TODAY: Putin signs pardon and returns Savchenko to Ukraine; Medvedev mocked for response to Crimean pensioner; activist possibly framed for burglary; press silent on Economic Council meeting; Russia and France reactivating cooperation; Sberbank reports record profits; Russian banker sentenced in US for espionage.
TODAY: UN estimates 50 Syrian civilians killed in strikes attributed to Russia; France, Germany, and Turkey all call on Russia to cease its attacks, but majority of Russians support involvement in Syria; Turkey and Russia relations at new low; Venezuela still seeking joint action with OPEC and Russia on oil prices; Nord Stream 2 a […]
TODAY: France and US accuse Russia of blocking Syria peace process; Russia tops Pentagon’s list of national security threats; Poroshenko says risk of war with Russia is high; Rosneft and Bashneft likely to be first privatisation candidates; United Russia instructs election candidates on how to navigate tricky questions; new Pussy Riot video mocks Prosecutor General.
TODAY: Russia coordinating Syria attacks with France, gave US advance notice of latest strikes; Egypt pledges cooperation against terrorism. Foreign Ministry cites UN charter stating new defence aims; Obama wants Russia to shift focus away from Assad; Sberbank says outlook for banking sector is bleak, oil production due to decline; Yukos opera.
TODAY: Putin sends condolences to France in wake of terror attacks, Kremlin leaders push for cooperation with West against terrorism, world leaders push for Russia to end conflict in Syria; Putin and Obama meet on sidelines of G20; Tusk notes Russia’s role in Syria has increased numbers of refugees; activists send bank-coffins down Moscow River; […]
TODAY: Kremlin chief of staff admits that Russia deployed equipment to Syria in advance of its military campaign, official says Russia’s goal there involves U.S.-backed rebel groups as well as Islamic State; Foreign Ministry apologises to France over confrontation with plane that turned out to be Swiss; planned NATO military exercise largest in 13 years; […]
TODAY: Second day of air strikes in Syria, Russia reportedly targeting groups other than I.S., Lavrov denies it; Saudi Arabia concerned that attacks will assist I.S., France and Germany respond; fighting in eastern Ukraine at a lull; Putin to re-write ‘foreign agents’ law; German publishing house fined.
TODAY: Russian air force launches air strikes in Syria against terrorists, though no terrorist positions actually targeted, say Western and Syrian sources; Lavrov says journalists should ignore non-Russian sources; U.S. and Russia to hold talks to avoid unintentional military conflict in Syria; Sakharov Center fined over ‘foreign agent’ law; pensions safety under threat.
TODAY: France accuses Russia of ‘media strike’ on Islamic State as Kremlin sends more warplanes to Syria; new Ukraine agreement reached; Visa to stop guaranteeing Russia transactions; Putin ambivalent about a fourth term; spending cuts preferable to tax hikes.
TODAY: Russian forces are now fighting in Syria, sources say, as Foreign Ministry dismisses Western concerns; military barracks being built on Russian-Ukrainian border signal further conflict to come; Kasparov slams Obama foreign policy; Russian-American pleads guilty to spying; Putin to meet with Pope Francis.