On this week’s episode of Departures I am pleased to be joined in our London offices by Cheryl Phoenix of The Black Child Agenda, a courageous organization which is working on the modest goal of tackling a massively entrenched system of institutional racism and bigotry in the British public sector. Cheryl’s insights into the experiences […]
TODAY: The New Times is saved by crowdfunding. Navalny leaves Russia after paying fine. Amnesty names Russian activists prisoners of conscience. Macron lifts RT ban. Russia threatens to boycott Davos. Norway supports Finland GPS claims against Russia. US Energy Secretary calling for energy diversification in Europe. Duma looking into acquiring dormant funds. Danske Bank scandal may […]
TODAY: VTB denies Rosneft privatisation claims. Navalny barred from leaving Russia for ECHR hearing. Kremlin denies claims it disrupted Finnish GPS during war games. Nord Stream barred from making payments to Gazprom. Gasoline price freeze. St Petersburg opposition turns to creative strategies.
TODAY: Rosneft 2016 “privatisation” was funded by VTB. Putin speaks with Trump on sidelines of Armistice Centenary, agrees with Macron about the need for an EU army. Communist candidate wins Khakasia governor post. Elections held in eastern Ukraine. Meduza editor resigns over sexual harassment.
TODAY: US announces new Russia sanctions. Oil producers seeking unpopular measures on new contracts to protect against sanctions. Russia continuing to seize territory in eastern Ukraine. Protest numbers triple. Prigozhin masterminded US election interference, says former employee. Half of population believes Russian won WW1.
TODAY: Human rights lawyer car torched. Serebrennikov trial begins. WWII anniversary parade held on Red Square. China says US sanctions boost its Russia ties. Gazprom wants to gain a foothold in European hydrogen market, Kremlin wants a bigger share of global coal market. Rybolovlev officially declared a suspect in Monaco corruption case. A reading list […]
TODAY: Messaging apps face new regulations. Russian companies bracing for US sanctions. Oligarchs asked not to attend WEF in January. Oligarch Rybolovlev detained in Monaco. An in-depth look at the GRU.