TODAY: US extends Russia sanctions until 2017; Gazprom gets €2bn loan from China bank; Putin may appoint rights commissioner to replace election overseer Vladimir Churov; Putin’s public support at highest level in four years; Vkontakte wins case against Warner Music.
TODAY: Thousands march in Moscow and across Russia to mark Nemtsov anniversary, rally organiser beaten; Sberbank head given Vneshekonombank position; Putin’s cronyism; Syrian ceasefire gets mixed reports, with Saudi Arabia and Syrian observers alleging violations and Russia blaming Turkey for air strikes; Putin warns of foreign meddling ahead of general elections; Kadyrov to step down?
TODAY: Putin’s son-in-law to benefit from Kremlin loan to Sibur; ECHR orders Russia to pay damages to activist; Turkish companies blocked; Gazprom dividing Central Asia? Ukraine blames Kremlin for cyberattack; Russia bracing for mass unrest? Netflix moving into Russia, Coca-Cola offends with Crimea oversight.
TODAY: Kremlin chief of staff admits that Russia deployed equipment to Syria in advance of its military campaign, official says Russia’s goal there involves U.S.-backed rebel groups as well as Islamic State; Foreign Ministry apologises to France over confrontation with plane that turned out to be Swiss; planned NATO military exercise largest in 13 years; […]
TODAY: Putin celebrating six-nation deal over Iran’s nuclear program, observers say Russia could lose out; Constitutional Court rules certain ECHR judgments can be ignored; poverty hits critical levels; Nemtsov Moscow memorial project rejected; law temporarily eases regulations for small businesses.
TODAY: Legislation passes against ‘undesirable’ foreign NGOs, restricts media outlets also; radio interview removed after Putin bribe source fears for his safety; Echo Moskvy founder resigns; Putin meets Kirill, congratulates developing Church relations; new payments system named ‘Peace’. Russia comes second in Eurovision Song Contest.
TODAY: Kremlin says it will intervene against inflation, Central Bank concerned that drop in oil prices will affect growth, Kudrin warns of imminent recession; sanctions thwart art fair, delay new pipelines in Siberia; Mail.ru acquires Vkontakte; Yevtushenkov under house arrest; Russia to establish military unit in Crimea, who is next? Deputy finance minister Alexei Moiseyev […]
TODAY: Ruble reaches new low, Western sanctions hit oil producers; Russia to create a crisis fund to help targeted companies; Dozhd producer attacked; United Russia wins most seats in election; Lebedev bank searched; watchdog to log bloggers’ info’; Vkontakte hacked. The ruble hit a new record low against the dollar yesterday, of 38 rubles per […]
TODAY: Putin defends Internet regulations, says neither business nor freedoms will be affected; Zvezda journalists speak out; directors call for release of Sentsov; Žižek on Ukraine crisis, Lenin and Stalin; Moldova and Georgia make pact with E.U.; Lithuania fines Gazprom; LGBT activist speaks out against brutal crackdown. President Vladimir Putin has defended new restrictions on […]
TODAY: Navalny under pressure after new slander ruling; crackdown on social media; ousted Vkontactke founder persona non grata in Russia; Zhirinovsky faces possible criminal charges. Kiev re-launches ‘antiterrorism’ offensive after politician found dead in eastern Ukraine; scrabble for Arctic, scrabble for Caspian; Lenin’s birthday gift. Moscow’s Babushkinsky District Court has found opposition leader Alexei Navalny […]