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: Putin signs package of sanctions against Turkey, including travel bans for tour operators; analysts fear isolationism; Peskov describes plane downing as an ‘unprecedented gauntlet’; Interior Ministry discusses tighter control; Wikipedia fires editor for conspiring with authorities; truck drivers protest new road tax.» Read More
TODAY: Russia introduces economic measures against Turkey in retaliation for SU-24; energy and agriculture sectors to be affected; war of words continues on both sides; Putin meets with Hollande and agrees on the necessity of targeting Daesh alone in Syria; Gudkov vows action against NTV; Khodorkovsky discusses prospect of a Putin-free regime.» Read More
TODAY: War of words continues between Ankara and Moscow over jet downing; advanced air-to-surface missiles deployed to Syria; Lavrov asserts however that war with Turkey is not an option; Ukraine claims ceasing of gas imports from Russia was its decision; bans Russian airlines transit flights; Poland still seeking answers on Smolensk air disaster; Yeltsin remembered […]» Read More