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Carl Schreck

U.S. Bill Seeks Sanctions on Azerbaijani Officials for 'Appalling' Rights Record

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. lawmaker has introduced legislation that would deny U.S....

Russian Applications for U.S. Asylum Skyrocket in 2015

The number of new U.S. asylum applications by Russians has reached its...

Dear Mr. Putin, God Won’t Forgive You For This. Signed, Oleg Kashin

In 1973, the Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer and dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn sent...

Pro-Kremlin Russian Jazz Icon Roasted Over U.S. Citizenship

A Russian jazz icon and ally of President Vladimir Putin has drawn...

As in 1968, a Few Brave Russians Swim Against the Tide

On August 25, 1968, eight Soviet citizens walked out onto Red Square...

Fugitive Ex-Kremlin 'Cashier': Putin 'Did Not Want To Be President'

When a group of Kremlin insiders searched for a successor to the...

Western Scholars Alarmed by Russian Deportations, Fines

WASHINGTON -- The plainclothes officers found the scholar in a state archive...

U.S. Jewish Groups Back Azerbaijan Despite Rights Concerns

WASHINGTON -- Azerbaijan has long lauded its relations with pro-Israeli groups that...

Embattled Ekho Moskvy’s Long Record of Riling Officials

The doggedly independent Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy is facing an existential crisis...

Number of Russian Asylum Seekers to U.S. Spikes in Wake of 'Antigay' Law

WASHINGTON -- U.S. asylum applications from Russian nationals have jumped 15 percent...

Economist Critical of Kremlin Says He Was Ousted From Influential Journal

WASHINGTON – A leading Russian economist says he was forced out of...

Donetsk POW March: When Is A Parade A War Crime?

When pro-Russian separatists marched captured Ukrainian soldiers at bayonet-point through the streets...

Explainer: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Deadly skirmishes have erupted recently between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over the...

Russian Expats Wrestle With Dual-Citizenship Dilemma

A new Russian law criminalizing the failure to declare foreign passports has...

In U.S., Calls To Hold Energy-Rich Baku's Feet To The Fire Over Rights

WASHINGTON -- The United States should hold Azerbaijan accountable for its human...

U.S. Takes Off The Gloves In Rhetorical Rumble With Russia

The U.S. administration has ratcheted up the rhetoric as it wrestles with...

U.S. Congressman Presses Officials On Russian Blacklist

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. lawmaker who spearheaded legislation punishing accused Russian rights...