Clifford J. Levy appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Russia is reeling from Monday's suicide bombing, which killed 35 people in Moscow's largest airport. Although it is suspected that Chechen rebels were behind the attacks, no one has claimed responsibility. In the wake of the attack, President Medvedev harshly criticized airport security. Cliff Levy, Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times, explains the reactions to the bombing.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Russia’s closely watched trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky revealed a lot more than just the business dealings of one of the country’s most powerful and prosperous men. For many Russians, the court's ruling exposed a crack in the political unity that keeps Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev comfortably in power. Is Russia's rule of law suffering manipulation by executive power?
Friday, October 29, 2010
Earlier this week, it was reported that Russia was considering several joint initiatives with NATO in Afghanistan. Today, a Russian news agency has quoted the country's top drug enforcement official, Viktor Ivanov as saying Russia and the United States have collaborated on drug raids in Afghanistan, destroying $250 million of heroin and morphine. Clifford Levy, Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times, says Russia's role in these raids is relatively small.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Russian police have started cracking down on opposition groups by confiscating their computers, saying they might have pirated Microsoft software on them. Clifford Levy, Moscow bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times, describes the role that Microsoft has played in these crackdowns.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Three Russian soldiers were killed and over 30 officials were wounded yesterday when a suicide bomber drove a car rigged to explode into military installation in Dagestan, a Muslim region of Southern Russia. Although no group has taken responsibility for the attack, Sunday's events underscore the increasing strength of an insurgency movement in the region. Over the last two decades, Russia has fought two civil wars against Islamic separatists in the neighboring Caucasus Mountains region of Chechnya. Yet as violence in Chechnya has drawn down, Dagestan has become increasingly unstable. The region made headlines earlier this year when an attack on Moscow's subway system was credited to two female bombers from Dagestan. For the latest, we speak with New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief Clifford Levy from Moscow.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Two female suicide bombers wearing belts packed with explosives blew themselves up on the Moscow subway just before eight o'clock this morning — a time when the city is busiest with commuters. Chechen rebels are believed to be responsible for the attack, which has left at least 37 people dead.