TODAY: Putin addresses nation in annual speech; stresses importance of unity; RT to receive funding boost; young technocrat named as new Economic Development Minister; an economic rather than political appointment, observers suggest; Russia daunting as a cyberpower, says Western security expert; Ukraine pledges to avoid Crimean airspace in controversial missile tests.
TODAY: European Parliament resolution on Russian propaganda was rejected by key members; journalists go after claims that Russia was behind pre-US election ‘fake news’; pro-NATO Montenegro will work on Russia relationship; Ulyukayev appeal rejected; Dadin prison abuse claims supported by former inmates; Trump presidency anticipation already boosting market prospects.
TODAY: Putin and Gorbachev respond to Castro’s death; leaked emails show Rosneft lawyers manipulated Yukos case outcomes; Moscow Court reviewing Ulyukayev house arrest; Postal Service head accused of taking bribe; Gazprom EU exports reach new record; OPEC deal looking less likely after Saudi Arabia pulls out; Peskov’s wife under fire for concentration camp figure skating […]
TODAY: Putin jokes that Russia has no border; Navalny will not attend retrial next month; Energy Ministry maintains it would support an oil freeze, not a cut, as OPEC says deal can’t go ahead without it; Rosneft returns to domestic bond market; Memorial releases database of NKVD member names; EU Parliament demands release of Dadin.
TODAY: EU Parliament draws Russian ire for speaking out against ‘hostile propaganda’ of Kremlin news; flat rate income tax coming to an end? UN chief wants Russia and US to resume dialogue on nuclear weapons reduction; OPEC facing prospects of Russia freezing, not cutting, oil supply; Finland supports ‘ineffective’ sanctions; nuclear railways.
TODAY: US State Department says new Russia missiles in Baltic destabilise Europe; Russophile far-Right candidate could win French elections; state television celebrates end of Obama administration; Japan working with Russia on joint investment fund; Russia supplying arms to both sides of Azerbaijan-Armenia arms race; Nemtsov protester detained.
TODAY: Supreme Court overturns Navalny conviction but sends him for retrial; anti-corruption probe that caught Ulyukayev could be widened to include other high-ranking officials; Russia withdraws signature from International Criminal Court; UN describes Crimea annexation as an occupation; Germany anticipating Russian interference in elections.
TODAY: Economy Minister Ulyukayev fired and put under house arrest over bribe charge, Medvedev reels at the news but many see it as intimidation by Putin; Rosneft deal will not be affected; Kiseylov approves of Trump’s lexicon; Russia launches new Aleppo offensive; grassroots activism reaching unprecedented levels.
TODAY: Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over $2m Bashneft sale bribe; freshwater Lake Baikal is toxic; factory workers prevented from using internet to organise; activists charged with offending religious feelings; Putin and Trump hold first telephone conversation; Putin warns Merkel of potential Ukraine gas theft; Poland volunteers to defend against Russia threat.
TODAY: American election branded disgusting by Russian news show anchor; Washington paranoid about Russian interference says Foreign Ministry, which has pledged to ban U.S. officials from monitoring future Russian elections; the Surkov Leaks – a tale of Western hacking? Russia-China ties solidify; Rosneft subsidiary to sell 20% to CNC; opposition groups planning Syrian protest in Moscow; […]