TODAY: Putin has ‘frank’ discussion with new French President; Macron lambasts Russian media ‘falsehoods’; Kremlin promises muscular response to expulsion of diplomats from Moldova; Usmanov’s battle with Navalny takes on new direction; anti-corruption rallies planned for June; Kremlin sends anti-protest message through pop; Yandex offices in Ukraine subject to raid.
TODAY: Russia’s mobilisation in Baltic States sparks Cold War comparisons; Latvia-Russia relations very poor, no sanctions relief for Moldova; Russia to drain its Sovereign Wealth Fund next year; Echo Moskvy offices searched, staff summoned for questioning; Dozhd accused of breaking extremism regulations; watchdog advises media on suicide reporting.
TODAY: MacArthur Foundation exits Russia under pressure; Chubais colleagues flee Russia; Medvedev to lead United Russia again; Russia better off with Greece part of E.U?; Rosneft requests end of Gazprom export monopoly; recession could extend into 2016; single-industry towns in danger.
TODAY: Nato defends new defence moves against Russian aggression, prepares to re-haul nuclear weapons strategy; E.U. boosting independent media to counter Kremlin propaganda; head of consumer protection group says Putin is misinformed; Duma deputy accuses U.S. of involvement in Armenian unrest; Ponomarev charged with embezzlement; Putin popularity at all-time high.
TODAY: E.U. summit begins in Riga as President speaks out against Russia; Moldovans leaning towards Russia; Putin praises Lavrov who offers military aid to Iraq; captured soldiers confess to being in Russian military; Siluanov and I.M.F. predict economic contractions; Duma moves to bring elections forward, to opposition’s disadvantage.
TODAY: Putin proposes new amnesty; Nato to cap Russia delegation amid accusations of espionage; is Moldova next? Greek trade deal ‘a wedge through Europe’; Medvedev expands Russia’s Asian horizons; Deputy PM wants to melt Arctic ice; local protests on the rise. Under a new amnesty proposed by President Vladimir Putin, designed as a celebration gesture […]
TODAY: Ukraine suspends pre-payments for gas deliveries; Gazprom ready to exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions of Ukraine; Kiev starts pulling back heavy weapons from frontline; Khodorkovsky calls Putin a ‘naked king’; ruble having its best month since the 90s.
TODAY: Putin makes equivocal statements about war with Ukraine, tells Kiev to focus on restoring the economy; Poroshenko wants Crimea back; Estonia, Moldova and Lithuania all pressured by Ukraine conflict; Russia and U.S. clash at U.N. Security Council meeting; patriotism to inspire investment? Russia offers missile deal to Iran.
TODAY: Ceasefire ‘generally’ kept in Ukraine, fighting continues in isolated areas; Russia needs Ukraine gas route in order to keep its European customers; Navalny detained in subway; Kudrin, other liberals join anti-crisis meeting; Putin does not know how to implement new spending plan; Kaspersky identifies global attack; Russia and Hungary – too close for comfort?
TODAY: Putin drops South Stream, looks to Turkey; NATO accuses Russia and vice-versa; Russia to up its military exercises next year; Kiev reaches truce with separatists; Moldova turns to Europe; ruble suffers worst day since 1998; Rosneft privatisation approved. President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will scrap construction of the long-awaited $22 billion South […]