TODAY: Putin talks about annexation in new Crimea documentary as one year anniversary approaches; Putin absence rumours continue; Nemtsov’s Ukraine research to be published next month, possible link found between Chechnya and ongoing tracking of opposition figures; Tusk says Putin’s policy is conflict; Gazprom updates its European relationship; VTB suffering.
TODAY: Ukraine fears quieten as Putin rules out force; describes events in Kiev as coup d’etat; ICBM tested.; President’s motives considered. Journalists covering Crimea story intimidated; Professor sacked over critical article; final days of Dozhd; Navalny receives new accessory. President Vladimir Putin has spoken publicly about events in Ukraine for the first time since ousted […]
TODAY: Two Crimean airports ‘occupied’ by Russian troops, says Ukraine interior ministry; Moscow denies but hints at conciliation; moves in Duma to facilitate territories joining Russia; Yanukovych protected by Moscow? Future of Ria-Novosti staff uncertain; Investigative Committee knuckle down on Gleb Fetisov; profits plunge at Severstal. Armed men, believed to be Russian officers, have seized control […]
TODAY: Crimea’s regional parliament seized amid clashes between pro-Russians and Tatars; Russian troops flex muscles; Yanukovych spotted near Moscow? Navalny investigators seek house arrest; police officer accused of attacking Bolotnaya detainee; Putin’s popularity high; Michael McFaul says goodbye to Russia. In a rapidly evolving situation, it has been reported that the regional government building and parliament in […]
TODAY: Death toll continues to mount in Kiev; Lavrov berates West for meddling; Pussy Riot whipped in Sochi performance; the costs of hosting the Olympics; credit rating drop and ruble free fall; blogging crackdown. A tentative ‘truce’ reached between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders in Kiev was quickly broken when nine protesters were shot dead in the space […]
TODAY: Yanukovych heads to Moscow; $15 billion loan deal at stake; Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad cause international concern; Russia criticises Syria policy at Security Council. St Petersburg governor on his way out? Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is due to touch down in Moscow today for a meeting with Vladimir Putin, at which a ‘raft of substantial […]
TODAY: Udaltsov pays fine in coins; Mitvol home searched; Lomakin leaves United Russia; public smoking ban signed by Putin; Kerry to meet Lavrov; Shatto adoption row continues; Ukraine will not pay Gazprom fine; Rosneft to complete TNK-BP deal early; Rogozin on arms procurement; Chelyabinsk meteor fever. Supporters of opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov, who is currently […]
TODAY: Kasparov acquitted, releases statement and ‘falsified’ police reports; Pussy Riot members flee Russia; activists chainsaw wooden crosses; intelligence service to monitor blogs and influence opinion; Ukrainian President seeks Russian support; Greenpeace continue to target Gazprom’s Arctic rigs; horizontal drilling; TNK-BP denies AAR links; expanding Russian retail. Garry Kasparov has been acquitted of participating in […]