TODAY: U.S. visits may be seen as a victory for Russia; NATO doubts Kremlin’s intentions in eastern Ukraine; men captured by Kiev said to be Russian soldiers; Alexeyeva to rejoin human rights council; ruble reaches six-month high against dollar, despite Central Bank measures; Potanin says sanctions have reached peak impact; Perepilichnyy inquest finds poisoning.
TODAY: Zhukovsky elections complaints; Russia urges responsible actions regarding North Korea; no support for lost Cyprus funds; Putin allocates funds to NGOs, slams U.S. interference; Strategy 31 detainees released; Putin praises Soviet education system; Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned; shale oil boom? Gazprom accuses Ukraine of fraud. Mayoral elections in Zhukovsky were marred by reports […]
TODAY: Russia’s concerns not eased by news that U.S. is scrapping part of its planned missile shield; opposition activist detained and strip-searched; ongoing Kremlin crackdown draws criticism; Coordination Council announces march plans; Deripaska comments on Pussy Riot, FSB; Putin bans foreign banks from opening branches in Russia; Perepilichnyy, Litvinenko, Milonov. The new U.S. Defence Secretary, […]
TODAY: Pussy Riot video to be banned; posthumous charged filed against Magnitsky; Perepilichnyy had been warned he was on hit list; Kopeysk prison strike highlights abuse of prisoners; planes beating trains. A Moscow City Court has declared that Pussy Riot’s ‘punk prayer’ music and political protest video is ‘extremist’, which means that media outlets can […]
TODAY: Toxicology reports in Magnitsky-related death awaited, Medvedev slams Magnitsky List; new fraud claims against former ministers; HIV cases on the rise; MegaFon IPO at bottom of range; Lukashenko fuels Putin injury rumours. Detectives are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests on 44-year-old Alexander Perepilichnyy, an informant in the Sergei Magnitsky case who was […]
TODAY: Supergrass in Magnitsky case found dead in U.K.; Mityaev fears fate in pretrial detention; Latynina on Malofeyev; Russian billionaires and Britain’s offshore tax havens; Medvedev signs cooperation agreement in France, promises not to convert Russia’s euro reserves; MegaFon IPO; Dagestani fighter released; the return of the cossacks. Alexander Perepilichnyy, the U.K.-based Russian businessman (and […]