TODAY: Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia movement blacklisted, just days before planned opposition protests; new app to assist opposition protestors; anti-Kremlin blogger assaulted twice in one day; U.S. says Russia failing to protect religious rights; nearly half of Russians would like to see Medvedev step down; Moscow’s best attempts will not thwart our plans to join NATO, says Montenegro.
TODAY: Editor of Lenta.ru replaced; Navalny violates house arrest for Ukraine blog post; Putin dissatisfied with growth rates, investors wary; Russia to allow Ukrainian inspectors along the border; Kerry to meet Lavrov in London; Moscow sending warplanes to Belarus. The owner of independent news website Lenta.ru has fired its chief editor, Galina Timchenko, in connection with […]
TODAY: Europe on verge of releasing results of Gazprom report; Obama baits Russia over Syria; Moscow-based U.S. research institute to close; RWB slams ‘bleak’ press freedom; VKontakte is platform for anti-LGBT group; poor economy is all in how you spin it? Bribes increasingly punished with sentencing; Sochi criticism turns to praise. The European Commission is […]
TODAY: Putin eases protest restrictions for Olympics, tests sports facilities, makes promises for this year’s G8 presidency; watchdog calls for release of imprisoned journalists; Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland; U.S. to ease up on Magnitsky List; interview with Olga Golodets. President Vladimir Putin has loosened restrictions on demonstrations during the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, a move […]
TODAY: Navalny trial reopens, is adjourned; independent investigation blames police for Bolotnaya Square unrest; Syria chemical weapons reports offer chance for U.S.-Russia cooperation; Novosibirsk journalists attacked; Putin wants growth proposals; Rosneft unveils giant production plans; Navalny’s request for Rosneft disclosure is denied; Boston bombers; Abramovich is top philanthropist. The trial against anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny reopened today […]
TODAY: Pussy Riot videos banned, Samutsevich appeal rejected; E.U. chief concerned about anti-gay law; ambassador to convey senators’ concerns over adoption ban; Putin champions multiethnic harmony; Moscow to help Cyprus with aid; low Press Freedom Index position ‘deserved’; Russia slams Israeli attack on Syria; Bolshoi dancer emigrates over threats. Internet providers will now face fines […]