TODAY: Russia vetoes United Nations MH17 tribunal resolution; Kremlin defends ‘undesirables’ law; Parnas leader and activists briefly detained in Novosibirsk; LGBT website founder fined; Central Bank halting foreign currency purchases to boost reserves; loan for Belarus.
TODAY: National Endowment for Democracy declared the first undesirable organisation in Russia; Putin’s former ‘banker’ offers his insights into the machinations of the regime; opposition activists on hunger strike in Novosibirsk; plans to make patriotic cuisine a requirement for restaurants; pop stars protest Kremlin’s plans for regime-friendly talent hothouse; Britain complains about interference in Litvinenko inquiry; Gazprom […]
TODAY: Leaders move towards Ukraine weapons pull-back deal; Naryshkin says Crimea was annexed by Ukraine in 1991; Putin’s ratings high but he will resign in 2019, predicts Khodorkovsky; Russian football has a racism problem says UN and FIFA; German exports fall under sanctions.
TODAY: MacArthur Foundation exits Russia under pressure; Chubais colleagues flee Russia; Medvedev to lead United Russia again; Russia better off with Greece part of E.U?; Rosneft requests end of Gazprom export monopoly; recession could extend into 2016; single-industry towns in danger.
TODAY: Russia to spend $1bn yearly dropping Ukraine gas route; Ukraine PM says Russia out to destroy his country; Deutsche Bank Moscow under investigation; Putin says MH17 tribunal ‘premature’; United Russia paying youth activists to lobby for LGBT support group closure, says founder; Peskov to marry Olympic skater.
TODAY: Putin celebrating six-nation deal over Iran’s nuclear program, observers say Russia could lose out; Constitutional Court rules certain ECHR judgments can be ignored; poverty hits critical levels; Nemtsov Moscow memorial project rejected; law temporarily eases regulations for small businesses.
TODAY: Two major organisations shutting down to avoid ‘foreign agent’ labels; new election-time rules drawn up for popular bloggers; U.S. officials talking up Russia threat; United Russia unveils hetero flag; Putin welcomes Chinese President to BRICS summit; Turkmenistan says Gazprom hasn’t paid; Ukraine banks want Crimea compensation. Putin to try yoga, selfie addiction.
TODAY: High court approves move to hold elections early; Pentagon warns of war with Russia; Prosecutor General backtracks on earlier reports about disputing independence of Baltic states; Gazprom halts deliveries to Ukraine, supplies to Europe unaffected; Russia leads world in gas flaring; debt prevents travel.
TODAY: Spanish prosecutors say Putin owns property on the Costa Blanca; Ukraine promises to stop buying Russian gas as of today after inconclusive talks; Turkey gas pricing rows delay pipeline; watchdog opens environmental case against Rosneft; Khodorkovsky named as prime suspect in re-opened Siberian Mayor murder case. As part of allegations made by Spanish prosecutors […]
TODAY: Peskov says Moscow is worried about effects of Greek crisis on Europe; Kremlin supports Belarus, Syria, gives Ukraine gas discount; Canada sanctions Gazprom; Putin and Berlusconi holiday in Siberia; Putin allies assisted crime syndicate, says Madrid; Dadayev changes testimony; plagues.