TODAY: Putin recommends Chaika for a third term; United Russia primaries were not democratic, reports say, Gorbachev says free and fair elections not possible under current legislation; Kudrin says economic reform must happen now; Russia launches first sovereign bond since Ukraine crisis; most top executives given pay rises last year, RBC finds; Isinbayeva says Olympic […]
TODAY: US concerned about Nord Stream as security threat; IMF thinks economic crisis over for Russia; new report says over $1tn of Russian assets are offshore; Tver man given 2 years for posting Crimea-related content online; former doping officer says he has a ‘Sochi List’; Putin meeting with Japanese PM leads to Kuril Islands ‘breakthrough’; […]
TODAY: Kremlin insists resurgent Russia not a threat, just protecting its interests; society not satisfied with current calibre of opposition, says expert panel member; Putin’s policies indicate high-level concern about economy; extremism convictions triple in past 5 years; China and Russia announce joint drill; Turner sells Russian assets; radio journalist found murdered.
TODAY: Dutch court overturns $50bn Yukos payment order in victory for Kremlin; NATO and Russia reaffirm their mutual loathing; CEC votes to overturn disputed Barvikha early voting results; blogger charged with inciting hatred; case opened against Pavlensky; Kudrin to draw up new economic program; deputy Culture Minister in asset freeze.
TODAY: Ruble rebounds thanks to accord on oil output freeze; Nabiullina asserts economy will grow with structural reform, as opposed to higher crude prices; Alexei Kudrin looks set to re-enter economic policy domain with think tank role; Russia an unreliable adversary of IS; Roscosmos wins court action on asset seizure in France; corruption as the […]
TODAY: Kudrin in talks to return to finance role; Putin gets low assessment for economic crisis from Bloomberg as Russians struggle to afford New Year’s celebrations; real wages declining, high expectations for arms exports; Russia seeks Assad re-election in 2017, US concerned by Syrian civilian deaths; Nemtsov supporters allege cover-up; athletics team will not make […]
TODAY: Kudrin suggests early elections as solution to long-standing need for economic reform; perspectives on state of economy differ at SPIEG; Greek Prime Minister’s attendance spurs discussion of new Moscow-Athens axis; Kremlin reacts to seizure of assets over Yukos case; Kaliningrad as military hotbed; anti-opposition hacker ‘Hell’ to have his day in court; pot hole […]
TODAY: Ukraine ceasefire violations continue, are at worst since February; Peskov raps Merkel’s use of word ‘annexation’; Crimea in danger of becoming money laundering hub; U.K. think-tank warns on dangers of Russian aggression; Kudrin says economic crisis is ‘full-blown’; FIFA investigation to include Russia; Pentagon wants to keep buying Russian rockets; NGO’s Chechnya office attacked.
TODAY: Kremlin accuses E.U. of being untrustworthy over blacklist publication; plans for war games prompt fears for new offensive in Ukraine; second nuclear plant in Iran planned for this year; bill to bring elections forward signal Kremlin’s popularity concerns; gay rights activist sentenced to ten days in prison; the world of official trolling; Kudrin open […]
TODAY: Russia delivers E.U. names of 89 officials it has banned from entering the country, sparking responses of flattery and bravado; Kara-Murza remains in coma; capital amnesty bill creates confusion; arrests at Moscow gay rights rally. Russia has imposed a travel blacklist on 89 European politicians, including security officials and critics of the Kremlin, as […]