TODAY: Russian air force launches air strikes in Syria against terrorists, though no terrorist positions actually targeted, say Western and Syrian sources; Lavrov says journalists should ignore non-Russian sources; U.S. and Russia to hold talks to avoid unintentional military conflict in Syria; Sakharov Center fined over ‘foreign agent’ law; pensions safety under threat.
TODAY: Washington says Moscow’s repeated use of veto discredits Security Council; Lavrov suggests U.S. coming round to Russian position on Syria, Washington refutes claim; Kremlin aggrieved at U.S. plans to update nuclear weapons at German base; God’s Will activist found guilty of hooliganism; profile of an opposition deputy; unemployment rising; new military base near Ukraine.
TODAY: Dutch flowers up in flames in apparent response to MH17 inquiry; Putin calls meeting over escalating Ukraine violence; ruble tumbles; Probusinessbank loses license; Kremlin establishes human rights prize, activists suspicious; rise in HIV rates; Lavrov’s foul mouth makes headlines.
TODAY: IMF warns sanctions will take 9% off Russia’s GDP; ruble tumbles again; exiled Ukrainian politicians form committee to save Ukraine in Russia; Sweden expels Russian diplomat; Lavrov meets Hamas leader; Orthodox Church in rare defeat.
TODAY: Moscow takes issue with proposed changes to Ukrainian constitution; Lavrov assures counterparts that Russia is engaged in peace process; protests in Georgia over reported Russian encroachment; Putin orders creation of new reserve force; military modernisation beset by problems; Russia surprises BRIC investors with 2015 performance; country’s neediest left vulnerable as charity sector attacked.
TODAY: Putin promises retaliation against Nato threats, announces 40 new intercontinental missiles; Nato Secretary-General accuses Putin of ‘sabre-rattling’; new data law to cost $6bn; blogger goes after Kremlin trolls.
TODAY: Moscow, Baltic states fear war; Kremlin has no control in eastern Ukraine? Lavrov says Minsk implementation in fragile state; Putin visits Italy to boost Europe ties; Navalny on the campaign trail; Investigative Committee opens case against Ponomarev, seeks international warrant; Nemtsov’s daughter blames media for her father’s death; Russia to build on Kuril Islands.
TODAY: Lavrov says relationship with U.S. is pragmatic, anticipates decades of sanctions; China starts pipeline construction; E.U. imposes tit-for-tat travel ban on Russia; MH17 downed by Ukrainian forces, says defence firm; ‘troll factory’ exposed; Kara-Murza regains consciousness; Belarus $3bn down.
TODAY: Kremlin accuses E.U. of being untrustworthy over blacklist publication; plans for war games prompt fears for new offensive in Ukraine; second nuclear plant in Iran planned for this year; bill to bring elections forward signal Kremlin’s popularity concerns; gay rights activist sentenced to ten days in prison; the world of official trolling; Kudrin open […]
TODAY: Russia delivers E.U. names of 89 officials it has banned from entering the country, sparking responses of flattery and bravado; Kara-Murza remains in coma; capital amnesty bill creates confusion; arrests at Moscow gay rights rally. Russia has imposed a travel blacklist on 89 European politicians, including security officials and critics of the Kremlin, as […]