Today in Russia: Germany and the Czech Republic ban Russia travel; Neutral athletes for Tokyo Olympics approved; More Crimea military maneuvers; Russian jet buzzed Dutch warship, say Dutch; Pilot banks for digital ruble; Minsk to Nur Sultan: oil please.
Today in Russia: Military helicopter crash kills 3; Amb Sullivan back in Moscow; Where’s Medvedev? Humiliation!; Minsk survives EU sanctions, so far; Metals export duties to be imposed starting August 1
Today in Russia: Russia-UK naval encounter; Ban on Navalny groups clarified by Moscow City Court; Putin invites Kadyrov to run again in Chechen elections; Moscow region hotels to restrict non-vaccinated guests; Europe’s winter gas supply may depend on Russia
Vladimir Putin never seems to go away. No matter what economic or political crisis, invasions of neighboring nations, or crushing oppression of basic civil liberties, he somehow manages to sustain enough of a perception of popular support and legitimacy to keep on going. Why? That’s the question studied in the terrific new book “The Red […]
Today in Russia: New US sanctions connected to Navalny; Belarus might face “Venezuela sanctions” as EU looks to hit Minsk where it hurts; Blowout in Armenian elections; Looming COVID-19 disaster, vaccine mandates, and vaccine skeptics
Today in Russia: “Overcoming mistrust” the name of the game at Biden-Putin meeting; US and Russian ambassadors will return to their posts; Sputnik V’s EU approval delayed; You can have Navalny back when you admit he’s a spy! Mandatory vaccination coming to some corners of Russia (nevermind what Peskov said); Prigozhin’s next target: Mediazona and its editor, prospective foreign agent; All overseas bank transfers to be verified