By Paul GobleThe Moscow and Western media have devoted enormous attention to the few dozen Russian officials who have been blocked from visiting a few countries in the West, but they have largely ignored the terrifying plans of the Putin regime to keep some five million Russian citizens from travelling outside the Russian Federation. 
In a post on Ekho Moskvy today, Vladimir Ryzhkov, an historian and liberal politician, says that “the explosive growth in the number” of Russians whose own government is preventing them have traveling abroad is “an important part of the Kremlin’s new course of gradually self-isolation” of Russia. More...