Today in Russia: 300,000 cases – “Those meant to die will die”; Rosneft sues RBC over reports on Venezuela asset sale; Oil price rises; Russia “joins global borrowing boom”; A year in, Zelensky caught between EU and Russia; Failed prison uprising; Russian economy suffering from “double slump”, but still enjoys “triple surplus”; Unemployment jumps 30%; […]
Today in Russia: Mishustin restored to post; April GDP falls 28%; Saratov goes back into lockdown after spike; “How Russia’s Coronavirus Crisis Got So Bad”; Russia and EU support WHO amid US threats; Russia and Assad growing apart?; Russia’s Yamal field sends early shipment through Arctic; Nenets Autonomous Okrug residents not keen on merger; More new Russian citizens than ever
Ten years ago the Thai military murdered almost 100 people. Still today, we continue waiting for justice.
Today in Russia: New COVID-19 cases under 10k per day for three days in a row; Siberian death reports not being updated; Vedomosti owner responds to investigation; Former Yukos shareholders seize vodka brand; How the US “intends to slow down” China and Russia; US to donate 200 ventilators to Russia; After Rostec ventilators outlawed, deepening shortage feared; Russia-Norway border closed until at least Aug 20, maybe end of year; NATO “facing up to Russia” in Arctic circle; Russian Navy to “bolster” Baltic fleet; China’s mask diplomacy challenges Russia in Belarus; Russian oil above $30 for first time since March; Fear over virus in Dagestan
On May 11, the Financial Times published a report alleging that Russia’s coronavirus deaths are understated by as much as 70 percent after investigating the statistics in Moscow and St Petersburg. The New York Times published a similar story the same day, and the fiercely independent Latvia-based Russian-language outlet Meduza followed up on May 14 […]
Today in Russia: Another day of over 10,000 new cases; Lavrov latest to blast allegations of miscounting COVID-19 deaths, communications watchdog wants FT report blocked; Lavrov says no proof Russian hackers behind Bundestag hack; Rosneft posts 156 billion ruble loss but Sechin gets big help from Putin; Challenges cutting oil output; Cyrpus a “petri dish of Western worries”; Doctors dying on the front lines; Russian Premier League to resume matches on June 21; Moscow government bought the largest mask manufacturer; Siberian ambulance crews vow hunger strike over unpaid virus bonuses; Vedomosti power struggle shows “Kremlin’s widening influence”; How Russians are extradited from London