RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 22, 2016

TODAY: CAS upholds ban on Russian athletics team; climbing ruble worries Kremlin, but Central Bank seems unlikely to intervene; Russia accused of attacking U.S. base in Syria; company chief executive jailed for spying in U.S.; Rosneft cannot have access to Bashneft privatization, says Putin. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 21, 2016

TODAY: Outspoken opposition journalist dies in car bomb in Kiev; new rights report finds evidence of serious abuses in Ukraine conflict; Russia says it will not boycott Rio Olympics no matter how doping scandal is handled; mulling the most recent round of FSB vs Investigative Committee; mysteries of MiG’s recovery; nuclear secrets; Trump. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 20, 2016

TODAY: IOC considering possibility of banning Russia from Olympic Games amid doping scandal; several investigative committee members detained by FSB; British PM irks Kremlin by describing Russia as a threat; IMF sees some stabilisation in economy. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 19, 2016

TODAY: Damning new report into Russian doping finds complicity of government agencies; proposal to ban Russia completely from Rio Games is considered; Moscow accuses OSCE monitor of spying for Ukraine; ruble rally continues; new statistics suggests Russians are continuing to cut back on buying food and medicine. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 18, 2016

TODAY: Putin and Erdogan discuss coup attempt in Turkey; Kerry and Lavrov forge path towards peace in Syria but remain tacit on details; Bolotnaya protestor released; church worries about the influence of pocket monsters.

Statement on Events in Turkey

15 July 2016 – The following statement was issued by Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP. Amsterdam & Partners LLP acts on behalf of the Republic of Turkey. According to the latest information I am receiving from my contacts in Turkey, the attempted coup by elements of the armed forces is failing, thanks in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 15, 2016

TODAY: Russia optimistic about new UK Foreign Minister appointment; Russia wants to pick up the pace with US military cooperation on Syria, Assad says Russia never asked him to leave; Orthodox Church responds to sexual assault awareness movement; Navalny says Shuvalov using undeclared private jet; FSB requests Ekho Moskvy employee names, raps new graduates for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 14, 2016

TODAY: Former RBC director says his dismissal was the result of Kremlin pressure; land around Putin’s country residence owned by his cronies and leased out to Kremlin members, says RBC; huge National Guard base planned for Moscow; NBCUniversal executive barred from entering Russia; anti-terror laws to affect missionaries and shipping; Ukraine court dismisses Gazprom giant […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 13, 2016

TODAY: First tech company leaves Russia in response to anti-terrorism laws, others may follow; Apple to build special Russian repair center following lawsuit; VTB will not be privatised this year, and other stakes may be sold slowly, analysts say; NATO-Russia Council to meet today; Navalny anti-defamation lawsuit thrown out; Peskov says a woman can be […]

Interview with Daily Sabah on the Threat of the Gülen Organization

Today a feature interview with Robert Amsterdam was published on the front page of Sabah newspaper in Turkey. A translated version of the interview is featured on the digital version of Daily Sabah, which can be read here.  Below, an excerpt: The mafia-like network created by the Gülen Movement is a threat to the U.S. […]