TODAY: New law permits Russia to ignore ECHR rulings; fears for personal data in the hands of security services; cultural figures unite in support of opposition protestors; fines for not paying road tax decreased one hundred fold; Putin and Kerry meet to talk Syria; could Turkey block Russian access to strategic waterways? Lukashenka and Putin […]
TODAY: Russia introduces economic measures against Turkey in retaliation for SU-24; energy and agriculture sectors to be affected; war of words continues on both sides; Putin meets with Hollande and agrees on the necessity of targeting Daesh alone in Syria; Gudkov vows action against NTV; Khodorkovsky discusses prospect of a Putin-free regime.
TODAY: Kremlin chief of staff admits that Russia deployed equipment to Syria in advance of its military campaign, official says Russia’s goal there involves U.S.-backed rebel groups as well as Islamic State; Foreign Ministry apologises to France over confrontation with plane that turned out to be Swiss; planned NATO military exercise largest in 13 years; […]
TODAY: U.S. coalition aircraft rerouted to avoid clash with Russian planes, State Department says 90% of strikes not aimed at I.S.; Russia and Syria launch first coordinated attack; Putin praises actions in Syria; Iraq may see Russian assistance with I.S.; TurkStream pipeline delayed due to tensions; Golos to remain on ‘foreign agent’ register; activists seek […]
TODAY: Russia delivers E.U. names of 89 officials it has banned from entering the country, sparking responses of flattery and bravado; Kara-Murza remains in coma; capital amnesty bill creates confusion; arrests at Moscow gay rights rally. Russia has imposed a travel blacklist on 89 European politicians, including security officials and critics of the Kremlin, as […]
TODAY: Nemtsov’s Ukraine report completed by Yashin, to be published today; Kerry and Putin will meet to discuss relations; NATO head says Minsk agreement ‘blatantly’ violated; Russia and China begin military exercises; Rosprirodnadzor not collecting pollution fines; Kadyrov and Khodorkovsky feuding.
TODAY: Gudkov calls for Duma investigation into Nemtsov murder; Nemtsov’s last note pertains to Ukraine work; Russian media no longer being accredited in Ukraine; Russia denies NATO accusations of nuclear drills; Central Bank says inflation still top priority; Pushkov suggests Coca-Cola and McDonald’s should leave; 55% would vote for Putin.
TODAY: Ruble hits all-time low; Khodorkovsky says stringent sanctions needed but would destabilise the West, Peskov dismisses him; Navalny ally seeking British asylum; Putin turns 62, bans nighttime gatherings; Russian nuclear threat? Orthodox Church seen as ‘soft power’ in Ukraine; Romania seizes Lukoil’s supplies. The ruble hit another new all-time low against the dollar last […]
TODAY: Cyprus and Russia fail to reach bailout deal, talks continue; funds for assets deal mulled. Bolshoi ‘brothel’ claims rejected; Kremlin’s internal opposition to U.S. adoption ban; campaign against Dmitry Gudkov continues; Pussy Riot appeal rejected; new Amnesty report decries intimidation against lawyers in North Caucasus. Talks in Moscow between Cypriot finance minister, Michael Sarris, and […]
TODAY: Russia’s concerns not eased by news that U.S. is scrapping part of its planned missile shield; opposition activist detained and strip-searched; ongoing Kremlin crackdown draws criticism; Coordination Council announces march plans; Deripaska comments on Pussy Riot, FSB; Putin bans foreign banks from opening branches in Russia; Perepilichnyy, Litvinenko, Milonov. The new U.S. Defence Secretary, […]