TODAY: New figures show economy contracted the most in six years in 2015; oil prices were driving factor; industrial output, real wages also decline; Putin unexpectedly lambastes Lenin; Defense Ministry denies plan for new Syria air base; Moscow looking to develop Kuril islands, risking Japan’s ire; Lukoil recommences work in Iran; company believes Russia needs […]
TODAY: Russia accuses IMF of Ukraine bias in new debt ruling; flexes military muscle in Syria; Churkin casts doubt on viability of international talks; Turkey lambasted for sending troops to Northern Iraq; car sales slide; Navalny reports Chaika to Swiss regulator in corruption allegations; Khodorkovsky to be charged in connection with murder.
TODAY: Harassment of independent TV channel Dozhd resumes; documentary alleging corruption in Prosecutor General’s circle proves popular; Khodorkovsky called in for questioning; anti-Kremlin activist to spend three years in jail; Russia requests closed door discussion with UN Security Council on Turkey; plans to raise legal smoking age; Putin pledges cooperation on climate change.
TODAY: Putin criticised by some for late response to airline disaster; investigators indicate explosion likely cause; intensive air strikes in Syria are damaging historical sites in Palmyra, monitors warn; anti-corruption measures cannot be imposed on other countries, says Ivanov; recent rulings may deter IT firms from investing in Russia; new ways of thinking about Putin’s leadership […]
TODAY: Transport Ministry rebuffs terrorist claims to have downed Russian jet; one of the country’s worst aviation disasters claims lives of 224 people; U.S. mulling upping naval presence in Europe to counter Russia; former Defence Minister fired in graft scandal lands new post; alliance between rebels in Donbass and Moscow faltering as Kremlin focuses on […]
TODAY: Russian deployment to Syria extended with fighter jets; Netanyahu in Moscow to discuss the nature of increased Russian presence; soldiers who claimed they were posted to Syria face criminal charges; new base in Belarus receives Putin’s approval; opposition rally attracts thousands of protestors calling for change of leader; Komi governor in major graft case; separatist conference […]
TODAY: IMF warns sanctions will take 9% off Russia’s GDP; ruble tumbles again; exiled Ukrainian politicians form committee to save Ukraine in Russia; Sweden expels Russian diplomat; Lavrov meets Hamas leader; Orthodox Church in rare defeat.
TODAY: Gay rights protest in St Petersburg ends in detentions; Kremlin dislikes gay emojis; luxury watch clocked at Peskov wedding; Orthodox Church’s sway in heritage sector causing concern; majority of citizens favor censoring Internet should circumstances require it; food prices stabilise.
TODAY: Washington accuses Moscow of breaking Ukraine ceasefire; Mistral deal may be cancelled; E.U.’s anti-trust case against Gazprom; prison amnesty will not free white collar criminals; Russia creates its own corruption monitor; Nemtsov allies seek U.S. assistance in pursuit of justice; new agriculture minister proves a controversial choice; Steven Seagal in Kremlin role?
TODAY: Putin’s four-hour call-in covers domestic problems, relations with the West, Nemtsov case; Kudrin voices concern over Putin’s optimism on economy; Open Russia offices raided; Gagarin crucifix graffiti raises ire of authorities; artist Pyotr Pavlensky faces hooliganism charges; Putin praises Iran’s flexibility; bribe advice cite blocked.