TODAY: Putin’s three-and-a half hour phone-in follows standard formula; economic and domestic questions dominate; some observers suggest the President’s performance lacked zing in comparison to other years; raids carried out on IKEA and Onexim group; Browder to be questioned over Magnitsky case; Kremlin denounces new U.S. report.
TODAY: Russia’s row with Turkey heats up as Erdogan calls for Putin’s resignation over jet accusations; Kremlin may cut Turkish Stream support, publishes list of economic sanctions against Ankara; Obama steps in to mediate; anti-extremism legislation targets Jehovah’s Witnesses, man jailed for distributing extremist materials, 20 cases of treason this year; China wins jet fighter deal.
TODAY: Putin accuses Ankara of ‘stab in the back’ over downing of SU-24; Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey; warship deployed to Mediterranean to offer Russian forces greater security; Russian President vows ‘serious consequences’ but analysts suggest they will not be military; St Petersburg journalist attacked; NGO resolution in UN pointed towards Russia; Gazprom halts gas […]
TODAY: Glasnost Defense Foundation and Human Rights Institute fall foul of NGO law; Memorial facing ongoing challenges from Justice Ministry; Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with extremism in Taganrog; state of emergency declared in Crimea over power supply sabotage; Moscow blames Ukrainian nationalists; Russia accused of killing 97 children in Syria bombings; Iran and Russia drawing closer over […]
TODAY: Putin and Medvedev stand by position that Egypt crash cause remains unknown; increase in allegations that Islamic State bombed the plane in retaliation for Syria strikes; airline regulator suspends flying certificates for 737s, may restrict airlines; Astakhov wants sex ed classes banned in Tyumen; pessimistic demographics; Russia’s banks still struggling; pro-Kremlin protesters on the […]
TODAY: Diplomatic tensions rising over Russian bombing in Syria; Putin brushes off Western criticism; progress seen in Ukraine peace talks; both sides pledge to withdraw weapons; elections in rebel-held regions to be postponed; Russia will discuss oil prices with OPEC; Economy Ministry predicts GDP will recover (somewhat) in 2016.
TODAY: Putin’s United Nations address defends Russia’s actions in Syria; Obama meets with Putin to express conflicting views of Syria situation; Alexeyeva wins human rights award; Gazprom urges further talks in antitrust case; Russia destroying hundreds of tons of food; Nemtsov suspect retracts confession.
TODAY: Putin to deliver hotly anticipated speech at U.N. General Assembly on Monday; sideline meeting with Obama scheduled as Russia’s Syrian involvement deepens; contrasting views appear on subject matter of meeting; new figures reveal Russia’s economic dependence on energy; Kiev names Russia enemy number one; gas talks with Ukraine to resume; the real Putin telephones […]
TODAY: Putin lures investors to Russia’s Far East with promises of high returns; free land offer to attract citizens; lack of manifestos suggests complacency among regional governors, says think tank; no clear agreement reached on oil prices between Russia and Venezuela; Putin advocates international cooperation in fight against terror; new oil field launched in Siberia.
TODAY: Economy takes turn for the worse as second quarter data shows dramatic decline; Putin attempts to stave off ruble worries; Maria Zakharova becomes first female Foreign Ministry spokesman; Moscow asserts Washington must abandon military defence plans in Europe; Duma mulling bill to reduce penalties for corruption in military; translators concerned by dearth of patriotism […]