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 […]
The following press release was distributed to media today. Report from Amsterdam & Partners LLP accuses activists of spreading false information, attacking right to fair trial, and blocking economic development in Honduras The ongoing prosecution of two businessmen accused of involvement in the 2016 killing of activist Berta Cáceres is based on false claims, riddled […]
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin’s state of the union address focuses heavily on domestic development. Demographic deficit, business climate and brittle relations with the US among subjects approached. Poll finds majority of Russians believe it is impossible to do business in Russia whilst playing by the rules. Moscow will point its weapons at Western targets, asserts […]
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin addresses the nation amid dipping popularity. Duma bans smartphones for soldiers. Oil major to take on ruined Tsarist palace. Microsoft detects Russian operation hacking think tanks. The changing state of energy relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Despite sanctions, trade between Moscow and Kiev remains strong.
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Business community within Russia and abroad responds with shock to Calvey arrest. European Union expands sanctions list in response to last year’s Sea of Azov naval incident. Production of commercial airliner postponed as a result of sanctions. Rusal resumes negotiations as US lifts restrictions. Independent journalist assaulted. Civic efforts to improve healthcare […]
TODAY IN RUSSIA: St Petersburg authorities refuse to sanction Nemtsov memorial rally. Anti-landfill protesters threatened with jail sentences by Moscow police. US investor Michael Calvey detained on embezzlement accusations in echoes of Hermitage Capital case. Belarus ready for a merge with Russia, pronounces Lukashenko. Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuelan oil company.
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Officials respond to US sanctions plan. Bellingcat names third Skripal suspect. Volunteers uncover proof of election fraud in Moscow’s regions. Communist voters propose punishments for officials who insult citizens. Another apartment block gas explosion kills residents.
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Navalny volunteer prosecuted under new law against encouraging minors to protest. Kremlin officials respond angrily to new US sanctions bill. New EU rules could affect Nord Stream 2. Ponomaryov rights group labeled “foreign agent” again. Parsing Surkov’s tract. Did Russian trolls encourage EU measles crisis?