Vladimir Kryuchkov

Prosecutors ask for life sentence for former Soviet Defense Minister Yazov (Updated) (1)

The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office asks a court to find former Soviet Defense Minister Dmitry Yazov guilty of crimes against humanity during the...

Soviet defence minister indicted in January 13 case

Soviet Union 's Defence Minister Dmitry Yazov has been named in the so-called January 13 case in Lithuania. He is accused of establishing in late 1990 an...

Putin’s Russia. Roots of today’s regime date back to KGB under Andropov (3)

In the articles of Putin's Russia series I have repeatedly written about Yevgeny Primakov’s clan. I have described in detail the ongoing battle regarding...

The case of Yevtushenkov: One more look at Russia through the prism of clan battles

In the last essay of the series “Putin’s Russia” , I discussed the long efforts of Yevgeny Primakov’s clan to turn Ukraine ’s conflict in the...