TODAY: Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over $2m Bashneft sale bribe; freshwater Lake Baikal is toxic; factory workers prevented from using internet to organise; activists charged with offending religious feelings; Putin and Trump hold first telephone conversation; Putin warns Merkel of potential Ukraine gas theft; Poland volunteers to defend against Russia threat.
TODAY: Putin says Moscow will follow OPEC production freeze and oil prices leap; Sechin has other ideas; Rosneft’s giant damages claim against media outlet examined; Syrian naval base likely to be made permanent; meeting between Erdogan and Putin sees relations improve and pipeline deal sealed; Minsk and Moscow ‘agree’ on gas prices; wiretap surveillance on the increase, […]
TODAY: Russia faces accusations of war crimes in Syria at UN Security Council; Washington calls Moscow’s bombardment of Aleppo ‘barbarism’; Sergey Kirilenko poised to become first deputy chief of staff; Finance Ministry advocates cautious stance on oil prices; recent elections have failed to fulfil voters’ hopes, Central Election Commission admits.
TODAY: Entire Paralympian team banned from Rio 2016 games; petition calling for Medvedev’s resignation gains momentum; corruption measures ineffectual, says Transparency International; workers on bridge to Crimea complain of slavery-like conditions; government’s Bashneft stake valued.
TODAY: Former mayor sentenced to lengthy jail term for corruption; Russian team arrive in Rio on optimistic form, despite shadow of doping ban; football association begins investigations into doping claims; Russia claims Syrian opposition launched toxic attack on civilians; is the Kremlin flaunting its hacking abilities? Central Bank reaches out to citizens.
TODAY: Russia faced with possible disqualification from Euro 2016 after mob violence; former Parnas chairman found guilty of bribery; leading opposition deputy divested of powers; number of people seeking to leave Crimea apparently increasing; as are the number trying to leave Russia; new film about Sergei Magnitsky depicts Kremlin’s interpretation of lawyer’s death. UEFA has decided to launch proceedings […]
TODAY: Germany calls for Russia to rejoin G7; Europe’s anti-Russian sanctions to continue six months; Finland and Russia working to mend relations; Savchenko warns Russia advancing to EU borders; Putin losing some of his usual broad base support; real estate findings uncovered by activists are disappearing from public records; Jehovah’s Witnesses labeled extremist; Mutko continues […]
TODAY: Ruble rebounds thanks to accord on oil output freeze; Nabiullina asserts economy will grow with structural reform, as opposed to higher crude prices; Alexei Kudrin looks set to re-enter economic policy domain with think tank role; Russia an unreliable adversary of IS; Roscosmos wins court action on asset seizure in France; corruption as the […]
TODAY: New figures show economy contracted the most in six years in 2015; oil prices were driving factor; industrial output, real wages also decline; Putin unexpectedly lambastes Lenin; Defense Ministry denies plan for new Syria air base; Moscow looking to develop Kuril islands, risking Japan’s ire; Lukoil recommences work in Iran; company believes Russia needs […]
TODAY: Russia accuses IMF of Ukraine bias in new debt ruling; flexes military muscle in Syria; Churkin casts doubt on viability of international talks; Turkey lambasted for sending troops to Northern Iraq; car sales slide; Navalny reports Chaika to Swiss regulator in corruption allegations; Khodorkovsky to be charged in connection with murder.