TODAY: Former mayor sentenced to lengthy jail term for corruption; Russian team arrive in Rio on optimistic form, despite shadow of doping ban; football association begins investigations into doping claims; Russia claims Syrian opposition launched toxic attack on civilians; is the Kremlin flaunting its hacking abilities? Central Bank reaches out to citizens.
TODAY: Court says no to changing Navalny’s sentence to include prison time; Kremlin dismisses Clinton allegations, suggests US narrative is part of a cover-up; plenty of Russians are backing the Clinton campaign; EU officials concerned about potential of renewed attention to TurkStream project; IOC and WADA at war over Russia’s inclusion in Olympics; first anthrax victim reported.
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 […]
TODAY: Putin affirms need for robust defence against NATO; praises Duma for Crimea ‘integration’; SPIEG and successful spin; online criticism increasingly dangerous; probe into Karelia boat disaster flags up corruption; head of Moscow region’s electoral commission resigns.
TODAY: Germany calls for Russia to rejoin G7; Europe’s anti-Russian sanctions to continue six months; Finland and Russia working to mend relations; Savchenko warns Russia advancing to EU borders; Putin losing some of his usual broad base support; real estate findings uncovered by activists are disappearing from public records; Jehovah’s Witnesses labeled extremist; Mutko continues […]
TODAY: Russia open to German participation in privatisation plans, as Foreign Minister and Chancellor change stance on anti-Russia sanctions; Gunvor funded its own buy out to avoid sanctions repercussions; new Israeli Defence Minister is long-term Putin ally; NATO to increase defence spending to combat Russia; radio editor questioned by police over Navalny blog post; social […]
TODAY: Navalny and colleagues attacked in Anapa, blame authorities and police; Pavlensky says he was assaulted in detention; foreign agents law amended to exclude charities; Siluanov defends Kremlin’s new higher dividend policy; Bashneft dropped from list of strategically important companies; new Khodorkovsky documents submitted to Interpol; US Justice Department investigating Russian doping.
TODAY: Navalny detained, questioned about Islamic State at Krasnodar border; major independent media holding loses senior managers following state pressure; Pamfilova says she is proof that next elections will be fair; Eurovision defeat to Ukraine staggers Russia, with authorities claiming conspiracy; Mutko apologises for doping violations, pleads to be allowed to compete at Rio Olympics; […]
TODAY: US to switch on missile defence shield despite Russia’s protestations; Georgia provokes Russia with military exercises; Navalny probed again, criminal case launched against RBC; EBRD puts freeze on loans to Russia; final power line laid to Crimea; Putin plays hockey, falls.
TODAY: Security conference sees Russia blaming terrorism on the West; Lithuania upping defence budget over Russia fears; second rocket launch attempt successful; no more chance of pre-election coalition between Navalny and Kasyanov; Gazprom 2015 profits up; EBRD will stay in Russia despite ongoing sanctions, which the French Assembly want to see rejected; Magnitsky documentary pulled in […]