TODAY: Russia refuses to allow international voting monitors to survey elections; opposition in disarray? Novaya Gazeta offices raided; opposition activist decries prison transport conditions; wealthy Russians saw income fall dramatically last year; Brexit impact slight, says Finance Ministry; ‘no money’ cakes banned. Russia has decided it will not allow the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council […]
TODAY: Financial crisis affecting pensioners, food prices, and worker morale; new anti-crisis spending plan does not detail where crucial cuts will be made; E.U. already prepared draft statement extending current sanctions, Greece says it will veto; PACE renews Russia voting ban; Supreme Court rules for Memorial; Litvinenko lawyer calls Putin common criminal.
TODAY: Deportation ruling upheld for U.S. NGO worker; Udaltsov ends hunger strike; activists unmask owners of fake diplomas; Foreign Ministry makes most of U.S. problems in Ferguson. Putin to meet with Poroshenko next week; military exercises in Astrakhan; Shukhov Tower reprieve. U.S. citizen and NGO consultant Jennifer Gaspar faces deportation after a St. Petersburg court upheld a verdict from […]
TODAY: Russia suspends cooperation with PACE; G7 meets without Russia; Lloyds withdraws from Rosneft deal; EU calls on Bulgaria to suspend South Stream work; Finance Ministry seeks access to pension funds; Yandex lists on MICEX; Amnesty report slams ‘draconian’ laws. Russia has temporarily suspended cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), defiantly claiming […]
TODAY: Russia raises Ukraine gas price for the second time this week; Ukraine vows to respond to and defend against Russian aggression, blames Russia for protester deaths in February; Ryabkov tells U.S. to chill out over Crimea; recession looms, economy contracted in 2014; music labels suing Vkontakte for piracy; JPMorgan to process disputed payment. In […]
TODAY: Putin courts controversy in Finland, admits Snowden is at Moscow airport; PACE report on Magnitsky death released; all Bolotnaya Square defendants deny charges; a third of Russians support Khodorkovsky parole; Rosneft, Vkontakte, agriculture. President Vladimir Putin was in Finland yesterday, where he spoke on three controversial issues. He denied that gay rights were violated […]