Departures Podcast: Interview with Edward Watts, Author of ‘Mortal Republic’

On our latest episode of the Departures podcast, we are excited to feature the bestselling history author Edward J. Watts, author of “Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny.” As the Romans designed it, a representative democracy is designed to ‘move slowly’ and ‘build consensus’ on policies to mitigate societal issues – but if the history […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 22, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin protests US bombers flying near its borders. Russia puts a price on its natural resources. Russia working on its sovereign Internet. Military corruption increases fourfold. Hungary to buy gas early. Russia seeks larger share of global LNG market. Two further regional governors resign. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 21, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin announces Yamal gas field development, meets with global oil heads in Moscow. Gold tycoon back under tax investigation in France. Rogozin files charges over online articles. Three regional leaders step down. Rosstat says no political reasons for changes to income data reporting. Railway bridge to China completed.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 20, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin congratulates Russians who make it onto sanctions lists. Abramovich’s Evraz stake sale reduces company risks. RT fines critical staff. Russia holding 200 political prisoners. Kazakh President Nazarbayev steps down. Years of disappointing income statistics to be recalculated.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 19, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin marks 5th anniversary of Crimea annexation with power station launches, signs controversial new Internet bills into law. Chechen rights activist given 4-year sentence. Small Russian bank opens headquarters in Budapest. Egypt signs $2bn weapons deal with Russia. Norway demands answers on GPS interference.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 18, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation, as costs continue to mount. Deripaska sues US Treasury over sanctions. Hundreds of anti-Kremlin protesters gather in Moscow. Council member investigated for reposting an MBK meme. “Russian troll” speaks to BBC. Russia to decide on furthering OPEC agreement in May. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 15, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin’s rights council advises him to reject new Internet laws. Crimea annexation remains a success in public opinion. Ilya Yashin says authorities are harassing his grandmother to dissuade his political activities. Rosneft has poured $9bn into Venezuela thus far. RDIF to invest $2.7bn into Onexim. Banks safeguard against sanctions. Kremlin looks to […]