TODAY: Crisis delays joint projects with China; ruble drops 45% in 12 months; Russia wants full debt repayment from Ukraine, won’t help restructure; agriculture agency burns 1.5 tons of food; Kremlin ties to big deals; Nemtsova takes complaint to European court.
TODAY: Pushkov names Canada most anti-Russia state; Moscow says new U.S. military stance is confrontational; Navalny fighting voter apathy; CTC Media could fall prey to foreign ownership laws; Pugachyov suing Kremlin; Russia not inviting Greece to join BRICS bank.
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: E.U. summit begins in Riga as President speaks out against Russia; Moldovans leaning towards Russia; Putin praises Lavrov who offers military aid to Iraq; captured soldiers confess to being in Russian military; Siluanov and I.M.F. predict economic contractions; Duma moves to bring elections forward, to opposition’s disadvantage.
TODAY: Putin criticises new Ukrainian law on debt repayments, threatens to take defaults to international court; Ukraine wants nuclear missile shield; Lavrov says Russia ready to cooperate with U.S.; Eastern Partnership summit concept in turmoil; Siluanov says Russia will need to curb spending; Sonin to emigrate.
TODAY: Putin accuses Washington of abetting terrorists in new documentary; sees Crimea seizure as historically justified; ‘fortress mentality’ emerging in eastern Europe; Night Wolves denied entry to Poland; Arctic Council meeting unaffected by politics; another twerking video offends authorities; the perils of being a ‘foreign agent’.
TODAY: Teacher fired over sexual orientation loses appeal; Alexei Navalny hearing postponed; Nemtsov suspect pleads innocence, says confession extracted under duress; veterans protest; Russia-Argentina meeting yields energy agreements; Rosatom deal darkens Clinton campaign; optimism on economy; pension contribution funds to remain; the return of the military icebreaker.
TODAY: Siluanov says worst is over for economy, Putin holds back, cements ties with Eurasian neighbours; E.U. moves towards extending anti-Russia sanctions; Lebedev fears for Russia; execution of ECHR ruling optional, says Justice Ministry; Kremlin trolls; Gazprom Media to switch radio station directors.
TODAY: Rebels continue to violate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine; OSCE calls for stronger measures to help it observe fighting; Kerry says Russia is lying about troops and weapons; U.K. sending military to train Ukrainian solders; Russia threatening a new gas crisis over Ukraine pay dispute; OSCE and Amnesty slam abuse of media freedom.
TODAY: Secure state jobs could be lost to budget cuts; Kudrin baffled over ratings downgrade; E.U. to ‘reframe’ energy relations with Russia and help Kiev wean off of dependence; British MPs want increased military spending to address Russia threat; suspects in Kharkiv bomb trained in Russia; Kerry blasts brazen Russia; 35,000-strong anti-Maidan march in Moscow. […]