TODAY IN RUSSIA: St Petersburg authorities refuse to sanction Nemtsov memorial rally. Anti-landfill protesters threatened with jail sentences by Moscow police. US investor Michael Calvey detained on embezzlement accusations in echoes of Hermitage Capital case. Belarus ready for a merge with Russia, pronounces Lukashenko. Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuelan oil company.
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Officials respond to US sanctions plan. Bellingcat names third Skripal suspect. Volunteers uncover proof of election fraud in Moscow’s regions. Communist voters propose punishments for officials who insult citizens. Another apartment block gas explosion kills residents.
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Navalny volunteer prosecuted under new law against encouraging minors to protest. Kremlin officials respond angrily to new US sanctions bill. New EU rules could affect Nord Stream 2. Ponomaryov rights group labeled “foreign agent” again. Parsing Surkov’s tract. Did Russian trolls encourage EU measles crisis?
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Bill that seeks to disconnect Russian internet passes first reading, but critics say the plan is impossible. 2019 economic outlook bleak. Central Bank expecting considerably less return on its bailed-out banks. Anti-corruption activist beaten to death. Supreme Court defends Jehovah’s Witness sentencing. Kremlin has its own rules for the press.
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Top Kremlin aide sees Putinism as a long-term export. Kremlin to spend $391 billion overhauling the economy. New claims against Peskov’s wife. FSB officer attacked on duty. Bulgaria investigates separate poisoning case links. Sanctions put OPEC off creating a body to include Russia. Trans life in Russia.
TODAY IN RUSSIA: 9 arrested at unsanctioned gatherings protesting Open Russia activist’s treatment. Rights groups warn of further religious crackdowns. Internet providers planning disconnect experiment. TASS journalist forced to resign after report names Prigozhin. Polar bear invasion leads to state of emergency.