Courtney Dobson is Senior Editor at New Lines magazine. Prior to joining the magazine, she was a freelance editor and previously worked in academia and the nonprofit sector in Russia, the U.K., and the U.S., including the Gorbachev Foundation, Amnesty International and Free Russia Foundation. Courtney has a particular interest in Russia and the post-Soviet space and holds a master’s degree and doctorate degree in Russia studies from the University of Glasgow.
Courtney currently resides in upstate New York.
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The full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 triggered a surge in national movements among Russia’s ethnic minorities, but their grievances with “Muscovy,” as many members of the movements refer to the central power in Russia, are decades, and some might say centuries, in the making.
Since the end of February, Putin appears determined to push ahead with plans in the far north. “Taking into account all kinds of external restrictions and sanctions pressure,” Putin said, “special attention must be paid to all projects and plans related to the Arctic. Not to postpone them … but instead, we must respond to attempts to curb our development with maximum increase of the work rate on both current and upcoming tasks.”
“We could easily avoid ground-to-air defense systems that the Russians might put in place while also taking out tanks of Russian soldiers,” a Polish pilot told New Lines, adding, “If we can do it with MiG-29s, so can the Ukrainians.”
The year 2017 appears to have been pivotal for those employed by, or personally close to, Singham. Not long after he sold his company to Apax, Thoughtworks employees began jumping ship only to turn up at PSF — and, conveniently, PSF’s headquarters is only a five-minute walk away from Thoughtworks.