TODAY: Putin’s electoral rating at 5-year-low. Gazprom to extend Turkish Stream to four further EU countries. Putin wants faster missile production. No Russian IPOs in 2018. Further GRU official identified in 2016 Montenegro coup, UK releases more Skripal suspect footage. Communications Ministry seeking end of state information leaks. Gessen book seized at border.
TODAY: Duma approves new budget, expecting $62bn surplus, as Kremlin study reveals 1 in 5 live in poverty. Rapper arrested for parking lot performance. National Guard gets $1m laser vans for dispersing protesters. Communist candidate barred from running in re-vote he helped organise. Proposal to change National Security Council nuclear weapons rules. Lavrov blasts West […]
TODAY: Moscow slams international interference after its Russian candidate loses Interpol presidency vote. Russian attempt to curb OPCW fails. US will take action to block Russian-Iranian oil to Syria. Mercenaries seeking prosecution for PMC organisers. Students rebel following Soviet-style warning from teacher.
TODAY: Interpol plan to elect Russian president stirs fears amongst Kremlin opposition. New charges announced against financier and Interpol target William Browder. Former Putin bodyguards win high-end real estate. Danske Bank scandal shows Russian reliance on money laundering. “Putin’s chef” winning business in Africa. Duma approval plummeting. LGBT conference canceled after organisers threatened.
TODAY: Criminal case opened into St Petersburg river pollution. Prokopchuk poised to become President of Interpol. At APEC summit, Medvedev calls for transparent trade rules, bolsters trade with Vietnam. Orthodox Church split intensifies.
TODAY: In rare Article 18 invocation, ECHR rules Navalny’s rights were violated with arrests, orders Russia to pay fine. FAS hacked. Putin says Moscow fine with lower oil price. Gazprom accused of tax-dodging in Armenia. Jailed Butina asks for charges to be dropped.