Departures Podcast: Helen Epstein on the ‘Bobi Wine Effect’ in Uganda

We’re very pleased to release this latest episode of the Departures podcast, in which we are honored to have such a special guest to talk about recent urgent events in Uganda. As many of you may be aware, Robert Amsterdam acts as international counsel to the Ugandan opposition Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, best known […]

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

TODAY: Russia to supply Syria with missile system despite US and Israeli objections; oil at four-year high; Sberbank clients withdraw over $1bn in a month over sanctions fears; Navanly jailed again; United Russia losing seats over pension reform; Foreign Ministry summons Norwegian ambassador over spy suspect arrest.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 24, 2018

TODAY: More rallies across Russia against pension reform; Navalny detained on released from jail; high-school students intimidated over joining protests; report finds increasing assaults against activists; two opposition candidates win regional posts; US sanctions are aimed at arms trade, will not succeed, officials say; Deripaska empire given more changes to avoid sanctions; Russia’s alleged Assange […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 21, 2018

TODAY: WADA reinstates RUSADA, with conditions, to global dismay; activist launches campaign to identify cops who used force at demos; United Russia member ostracised after voting against pension reform; US blacklists Chinese military for Russian weapons purchases; sanctions are forcing oligarch assets back to Russia; Russian Machines to get state support; crude at post-Soviet high; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 20, 2018

TODAY: Primorye vote annulled; activist Verzilov was investigating CAR journalist murders when he fell ill; Danske Bank head resigns over laundered Russian money flows; Putin gives Chechnya a state oil company; Skripal interview not designed to convince; Poland on Nord Stream threat; Ukraine ending friendship treaty with Russia. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2018

TODAY: Israel takes partial blame for downing of Russian jet over Mediterranean, Putin issues measured response after initial Defence Ministry accusations; Zolotov’s Navalny duel challenge shows disconnect between Putin and National Guard? Verzilov symptoms point to poisoning, doctor says; activist detained over torture protest; industrial waste threatening safety in St Petersburg; Polish President says Nord […]