Today in Russia: Oil price collapse deepens, weakens ruble; Sberbank chief warns banks may need bailouts; Lavrov extends olive branch to neighbor Georgia; US report says disinformation continuing; Organizer of anti-lockdown protest in North Ossetia jailed; While most countries unite during COVID-19, Russia and USA see division; Life expectancy reaches all-time high in Russia in 2019; Russia and Turkey hold talks, joint patrol in Idlib; First doctor treating COVID-19 patients dies in Russia.
Today in Russia: Oil price falls more despite OPEC+ deal; Electronic pass-system comes into effect in Moscow leading to large queues and crowds at metro stations; Veterans urge the postponement of the May 9 Victory Day parade; COVID-19 cases continue to rise with record daily increase in infections; Alcohol consumption surges during coronavirus, raising concerns; How a Russian state-run outlet falsely reported UK PM needed ventilator.
A conversation about how the failure of America’s foreign policy hubris has been a gift to rising powers like China and Russia.
TODAY: Activists gather 1m signatures against pension reform; FAS head slams backward economy; Zakharova pleased at Trump’s avoidance of Russia during UN speech; Lavrov slams Norway over espionage arrest; Russian arrested in Finnish money laundering probe; activist Verzilov regains consciousness; Supreme Court head intervenes on social media extremism cases; Swiss deem Abramovich a security threat; […]
TODAY: Putin signs law decriminalising domestic violence, orders armed forces check for war time readiness; Kremlin still upset about Fox News debacle; Lavrov praises Trump’s position on Ukraine; Roskomnadzor blocks one porn site, unblocks another; Kara-Murza confirmed poisoned; ECHR awards compensation to Russians blocked from demonstrating; RDIF expecting $1bn in new capital this year; science […]
TODAY: Reporter Grigory Pasko attacked in Barnaul; journalist who attempted to expose election fraud charged with it himself; Patriarch Krill hardens abortion stance; anti-Kremlin protester arrested once more; Putin linked to Gunvor in Dozhd TV broadcast; MH17 investigation likely to show Buk missile behind tragedy; rumours swirl around Investigative Committee; grain harvest applauded by Putin; ecologists express concerns over Siberian wildfires.
Today a feature interview with Robert Amsterdam was published on the front page of Sabah newspaper in Turkey. A translated version of the interview is featured on the digital version of Daily Sabah, which can be read here. Below, an excerpt: The mafia-like network created by the Gülen Movement is a threat to the U.S. […]
As readers of this blog will know, 22nd May marked the 1st anniversary of Thailand’s most recent military coup d’etat. To mark this anniversary, groups of Thai students around the country engaged in civil disobedience and protest against the military regime. In typical fashion the Thai military reacted with draconian brutality, beating and arresting 38 students. […]
TODAY: Prosecutors seek ten years for Navalny; China pledges to help Russia in finance turmoil; Lesin to step down from media role. Russia will never be intimidated, says Putin; invites North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow; crisis tactics, gold and assets. Russian prosecutors have asked a court to sentence opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 10 […]
TODAY: Memorial moves to defer its closure; citizens’ anger mounts over currency decline; no protection from rising costs. Sweden says Russian jet nearly collided with commercial liner; Moscow points finger at NATO; gay rights critic storms Moscow club. Long-standing human rights group Memorial, under threat of dissolution by the Kremlin, has sent a revised charter […]