TODAY: Supreme Court rejects Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal; Foreign Ministry demands return of US compounds; Danish NATO troops to receive fake news training; tens of thousands march for Tsar Nicholas; judge under fire after lavish wedding party; Navalny’s popularity not affected by anti-corruption protests; Kremlin defends Kadyrov.
TODAY: Siemens to sue Russia over removal of gas turbines to Crimea; Novak calls for end to sabotage of Russian energy projects in the EU; Russia agrees $3.5bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia; Kaspersky Lab has worked with FSB, emails show; Russia complains to WTO over agreement with Ukraine; court denies Navalny request to swap […]
TODAY: Putin and Trump meeting runs over by almost 2 hours, either very friendly or very awkward, depending on source; Trump fails to press Putin on elections, treatment of gay men in Chechnya, treatment of protesters, or the Boris Nemtsov case; ceasefire agreed for Syria; US sanctions to stay in place whilst fighting continues in […]
TODAY: Navalny embezzlement conviction upheld, blocking presidential bid, he says will run anyway, appeal to Constitution Court and ECHR; law enforcement ignores zelyonka attacks; intensification of Chechen persecution of gays; Russia and Turkey relationship recovered; Rosneft sues Sistema, causing share plummet; Comey expects more Russian election meddling; television a declining mode of influence.
TODAY: Montenegro calling on EU to stop Russia’s destructive influence; Russia denies sending special forces to Egypt; Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia; Levada Center “foreign agent” status upheld by court; Kremlin initiative to slow Internet connections would wreak havoc; Orthodox Church slams 1917 revolution and calls for dissembling of Lenin’s tomb.
TODAY: FSB agents held on treason charges now thought to have been collaborating with CIA; Czech Republic hacked, Russia suspected; Navalny forced to attend retrial in Kirov, will run for president no matter the outcome; Russia and new U.S. administration shifting world order; Orthodox Church to punish parents of schoolchildren; Freedom House slams Russia; McDonald’s […]
TODAY: Russia optimistic about new UK Foreign Minister appointment; Russia wants to pick up the pace with US military cooperation on Syria, Assad says Russia never asked him to leave; Orthodox Church responds to sexual assault awareness movement; Navalny says Shuvalov using undeclared private jet; FSB requests Ekho Moskvy employee names, raps new graduates for […]
TODAY: Orthodox Church condemns SCOTUS decision on same sex marriage; Bulgaria touted as next Russian target as poll reveals over half of Russians afraid of war with the West; yoga crackdown, foreign film crackdown, ice-cream crackdown; former PM Primakov dies.
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: Carry-on liquids banned from flights across the country; actor slurs gay community again; Patriarch Kirill cheers inmates, Church attacked over Stalin calendar; officials accused of poaching; Russia blocks U.N.’s Syria statement; Vanity Fair talks to Masha Gessen; Regina Derieva obituary. As part of heightened security measures implemented in Sochi in the run-up to the […]