TODAY: New York Times publishes claims of mass doping of Russian team at Sochi Olympics; new equipment fails to wow at Putin’s military inspection; Kasparov suggests Brexit would play into Kremlin’s hands; RFE/RL site blocked in Crimea; celebrating the Moscow Helsinki Group.
TODAY: Ruble hits an all-time low, Central Bank will not intervene, says economy is stable; VTB waiting for cue on privatisation; Navalny ordered to pay compensation to Senator he accused of corruption; Peskov fails to assuage activist concerns over Chechen leader’s remarks; Kasparov on Putin threat; Putin invites European Jews to Russia; Ukraine to push […]
TODAY: Russia says will help U.S.-backed Syria groups in exchange for rebel position info; Moscow can easily afford Syria strikes; military renaissance in popular culture; Lavrov calls for new Syria elections, talks with Kerry; Russians trust television; Axel Springer’s new Russia owner to axe titles; Putin’s daughter gives interview; Ukraine and Russia flight ban comes […]
TODAY: Kremlin plans to increase number of missile strikes on Syria; state TV says Russia ‘saving Europe’, Medvedev defends military actions; protesters in Moscow demonstrate against air strikes; multinationals threaten Russia exit; Putin associates implicated in Deutsche Bank probe; small businesses hit by bank license revocation; Pamfilova calls for Kashin’s claims to be investigated.
TODAY: Putin defends Syria intervention, says it has been more effective than U.S. efforts; Kasparov says Russia’s aim is to destroy world order; HRW suspects Russia using cluster munitions; anti-terror agency intercepts Moscow terror attack; Putin meets with Saudia Arabia defense minister; funding cut for RT; poll shows dwindling tolerance for minorities; Lukashenko win could mean […]
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: Kremlin remains silent on rumours that it sent troops to Syria, says Syrian armed forces are West’s only hope of defeating IS; Ukraine and Slovakia oppose natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany; opposition leaders subjected to ‘guerrilla campaign’ to discredit them before weekend’s regional elections; Navalny interview; vandal sentenced to two years in prison; […]
TODAY: Russia proposes alternative U.N. resolution on MH17 which would minimise international involvement; Maria Gaidar faces the fall out of her decision to work in Ukraine; Spartak edits Kasparov out of its history book; value of wages plummeting; Kaliningrad; cheese smuggling.
TODAY: Belgium takes action on behalf of ex-Yukos shareholders; E.U. to extend sanctions; economic woes loom large ahead of St Petersburg Economic Forum; harsh stance on drugs linked to poor foreign investment levels? Mikhail Khodorkovsky sees Putin’s war with the West as confabulation; Kasparov agrees Putin playing poker, not chess; Dynasty foundation falls foul of NGO […]
TODAY: Lavrov promises full investigation into Nemtsov murder; Putin loyalist appointed head of investigation; main witness flies to Kiev, says she saw nothing; Ukrainian lawmaker to sue Kremlin after arrest; Navalny request to attend Nemtsov funeral denied; Russians to spend half of income on food; death toll in Ukraine passes 6,000.