Russia’s leadership is working hard to build up a new public mindset for anti-corruption, but only to remove certain officials. Will public disappointment be too much to bear?
TODAY: Peskov says more Council meetings will be needed before new policies can be made; Gazprom to export record amounts to Europe; renewal of EU anti-Russia sanctions to go ahead, despite some dissent; Russia blocks UN accreditation for CPJ; Culture Ministry will reserve grants for anti-terror films; Sharapova makes it onto Olympic list.» Read More
TODAY: Putin signs pardon and returns Savchenko to Ukraine; Medvedev mocked for response to Crimean pensioner; activist possibly framed for burglary; press silent on Economic Council meeting; Russia and France reactivating cooperation; Sberbank reports record profits; Russian banker sentenced in US for espionage.» Read More
TODAY: Economy Minister outlines privatisation plans; successful Eurobond seen as indicator of Russia’s ability to generate funds despite sanctions; Slovakia speaks out against anti-Russia sanctions; luxury brand Bulgari planning Russian expansion; re-tests from old samples could see 2008 Olympic medals stripped from Russian athletes, doping to become a crime; United Russia deputy alleges electoral fraud at […]» Read More