TODAY: Russia vetoes United Nations MH17 tribunal resolution; Kremlin defends ‘undesirables’ law; Parnas leader and activists briefly detained in Novosibirsk; LGBT website founder fined; Central Bank halting foreign currency purchases to boost reserves; loan for Belarus.
TODAY: Leaders move towards Ukraine weapons pull-back deal; Naryshkin says Crimea was annexed by Ukraine in 1991; Putin’s ratings high but he will resign in 2019, predicts Khodorkovsky; Russian football has a racism problem says UN and FIFA; German exports fall under sanctions.
TODAY: Russia proposes alternative U.N. resolution on MH17 which would minimise international involvement; Maria Gaidar faces the fall out of her decision to work in Ukraine; Spartak edits Kasparov out of its history book; value of wages plummeting; Kaliningrad; cheese smuggling.
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: Russia to spend $1bn yearly dropping Ukraine gas route; Ukraine PM says Russia out to destroy his country; Deutsche Bank Moscow under investigation; Putin says MH17 tribunal ‘premature’; United Russia paying youth activists to lobby for LGBT support group closure, says founder; Peskov to marry Olympic skater.
TODAY: Russia Today’s bank account frozen in London; VTB given access to Chinese bonds; Georgia says Russia violating its sovereignty; Biden says Russia bent on destabilising Ukraine; Putin cuts Interior Ministry staff; presenters test Moscow’s tolerance; 23 killed in barracks collapse.
TODAY: Putin praises cooperation of SCO, BRICS, and EEU leaders; U.S. military says Russia is top threat; Greece reveals €2 billion Russia gas project plans; OSCE meeting of lawmakers condemns Crimea annexation; many Crimeans still unable to obtain passports; M&A surge in banking industry.
TODAY: Pushkov names Canada most anti-Russia state; Moscow says new U.S. military stance is confrontational; Navalny fighting voter apathy; CTC Media could fall prey to foreign ownership laws; Pugachyov suing Kremlin; Russia not inviting Greece to join BRICS bank.
TODAY: High court approves move to hold elections early; Pentagon warns of war with Russia; Prosecutor General backtracks on earlier reports about disputing independence of Baltic states; Gazprom halts deliveries to Ukraine, supplies to Europe unaffected; Russia leads world in gas flaring; debt prevents travel.
TODAY: Spanish prosecutors say Putin owns property on the Costa Blanca; Ukraine promises to stop buying Russian gas as of today after inconclusive talks; Turkey gas pricing rows delay pipeline; watchdog opens environmental case against Rosneft; Khodorkovsky named as prime suspect in re-opened Siberian Mayor murder case. As part of allegations made by Spanish prosecutors […]