TODAY: Putin and rights ombudsman ask Interior Ministry to investigate journalist attack in Ingushetia, CPJ says part of larger problem; Kasyanov says Kremlin increasing pressure on opposition due to recession and in lead-up to elections; Prosecutor General names new ‘undesirable’; Lavrov speaks out against meldonium ban; autopsy of former Putin aide reveals violent death.
TODAY: Activists support HRW claim that Russian aircraft in Syria had cluster bombs; Russian assistance helping Assad forces beat rebels; Russians celebrate Christmas, Orthodox head downplays economic crisis; US firm blames Sandworm for Ukraine attack; Google bug translates ‘Sergei Lavrov’ as ‘sad little horse’.
TODAY: Russian submarines operating near global Internet cables; Foreign Minister confirms contact with Western-backed rebels in Syria, Free Syrian Army calls for an end to Russian air strikes; Montenegro says Russia promoting unrest; Putin accuses West of harming weapons exports; Yandex to launch new algorithm news service; new Bolshoi head appointed.
TODAY: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty on ‘undesirable’ list, science foundation may be shut down under ‘foreign agent’ law; prison labourers may work on World Cup build; Merkel ally refused entry to Russia; Novorossia project on hold; Russia begins surprise military training; Pussy Riot take whipping complaint to ECHR; a baptism by trolls for Kirill. Some […]
TODAY: EU votes to extend anti-Russia sanctions; Human Rights Watch says Western complacency aggravated Ukraine crisis; Russia in tit-for-tat with U.S. over Magnitsky sanctions; interest rates still at crippling 17%; Putin’s daughter’s whereabouts revealed; opposition launch anti-Russian propaganda channel.
TODAY: Central Bank hikes up interest rate in emergency measure to buoy rouble; prognosis bleak; results mixed so far; Russian media averts eyes. Obama mulls further sanctions; Lavrov hoping for Ukraine constitutional reform; Roscosmos suggests Russia go solo in space; HRW castigates Kremlin on LGBT rights abuses. In a dramatic move to halt the free […]
TODAY: Putin gives State of Union address, blames West for sanctions, promises tax freeze, threatens speculators; ruble is world’s second-weakest currency; ECHR orders payment for Navalny; human rights is at a ten-year low in Russia, says HRW; Europe says South Stream cancellation is blackmail. During his keynote State of the Union address yesterday, Vladimir Putin […]
TODAY: Media giant linked to Putin allies; West provoking a Cold War, Putin says, threatens Kiev; HRW accuses Crimea of human rights violations; Merkel says Russia not likely to stop at Ukraine; Shoigu discussing military cooperation with China; inflation to reach 9% by end of year; German and Polish diplomatic tit-for-tat; Deripaska given head role […]
TODAY: Putin says internet isolation plan is for information security, not censorship; Russians see Western sanctions as affront, China support grows since Ukraine crisis; Russia pulls out of FLEX after gay adoption; conscription begins this fall, Arctic military command structure planned; Kasparov warns of Putin’s long-term goals; IMF halves its 2015 Russia growth forecast; new NATO head. […]
TODAY: Regional elections see low turnout and reports of falsifications; extended U.S. sanctions target energy sector and raise doubts about Arctic projects; crisis fund to help sanction-affected companies on the cards; plans for railway to bypass Ukraine; Orthodox Church takes to the air waves. United Russia candidates have reportedly shown a strong performance in the regional […]