism, was fired for "immoral activity…incompatible with a university position,"


Zelenskiy Visits Frontline Town After Kremlin Says Putin Toured Occupied Ukrainian Regions


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited Ukrainian forces near the front line in the eastern region of Donetsk where heavy fighting has been under way, the president's office said on April 18, just hours after the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin had made a rare trip to the partially occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Luhansk.

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