TODAY: Putin and Medvedev breakfast together to boost ratings; Rotenberg to take ownership of major airport; new Internet surveillance law comes into effect; Khodorkovsky and Navalny supporting political prisoners; leaders support new Ukraine ceasefire; Matviyenko slams U.S. sanctions as undemocratic; oil companies benefitting from the devalued ruble.
TODAY: Putin defends decisions, hopes for more European independence, says Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize; Parnas rejection due to obstacles aimed at opposition, says Navalny; Russia follows through with Dutch tulip ban, threatens to destroy banned food imports; Kiselyov proposal would create conglomerate to support pro-Kremlin music; Litvinenko suspect not allowed to testify.
TODAY: Putin in Hungary with promise of nuclear power deal; Russia to respond to new E.U. sanctions, MI6 head says piling the pressure on Russia is dangerous; Russia is U.S. number one enemy; Rosneft publishes top execs aggregate earnings; Sistema awarded $1bn; treason detainment ruled unlawful; what happened to Crimea?
TODAY: Russia seen as ‘winner’ of Minsk agreement, which sets start time for ceasefire and troop withdrawal but fails to resolve border control or set deadlines; Putin hails outcome, Poroshenko expresses dissatisfaction; Russia immediately launches military exercises; Navalny associate’s parents investigated.
TODAY: Leaders sign Ukraine document in Minsk following all-night peace talks, details not yet announced; most E.U. countries oppose U.S. arming Ukraine; IISS says Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’ may start a trend among enemies of NATO; Lavrov praises Greece, offers aid; moths smuggled to destroy Sochi? Rosneft ordered to compensate Yukos; Putin advisor slams U.S. over […]
TODAY: E.U. extension of sanctions postponed as leaders gear up for Ukraine peace talks; Obama says U.S. has not ruled out weapons for Kiev; Moscow would see weapons aid as declaration of war; TV-2 taken off air; Nabiullina interview; Putin visits Cairo; Cyprus denies leasing military bases to Russia.
TODAY: Putin’s surprise Ukraine peace plan excludes U.S. and U.K.; think tank says Putin has autism, moves like a reptile; vital suburban train routes restored; Duma bill gives ‘foreign agents’ a chance to lose their label; home of Golos head ransacked; Moscow Times hacked; inflation at 15%. Milonov fights back.
TODAY: Ukraine peace talks fail, fighting continues, European leaders call for immediate cease-fire; NATO in favour of boosting weapons supplies to Ukraine; economy to shrink by 3% this year, says Kremlin; Lukoil overtaking Rosneft as country’s primary oil giant; millions of library books destroyed in fire.
TODAY: Lavrov meets fellow diplomats to discuss Ukraine; Latvia and EU see signs of change on Russian side; Merkel says no end to sanctions until Minsk agreement reinstated; give Ukraine $50 billion, says Soros; Medvedev decree bans transgender people from driving; earthquakes, volcanoes, and avalanches in the Far East.
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 […]