TODAY: President Putin prepares to solder Russia-China ties at Beijing meeting; economic downturn of both likely to cast a shadow; Alrosa to slash prices; Aeroflot takes over competitor; miners on hunger strike in Siberia; new Internet surveillance law condemned by activists; Putin’s sporty start to September.
TODAY: Golos finds electoral funding violations on part of United Russia; worker for the watchdog attacked; hopes to usher in limited media access for ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; defence deals with Iran, Pakistan; Russia and China launch huge military exercises; Yakunin replacement announced; Forbes rich list shows Baturina holding, Rotenbergs less so; plans afoot to harshen penalties for food smuggling.
TODAY: Opposition activists in Siberia end hunger strike; Western journalists find their work unknowingly republished in Russia; Moscow suspected of organising cyber attack on U.S. military; Iranian general’s controversial trip to Moscow; Russia introduces law on seizing foreign assets; museum looking to warm strained ties with Europe. At the behest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, […]
TODAY: Putin accuses Kiev of gas war ‘genocide'; action on Ukraine’s gas debts undecided; Kiev believes that truce may be holding; Lavrov concurs; observers ponder further potential flash points in Ukraine; Cyprus and Russia agree on port usage; temporary price freeze on certain food stuffs; Arkhangelsk gay rights rally banned; Russia plans ISS exit.
TODAY: Russian delegates appear sanguine as World Economic Forum begins; Schlumberger looking to make major investment in Russian oil services company; Central Bank denies need for capital controls; study finds more than half of Russians in state of economic deprivation. Ukraine accuses Russia of direct involvement in conflict; Moscow mulling delivery of air missiles to […]
TODAY: Interest rate hike fails to save the troubled ruble; ‘Black Tuesday’ still not as bad as 1998, say some; blame game commences. Obama likely to sign new sanctions into law; ECHR rejects Russian appeal on Yukos; suspicious death of Kremlin-critical German deputy; Russian director and activist honoured with freedom of speech award. It seems […]
TODAY: Ruble falls, again; gold reserves used to buoy currency; Central Bank anticipating major capital flight. Russian military busy in Baltic; Stalin’s victims remembered; Google to downsize Russian office; Constitution Day. The ruble has fallen to 57.49 against the dollar and 71.23 against the euro, representing yet anther low and prompting reverberations in Russia’s stock exchanges. […]
TODAY: Putin’s India visit results in energy deals; Moscow cancels Uzbekistan debt; ruble trouble continues. Opposition activist placed on wanted list; school designated ‘foreign agent’, Putin influence noted by Time. Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has yielded a deal in which Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom will supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over […]
TODAY: Russia accuses West of seeking regime change through sanctions; ‘Day of Silence’ in Ukraine in attempt to rebuild ceasefire; Mistrals or money says Kremlin; military spending splurge. Ruble falling with oil prices; investor jitters widespread. Gas flow to Ukraine resumes; TV channel Rain seeking home once more. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has told […]
TODAY: Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks democracy in St Petersburg; opposition rally in Moscow; French President makes impromptu visit to Putin; Russian aircraft impounded in Nigeria. Default on the horizon? Social unrest may result from recession, warn analysts; Moscow mulls South Stream alternative options. Despite a slew of attempts by the authorities to thwart him, Yukos founder […]