Matthew Luxmoore

@mjluxmoore

Moscow correspondent . British-Polish. Formerly & . Write me: mjluxmoore@gmail.com

Moscow, Russia
Joined June 2013

Tweets

You blocked @mjluxmoore

Are you sure you want to view these Tweets? Viewing Tweets won't unblock @mjluxmoore

  1. Pinned Tweet

    Two & a half years after I submitted my MA thesis to , my research on use of WWII memory in Russia has been published in peer-reviewed academic journal . If you're interested in reading or discussing this just ask me for a PDF!

    Undo
  2. This piece does not delve into the investigation into Nemtsov’s killing, which has still not answered the central question of who ordered it. “I want justice for my father,” Zhanna Nemtsova told me. More on her campaign here:

    Show this thread
    Undo
  3. It’s 5 years since Boris Nemtsov was gunned down on a bridge near the Kremlin. I traveled to Nizhny Novgorod to gauge how the politician is remembered by friends & former colleagues who witnessed his meteoric rise there in the 90s & later observed his fall

    Show this thread
    Undo
  4. Twitter hive mind, how would you translate the Russian word решальщик, criminal slang for someone connected to a state company who acts as an intermediary between its managers and bribe givers from the outside? As in он был решальщиком районного масштаба. "Fixer" seems too vague

    Undo
  5. Retweeted

    . tracked down Igor Girkin in Moscow to ask him about the Dutch MH17 charges: "Someone has to be the scapegoat, so they picked me and others who couldn't even theoretically shoot down this plane. The militia did not bring down the Boeing plane. I have no other comment."

    Show this thread
    Undo
  6. Retweeted

    “An FSB agent sat next to me during the interview and if I said something that he didn’t like he’d lean over and say, ‘Ilya’s still alive but anything could happen to him in custody. He could get raped or killed. Think about that.’” Me on the Network case.

    Undo
  7. Curious fact: The last time the news channel did something like this, in December, the screen was partly covered by Putin’s face. Instead of a huge list of soldiers’ names, a clock counted down the days and minutes until the president’s annual press conference.

    Show this thread
    Undo
  8. Russia’s flagship news channel is listing the names of almost 13 million Soviet soldiers who died in World War Two. That’s about 7,000 per hour and 120 each minute. The list will take up half the screen for a period of 76 days, culminating on May 8, the eve of Victory Day

    Show this thread
    Undo
  9. Putin’s on the offensive ahead of WWII’s 75th anniv in May. “We will expose all attempts to distort history,” he said at an event marking Defender of the Fatherland Day. Last month he said he’ll “shut the filthy mouths” of those who belittle Russia’s role

    Undo
  10. Russian state TV is running excerpts daily of Putin's TASS interview, with constant cues on how viewers should interpret his words. When he mentions Ukraine's "Russophobia" (for the nth time), it's defined as "prejudiced, hostile approach to Russia & everything connected with it"

    Undo
  11. Retweeted

    Insanity across Ukraine today. Here’s what fear, fake news and distrust in the system can do. Protests, some violent, broke out across the country after a fake email went viral claiming coronavirus had arrived, just as evacuees from China flew in.

    Show this thread
    Undo
  12. Retweeted

    On a chilly April morning in 2019, four North Korean men arrived unannounced at the Verona stud farm in Moscow’s elite suburb of Rublyovka in search of a perfect white Welsh pony for the son of their Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un. My horse dispatch

    Undo
  13. “Who knew about it?” “I knew.” “And who else?” “Is that not enough?” “And when did you make the decision?” “I won’t tell you.” A glimpse inside the mind of Russia’s most powerful man for the past 20 years.

    Undo
  14. Undo
  15. This is the notice that the bookshop, like many others across Russia, placed on its front door on Monday with a link to a site dedicated to the defendants. "Today we are closed in support of those convicted in the Network case." For context:

    Show this thread
    Undo
  16. One of 20 Russian bookshops which shut on Monday to protest convictions in the "Network" case is being investigated on extremism charges. Its manager had shut up shop & taken to the street with a poster reading "2 years of torture, 86 of jail. Who's next?"

    Show this thread
    Undo
  17. A monument in central Moscow dedicated to the 2018 World Cup has been assigned to the same artist who sculpted Mikhail Kalashnikov & a statue dedicated to the unmarked Russian soldiers who seized Crimea in 2014. Can't wait to see what this will look like

    Undo
  18. The measure is temporary and will apply to all work, private, study and tourism visits. It excludes transit passengers

    Show this thread
    Undo
  19. Wow, Russia has banned entry for all Chinese citizens effective February 20, in connection with the epidemic. It had already closed its 4,000km border with China & stopped most flights and rail travel

    Show this thread
    Undo
  20. Retweeted

    Anastasia Shevchenko is a Russian opposition activist who's spent 13 months under house arrest charged with links to an 'undesirable' foreign organisation. She's been banned from speaking to anyone but lawyers/investigators & family until now. We went to hear her story👇

    Show this thread
    Undo
  21. At a time of public anger over Russia's political crackdown, it's as if Kremlin-loyal politicians take turns denouncing court verdicts to score points with the public. Sergey Mironov of anodyne party A Just Russia is probably *the last* person you'd expect to speak out on this

    Undo

Loading seems to be taking a while.

Twitter may be over capacity or experiencing a momentary hiccup. Try again or visit Twitter Status for more information.

    You may also like

    ·