Hailed in the West as “sheroes” for braving a repressive society, Pussy Riot has infuriated the Kremlin for months.
For weeks Ukrainians have been wondering how far the Kremlin will go and how they should prepare.
Disobedient businessmen, disloyal functionaries, and opposition activists—these are the “criminals” the Kremlin wishes to pursue.
1660s, Cremelena, from Old Russian kremlinu, later kremlin (1796), from kreml' "citadel, fortress," perhaps of Tartar origin. Originally the citadel of any Russian city, now especially the one in Moscow. Used metonymically for "government of the U.S.S.R." from 1933. The modern form of the word in English might be via French.