TODAY: E.U. envoys agree on sanction extension; IOC backs ban on Olympic athletes from Rio Games; but individuals may be able to appeal; new missile system tested successfully; security firm proposes phone taps for corporations; Sechin says the Kremlin does not fear Chinese partnership for Rosneft; Putin hoping to strengthen ties on Beijing visit.
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 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: 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: Parnas youth leader kidnapped in Moscow; censorship bosses to meet with China Internet mastermind; Russia in talks to supply Syria with more military equipment; Russia says bleak immediate outlook for relations with Turkey; ECHR orders Russia to be imprisoned activists; blogger charged with extremism; no oil freeze ahead of OPEC meeting.
TODAY: Lavrov says Europe cannot combat terrorism if playing games; Russia has no intentions to cut ties with EU, despite sanctions; Moscow police increase security measures in Brussels aftermath; Savchenko negotiations begin as pilot threatens another hunger strike; Medvedev says economy adjusting to new low price and will benefit from weaker ruble; meldonium scandal moves […]
TODAY: Syria says Russia has intensified air strikes following ceasefire, which Putin says does not apply to terrorist groups; Russia and Ukraine seeking $100 billion from each other in various claims; Amnesty cites Russia in global rights report; Navalny awarded damages by ECHR over KirovLev case; Yashin faces protesters, bomb threats at presentation of Kadyrov […]
TODAY: State Duma and Federation Council to discuss fight against terror in rare joint meeting; Moscow claims to have hit ISIS HQ in air raids; Syria serving to draw Russia out of isolation? Ukraine fears this means its interests will be ignored; China buys batch of fighter jets; Russia will build nuclear plant in Egypt; […]
TODAY: White House rejects visit from Medvedev to discuss Syria; Peskov says decision indicates that U.S. does not want to help save Syria; Vostochny Cosmodrome launch delayed; officials slam MH17 report; Guriev to join EBRD; Nabiullina tells her worst nightmare; foreign agents law harks back to Stalin era; Ukraine to join U.N. Security Council.