TODAY: Putin has discordant meeting with Germany’s Merkel, denies election meddling, talks to Trump on Syria; military expert claims Russia “seeding” nuclear bombs off US coastline; Le Pen is Russian favourite; Navalny files complaint against Moscow police for failing to investigate chemical attack; Roskomnadzor blocks messaging apps. EBRD head says no visible end to Russia […]
TODAY: Protesters detained at second round of rallies, Kremlin searching for organisers; France issues warning about Russian “fake news”; Flynn hid Russia income; Vedomosti’s new editor takes the helm; World Cup facilities reportedly built by slave labour; poet Yevtushenko has died. Kremlin shows sense of humour for April Fools’.
TODAY: Russia responds angrily to U.S. suggestions that it return Crimea to Ukraine; pro-Putin nationalist group pickets media for ‘cult of Trump’ coverage; Kremlin dismisses story that Trump had contact with its intelligence all through last year as ‘fake news’, sets record straight on INF violation allegations; Karelia governor is fifth to resign in a […]
TODAY: Relations with Turkey at their worst in decades, Merkel caught in the middle; Putin’s former bodyguard given governor appointment; formal claim made at UN for Arctic sea bed; NATO wants constructive talks with Russia, not conflict; demonstrators removed before extensive Moscow commercial building demolition; opposition leader Kasyanov attacked.
TODAY: Russia making fewer air strikes in Syria, Putin calls the West ‘weak’ for rejecting negotiations; Russia’s neighbours plotting fences; service providers made test run of Internet blackouts, says source; Air Berlin ends Russia flights; Ukraine to take Russia to court over debt swap deal; Russians think MH17 crash caused by America; rights activist flees […]
TODAY: Medvedev visits disputed islands, drawing Japan protest; Kremlin prepares economic measures to boost foreign currency sales; Russia losing Chinese FDI, second gas contract looking unlikely; Poroshenko urges legal action to protect against Russian ‘aggressor’; Wikipedia switches URLs to avoid watchdog pressure; Nemstov family says Putin scared of Kadyrov.
TODAY: Siberian election commission blocks Navalny party; Govorit Moskva receives a warning; Committee Against Torture to close; Putin meets FIFA head who promises support for World Cup bid; ‘long winter’ coming for Russian economy, says Morgan Stanley; Yukos shareholders to push for damages.
TODAY: Leaders move towards Ukraine weapons pull-back deal; Naryshkin says Crimea was annexed by Ukraine in 1991; Putin’s ratings high but he will resign in 2019, predicts Khodorkovsky; Russian football has a racism problem says UN and FIFA; German exports fall under sanctions.
TODAY: Violations of Minsk agreement reach new heights; Lavrov accuses EU of meddling with ceasefire, will not discuss sanctions; Gazprom sues Naftogaz; BRICS beat G7; Navalny reveals state support for biker gang; ruble overvalued; Rosatom has nuclear projects in over a dozen countries; Sechin salary revealed.
TODAY: Victory Day celebrations to carry on through the week, Chinese leader and U.N. Secretary General to attend; Putin signs tenfold increase to extremism fine; election monitor attacked; Ukraine wants $16bn from Gazprom; Finland and Norway negotiate with a more active Russia; ruble advances into Ukraine.