TODAY: Putin’s four-hour call-in covers domestic problems, relations with the West, Nemtsov case; Kudrin voices concern over Putin’s optimism on economy; Open Russia offices raided; Gagarin crucifix graffiti raises ire of authorities; artist Pyotr Pavlensky faces hooliganism charges; Putin praises Iran’s flexibility; bribe advice cite blocked.
TODAY: Putin gears up for annual Q+A; pre-session comments indicate few surprises; Kremlin in talks with OPEC; the efficiency of Russia’s hybrid warfare; Culture Ministry bans release of wartime Hollywood blockbuster; Poland fears descent of Night Wolves; environmental campaigner’s plea for early release refused; Apple tackles Siri’s homophobia ‘bug’. From little green men to fairytale dresses, […]
TODAY: Northern European nations pinpoint Russia as primary threat; Foreign Ministry objects to Finland and Sweden moving towards NATO; Putin not to be invited to G7 this year; Ukraine gas talks postponed; ruble takes a fall. Watchdog declares satirist memes illegal; jailed activist denied permission to attend mother’s funeral; analysts recommend Russia over other BRICS stocks.
TODAY: Transparency International falls victim to NGO law; corruption skyrocketing says former Finance Minister; Ilya Ponomaryov discusses future in Russia or elsewhere; BBC says reports of child death in Ukraine fabricated; Putin’s meeting with Greek PM sees no economic agreements; Russia looks to woo Thailand with fighter jets; film makers turn their attention to fast […]
TODAY: Unemployment on the rise as ruble gains; Greece says it is opposed to new anti-Russia sanctions as Putin ponders cheap gas package for Athens; Putin on Crimea and Ukraine in 2008; Ponomarev exile; eBay first to follow new legislation; hundreds commemorate Nemtsov.
TODAY: Lavrov promises Israel no new arms race; Putin meeting with Greek and Cypriot leaders this week; patriotism to be written into school curriculum; inflation is highest in 13 years; Kremlin monitors media photos of opposition figures; Ponomaryov to be stripped of legislative immunity; Nemtsov suspects arrested again.
TODAY: Foreign Ministry denies supplying weapons to Yemen, demands humanitarian access; Lavrov proposes Ukraine weapons withdrawal; Kiev triples requests for Russian gas under new low price; Fridman forms new West-focused investment group; Crimea rights situation unchanged; Moscow’s nuclear boasts; Medvedev in Vietnam.
TODAY: Moscow satisfied with Iran nuclear deal, a triumph of Russian and Iranian cooperation, says Tehran; Russia won’t give up U.N. veto; Ukraine wins three month gas price respite; Putin doubles NGO budget as U.N. demands more action on human rights; venues refuse to host Nemtsov memorial; Kremlin bots on the prowl.
TODAY: Kudrin anticipates stagnant economy, urges Putin to leverage popularity and push economic reform, estimates Crimea losses; former allies slam Kremlin policies; state company heads exempted from having to declare incomes; why is Putin so popular? Greece slams anti-Russia sanctions, seeks gas discount; Poland and Georgia see imminent Russian threat; Golos leader evicted.
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.