RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 31, 2018

TODAY: “Murdered” journalist Babchenko appears at press conference, says death was faked, Kremlin has no comment; businessman Browder accuses Russia of abusing Interpol after sixth detention; foreign investors drop $3bn in wake of sanctions; Naftogaz appeals to Switzerland to enforce Gazprom ruling; no sign of let up on racist football incidents.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 30, 2018

TODAY: Anti-Kremlin journalist murdered in Kiev; US reveals wish list for Deripaska En+ holding; VEB will need state support to carry out Putin’s objectives; UN investigating Russia for Syria hospital attacks; Lavrov rejects MH17 accusations; Kremlin comments on Abramovich Israel visa; Latvia investigating bank connections with Russian funds; Lukoil profits skyrocket.  

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 29, 2018

TODAY: Poland in talks with US about troops to deter Russia, PM calls Nord Stream a hybrid weapon, no NATO consensus on pipeline; Gazprom seeking reversal in Naftogaz ruling; oil drops on Russia vow to increase supplies; Roman Abramovich secures Israeli citizenship; diabetes support group fined as “foreign agent”.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 28, 2018

TODAY: Deripaska resigns from Rusal board, keeps control stake in En+; Vekselberg met Trump lawyer ahead of inauguration; Putin buys time with Abe over Kuril Islands; OPEC tensions brewing as Russia and Saudi Arabia ready to increase oil production; FBI warns of mass-scale Russian hack attack; gas issues resolved with Turkey; Putin says, come 2024, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 25, 2018

TODAY: Russians unconvinced by Skripal statement; UK blames Kremlin for Johnson prank call; half of Rusal board resigns, asks Kremlin to purchase output; Kremlin to provide financial support to sanctions-hit firms; no fine for Gazprom in EU antitrust case; Nabiullina speaks on new Putin economy goals; two former deputy PMs appointed heads of state giants; Kushner-linked […]

Podcast: What the Weimar Republic Can Teach Us about Trump

On the latest episode of the Departures podcast, we’re pleased to be joined by Prof. Benjamin Carter Hett, whose new book “The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic” explores the rapid and sudden collapse of democracy in Germany in the 1930s. Prof. Hett places particular emphasis in […]