TODAY: Multiple violations reported in regional elections; NGO office raided in Kostroma where Parnas claims to have reached 5% of the vote; authorities contest; Russia will continue to supply Assad with weapons; observers ponder reasons for escalation of Moscow’s involvement in Syria; ceasefire in Ukraine holding; Elton John wants to tell Putin how he feels […]
TODAY: Kremlin remains silent on rumours that it sent troops to Syria, says Syrian armed forces are West’s only hope of defeating IS; Ukraine and Slovakia oppose natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany; opposition leaders subjected to ‘guerrilla campaign’ to discredit them before weekend’s regional elections; Navalny interview; vandal sentenced to two years in prison; […]
TODAY: Putin calls migrant crisis ‘predictable’; Russia sending military support and possibly troops to Syria, prompting warning from Kerry; Memorial fined over foreign agents law; BBC proposes counter to RT; Yashin campaign thwarted in Kostroma; Snowden slams recent Russian laws; wedding police to combat joy.
TODAY: Nemtsov’s posthumous Ukraine report published, revealing details of Kremlin involvement in war, Peskov says hasn’t seen it; U.S. Secretary of State in friendly but inconclusive talks with Putin and Lavrov; Merkel censored by translator; new Russia rail deal for China; state-run bank to pay accused spy’s legal fees; Swedes have novel ideas for putting […]
TODAY: Nemtsov’s Ukraine report completed by Yashin, to be published today; Kerry and Putin will meet to discuss relations; NATO head says Minsk agreement ‘blatantly’ violated; Russia and China begin military exercises; Rosprirodnadzor not collecting pollution fines; Kadyrov and Khodorkovsky feuding.
TODAY: Putin calls for global security at Victory Day Parade; Poroshenko slams Russia’s spectacle; Chinese President’s visit signals a raft of deals; NATO hotlines aim to defuse escalating conflict; Merkel visits Putin to press for end to Ukraine conflict; Yashin to release Nemtsov report.
TODAY: Navalny’s party deregistered; Yashin amnestied; Spiegelman laments Maus ban; Night Wolves debacle part of information control? Putin remains buoyant on economy; Rosneft subsidiary suing government; Ivanov’s verdict on twerking.
TODAY: Opposition movements to join forces as state bears down on critics; Yevgenia Chirikova quits Russia; wildfires an act of arson by opposition, claim authorities; Khodorkovsky sees Kadyrov link in Open Russia raid; Rogozin defies travel plan for Norway visit; the woes of Vostochny Cosmodrome; statistics dampen Putin’s financial optimism; Russia raises Israel’s hackles with S-300 sale to […]
TODAY: Siberian theatre director fired following church protests; Yashin vows to see Nemtsov’s Ukraine work through; Finance Ministry refuses to restructure Ukraine’s debt; Russia joins AIIB; Kremlin denies bombers to Argentina report; citizens cut back on alcohol and cigarettes.
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?