TODAY: Liberal theatre director Serebrennikov detained, accused of fraud; Bolotnaya Square prisoner held in solitary ahead of release; activist declared political prisoner over pretrial detention; media outlets fined for reposting rap battle; Indonesia to spend $1.14bn on Russian jets; Moscow announces fifth demolition wave; Merkel slams Schröder’s Rosneft job.
TODAY: Achieving ‘working dialogue’ is Kremlin’s hope for Trump-Putin meeting; US President seen to be in weak negotiating position; Russia’s economy, however, offers little to vaunt; Kremlin extends food import ban; Channel One show caught using bots; Hungry and Gazprom sign a deal; Uzbekistan not tempted by CSTO.
TODAY: Protesters detained at second round of rallies, Kremlin searching for organisers; France issues warning about Russian “fake news”; Flynn hid Russia income; Vedomosti’s new editor takes the helm; World Cup facilities reportedly built by slave labour; poet Yevtushenko has died. Kremlin shows sense of humour for April Fools’.
TODAY: RT launches fact checking website to spot fake news; Russia’s relationship with WikiLeaks is not so simple; state television mocks NATO’s analysis of Russian comedy; PDVSA offers joint venture stake to Rosneft; Russia can’t afford deep involvement in Libya; Ukraine sanctions will hit VTB, but also possibly its own economy; Kremlin denies US hacking […]
TODAY: Organiser of march to commemorate murder of Boris Nemtsov receives official warning; deputy takes to usual measures to underscore parliamentarians’ apathy; Foreign Ministry’s ‘fake news’ fight lampooned; interim UN ambassador appointed; fight goes on in Syria but Russia opposes sharing burden of refugees.
TODAY: Russia responds angrily to U.S. suggestions that it return Crimea to Ukraine; pro-Putin nationalist group pickets media for ‘cult of Trump’ coverage; Kremlin dismisses story that Trump had contact with its intelligence all through last year as ‘fake news’, sets record straight on INF violation allegations; Karelia governor is fifth to resign in a […]