TODAY: Pro-Kremlin news website raided; Khodorkovsky technician detained; Russia showing no signs of wanting to leave WTO; Putin’s diplomacy designed to maintain the status quo? Crimea to receive $400 million Russian investment; Poland preparing for information war; ruble at its highest since last year.
TODAY: Lavrov says in distress over tragedy of Ukraine; NATO says Moscow still sending weapons into eastern Ukraine; Russian ultra-nationalist says Putin must start supporting pro-Russia rebels; 150 European far-right representatives meet in St. Petersburg; Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons; Kadyrov for President? Russia goes after gay U.N. employees; Yanukovych son dies in Lake […]
TODAY: Two Chechens charged with Nemtsov murder, three more held in custody; investigators may pursue Islamic link after suspect’s court comment; opposition reacts warily to arrests; Putin gives himself pay cut; Kudrin dismisses suggestion about Coca-Cola and McDonald’s; Yakunin denies gay rights suppressed; Navalny released from jail, vows to fight on.
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: 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: 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: Putin driven by suspicion of Western influences, Lavrov accuses U.S. of organising coup in Ukraine; Obama considers sending weapons to Kiev; Khodorkovsky and Navalny team up for next protest; Gazprom to slash capex, Medvedev moves to secure mortgage lending; Spotify cancels Russia launch.
TODAY: West threatens further sanctions in wake of increased violence in Ukraine; Lavrov says Russia ready to do what it takes, but falls short of taking responsibility; Rogozin says Ukraine punishments are really about other issues; LGBT activist fined for hosting support website; protesters detained in Moscow.
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: Merkel breaks with Putin over gay rights; Kremlin grant to Orthodox Church will fund creation of spiritual centers; Novatek lobbying in U.S. to end sanctions, Foreign Minister urges E.U. to call off sanctions; ruble hits all-time low; Russian hand suspected in Bulgarian anti-shale protests; Danone and PepsiCo targeted; book review special. A worsening anti-gay […]