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  • Writer's pictureMariah Nimmons

Permission Granted?

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Updated Resources - July 19, 2023


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  • The Insider: Newsfeed


Vladimir Putin visited the Moscow office of Yandex, Russia’s leading internet service company. September 21 2017. (, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)


Ukraine bombs the Russian bridge to Crimea, limiting transit of military vehicles; Russia bombs Odesa in retaliation; UK sanctions Russia over 'relocation' of Ukrainian children; Russia terminates the Ukraine grain deal; and NATO delays Ukrainian membership. In a week of intense military and political activity, and the consequent volleying of blame and anger, this week's collection has us contemplating 'permission' - who grants it, who takes it and how is it used to demonstrate power?

The Kyiv Post discusses Ukraine's bombing of the Kerch Strait bridge in Crimea and Russia's subsequent retaliation for the 'terrorist' attack which Ukraine defends as self-protective. From The Conversation, a review suggests that the lack of consequences for Prigozhin suggests that the rule of law is broken in Russia. Hanna Notte clarifies Russia's nuclear stance and highlights US impotency in changing it in a piece from War on the Rocks. Meduza probes Putin's domestic policy czar's designs to further concentrate Russian state control over the internet through the sale of Yandex's remaining assets.

In other news, Ukraine's tech sector thrives with great resilience, as reported in Wired. Find also personal stories from Russia.Post and The Wilson Center on vacations in the fraught Crimea and living on the front lines of the war.

In the Overview, a broad look at the security future of Europe and in Videos, fear about the Zaporizhzhia nuclear reactor. In the arts the Moscow Times presents "Art is Our Weapon" on the art of Russians in exile and AP highlights the Ukrainian women coping with loss through painting.

Find these stories and more on today’s resource page.




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