TODAY: Putin calls migrant crisis ‘predictable’; Russia sending military support and possibly troops to Syria, prompting warning from Kerry; Memorial fined over foreign agents law; BBC proposes counter to RT; Yashin campaign thwarted in Kostroma; Snowden slams recent Russian laws; wedding police to combat joy.
TODAY: Russia and China crack stolen intelligence files; Medvedev thanks West for sanctions, Peskov promises reciprocity if they are increased; Russia’s oil and gas reserves exceed all others; Nemtsova to set up fund in father’s name; Putin praises strength of Russian patriotism; military aircraft miss NATO warships by 150 meters; U.S. to station weaponry in Europe as deterrent.
TODAY: Putin says internet isolation plan is for information security, not censorship; Russians see Western sanctions as affront, China support grows since Ukraine crisis; Russia pulls out of FLEX after gay adoption; conscription begins this fall, Arctic military command structure planned; Kasparov warns of Putin’s long-term goals; IMF halves its 2015 Russia growth forecast; new NATO head. […]
TODAY: Putin’s import ban anticipated to hurt Russian economy, prices to rise, restaurant market to be hit; U.S. poultry, nut, and soy bean markets to suffer; racist Moscow projection marks Obama’s birthday; United Airlines concerned over airspace ban; Nato calls for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine border. President Vladimir Putin’s ban on $9 billion worth of food […]
TODAY: Kremlin asks Twitter to block access to ‘extremists’; Obama and EU threaten more sanctions over Ukraine; Syria credits Putin for end of chemical weapons; university funding announced; RDIF courts investors; rules relaxed for foreign journalists. Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, requested yesterday that Twitter block access to a dozen ‘extremist’ (and as yet, unidentified) accounts, […]
TODAY: Ukraine blames Russia for violence in east, Lavrov blames West; arrest warrant for second Bolotnaya protester this week; Ukraine will not pay until gas price drops as alleged debt passes $5bn; emigration, alcoholism. 300 coalminers rallied in support of pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk yesterday, but the overall situation in eastern Ukraine, has returned to relative […]
TODAY: Poroshenko wins Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels smash ballot boxes, Putin promises to support new leadership, says no one wants new Cold War; Ukraine accuses Russia of military exercises on border; Putin SPIEF speech touches on sanctions, Snowden; BP and Rosneft sign shale exploration deal. Petro Poroshenko, the billionaire confectioner often dubbed the ‘Chocolate King’, […]
TODAY: Putin gives Ukraine a deadline for gas prepayment; Kiev comes back with a reduced price; Europe and U.S. poised to sharpen sanctions as Western oil companies suffer; Rogozin threatens to deactivate GPS infrastructure; interview with former U.S. ambassador McFaul; gay rights protest to go ahead despite warnings; Putin’s popularity still on the up; Snowden […]
TODAY: Russia to be stationed on the moon by 2030; NATO doubts troop withdrawal; Victory Day parade to go ahead; Putin oversees military rocket launches; Ukrainian rebels to go ahead with planned referendum; gay rights march authorised for next week; sexist diplomat ridiculed over Pussy Riot comments; Snowden manipulated by Kremlin, says former NSA head; […]
TODAY: Putin’s Q+A features Ukraine, Washington and surprise from Snowden; tentative deal reached in Geneva on Ukraine crisis; President hopes to limit Crimea spending; Usmanov retains top spot in Russian billionaire rankings. In Vladimir Putin’s ‘confident’ performance at his live Q&A session (his 12th, during which he answered 85 questions) he attacked sanctions imposed by the […]