TODAY: Putin admits made decision to annex Crimea before referendum, wanted to rescue Crimeans from nationalists; Nemtsov friends say Islamist theory of his murder is nonsense; Kadyrov praises Nemtsov suspect as true patriot; Putin gives Kadyrov state honour; Switzerland expands sanctions; bribe penalties decrease; Russians laundering billions into U.K?
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 calls Nemtsov killing a ‘disgrace’, and politically motivated; Nemtsov daughter has little faith in investigation; getaway car linked to government security provider; Nemtsov’s Ukraine report to be published posthumously; Putin does not want Ukraine gas war; Rosneft profits drop; Fridman gets one week.
TODAY: Tens of thousands march in Moscow in honor of murdered Boris Nemtsov; Poroshenko says Nemtsov was about to release evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine crisis; Nemtsov’s final interview given just hours before his death; Putin vows to find and punish killers; Fridman hires former BP exec; Pugachyov ordered to reveal trust income.
TODAY: Putin gives State of Union address, blames West for sanctions, promises tax freeze, threatens speculators; ruble is world’s second-weakest currency; ECHR orders payment for Navalny; human rights is at a ten-year low in Russia, says HRW; Europe says South Stream cancellation is blackmail. During his keynote State of the Union address yesterday, Vladimir Putin […]
TODAY: Urlashov case is politically-motivated, say supporters; Magnitsky cased to be closed, Browder sentenced in absentia; officials pledge Olympic safety; ecologists worried about protected forests; Putin bans gay adoptions, goes ahead with Academy of Science reforms; trade barriers, Kyrgyz torpedo factory, Snowden, single Putin in demand. Supporters of Yaroslavl Mayor, Yevgeny Urlashov, say that his […]
TODAY: Russian adoptee dies in U.S.; new bill redefines conditions for seizing children; suspects arrested in Pakhomov death; Chelyabinsk residents cash in on meteorites; Yashin money to be investigated; Magnitsky trial postponed again; Russian still sending weapons to Syria; investment image problem. The Investigative Committee is demanding answers from Texas officials over the death of […]
TODAY: Protestors stage unsanctioned rally one year on from mass protest; leaders detained; new case against Navalny; wages for investigators hiked. Worrying figures on media murders; duma gives green light to Magnitsky Act response; Moscow downplays change on Syria stance; Russia-Brazil helicopter deal; smoking ban approved. Police have detained around 40 people, as well as […]
TODAY: Rally in support of Leonid Razvozzhayev ends in arrests; Coordinating Council holds first meeting; A Just Russia leader denounces white ribbon movement; Prokhorov to devote himself entirely to politics. Economy facing squeeze; Moscow woos Kyrgyzstan with hydroelectric power; Putin’s health. Opposition leaders Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin and Sergei Udaltsov were all detained on Saturday during an unsanctioned […]