Articles by Mumin Shakirov



Khodorkovsky's Parents Worry and Remember

When the prison gate opened, Marina Khodorkovskaya rushed toward the gray building, she said.

Karabakh: The Agony of a Stagnant Peace

Located on Azeri soil, the disputed enclave of Nagorny Karabakh has existed as a de facto section of Armenia since 1994 and a devastating six-year war with Azerbaijan.

A War of Letters

The Transdnestr Moldovan republic proclaimed itself a constitutent republic of the USSR in late 1990 and to this day many its residents staunchly support independence.

A War of Letters

The Transdnestr Moldovan republic proclaimed itself a constitutent republic of the USSR in late 1990 and to this day many its residents staunchly support independence.

The Fatal Attraction of Abkhazia

While Georgian-Abkhaz relations over the last 100 years have always been a matter of contention, Abkhazia has recently become the focus of international media attention.

The Fatal Attraction of Abkhazia

While Georgian-Abkhaz relations over the last 100 years have always been a matter of contention, Abkhazia has recently become the focus of international media attention.

Sitting Peacefully on a Powder Keg

This year, while terrorist attacks and mysterious assassinations of politicians continue, the new governing elite celebrated the 10th anniversary of Tajik independence.

Sitting Peacefully on a Powder Keg

This year, while terrorist attacks and mysterious assassinations of politicians continue, the new governing elite celebrated the 10th anniversary of Tajik independence.

Chukotka's Romance With Roman

To many Russians, Roman Abramovich is a billionaire oligarch and an insider to Yeltsin and Putin. However, to his native Chukchi Autonomous District, he is more like a savior.

Chukotka's Romance With Roman

To many Russians, Roman Abramovich is a billionaire oligarch and an insider to Yeltsin and Putin. However, to his native Chukchi Autonomous District, he is more like a savior.

Prison Reform Still Lags

ESSAY: Crime Pays for Sellers of Stolen Foreign Autos

An Illusory Drug War

Russia's Love of Guns

Dirty 'Cleanup' Tactics

Lawyers Need Defense

Conscripts' Dirty Deal

Addicts Not Criminals

Judge Is Accuser, Arbiter

ESSAY: Criminalized Society Favors Cruel Punishment

Moscow's Strict Regime

Set Fast Chinese Border

Cossacks' Resurrection

A Specious Drug Law

Afghan Power in North

Tajik Drugs Run Riot

Who Needs Tajikistan?

Cosa Nostra Cosa 'Nasha'

Along the Tajik Border