TODAY: National Endowment for Democracy declared the first undesirable organisation in Russia; Putin’s former ‘banker’ offers his insights into the machinations of the regime; opposition activists on hunger strike in Novosibirsk; plans to make patriotic cuisine a requirement for restaurants; pop stars protest Kremlin’s plans for regime-friendly talent hothouse; Britain complains about interference in Litvinenko inquiry; Gazprom […]
TODAY: Putin defends decisions, hopes for more European independence, says Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize; Parnas rejection due to obstacles aimed at opposition, says Navalny; Russia follows through with Dutch tulip ban, threatens to destroy banned food imports; Kiselyov proposal would create conglomerate to support pro-Kremlin music; Litvinenko suspect not allowed to testify.
TODAY: Siberian election commission blocks Navalny party; Govorit Moskva receives a warning; Committee Against Torture to close; Putin meets FIFA head who promises support for World Cup bid; ‘long winter’ coming for Russian economy, says Morgan Stanley; Yukos shareholders to push for damages.
TODAY: Leaders move towards Ukraine weapons pull-back deal; Naryshkin says Crimea was annexed by Ukraine in 1991; Putin’s ratings high but he will resign in 2019, predicts Khodorkovsky; Russian football has a racism problem says UN and FIFA; German exports fall under sanctions.
TODAY: Putin makes conciliatory address to Obama, saying good relations would ensure world security; isolation driving Russia’s aggression; VTB and Sberbank struggling in London; Nemtsov party Parnas elects new leader; Melamed case is a bid to oust Chubais? Iran to become major energy competitor to Russia.
TODAY: U.S. sending 250 tanks to Russian border; Nato summit this week puts the alliance back on historical course; German human rights official cancels Russia trip; Putin continues to deny economic crisis; ‘troll factory’ taken to court; Wikipedia satire site shuts down due to censorship; Gazprom building global alliance with Shell.
TODAY: Putin gives optimistic speech at St. Petersburg Economic Forum; Ivanov warns against West upping military presence in Europe; Patrushev accuses U.S. of spending $5bn on Ukraine coup; anti-Russia sanctions to cost Europe $113bn; state bank accounts unblocked in Yukos case; Navalny aide attacked.
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: Moscow, Baltic states fear war; Kremlin has no control in eastern Ukraine? Lavrov says Minsk implementation in fragile state; Putin visits Italy to boost Europe ties; Navalny on the campaign trail; Investigative Committee opens case against Ponomarev, seeks international warrant; Nemtsov’s daughter blames media for her father’s death; Russia to build on Kuril Islands.
TODAY: Putin says Russia is victim, not threat; G7 leaders urge united front against Russian aggression; Ukraine fighting affects defence aspirations; Navalny election campaigning in Novosibirsk; under new investigation, FIFA could strip Russia of hosting rights; Deutsche Bank investigating alleged Russian money laundering.