TODAY: Navalny released, promptly attends rally; Afghanistan accuses Russia of arming Taliban; Russian navy donating weapons to Philippines; Browder placed on Interpol list; Putin attends 30,000-strong youth gathering in Sochi; election meddling pitting social media giants against US senate; Russian actress accuses Weinstein.
TODAY: Putin announces US-hardliner Anatoly Antonov to replace Kislyak as Deputy Foreign Minister; US slashes visa services for ordinary Russians in tit-for-tat move, Lavrov says Russia won’t reciprocate; Kostin sues Vedomosti for causing “moral suffering”; Yandex and Uber seeking to merge; Central Bank starting to mine “big data”; investigators look into huge fire.
TODAY: Nabiullina to be nominated for second term at helm of Central Bank; Nord Stream 2 not designed to harm anyone, says Putin; Kremlin’s iron ladies keep feminism at bay; Navalny says rally will go ahead despite lack of approval from authorities; US general calls for ramping up nuclear stockpiles as Russia deterrent; lecturer fired […]
TODAY: Magnitsky family’s lawyer in hospital after a fall, one day before court appearance; university student alleges he was beaten and detained for carrying a Ukrainian flag; Deutsche Bank reportedly heavily involved in Global Laundromat; Russian money laundering investigations in the UK hampered by poor diplomatic ties; ruble continues to be overvalued, says Siluanov; Russia […]
TODAY: Navalny plans lawsuit over state-sponsored TV exposé; Open Russia questions purpose of Putin’s national guard; France freezes Roscosmos assets over Yukos; South Ossetia to hold a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for Russia integration; Rosneft overtakes Gazprom as Russia’s most valuable company; Serbia pays unusual tribute to Putin.
TODAY: Duma votes to annex Crimea; U.S. and E.U. both extend their original sanctions; Lavrov says Ukraine must become a federal state; Shoigu promises no further moves into Ukraine; Moscow looking towards Asia; Prosecutor General wants Navalny page banned. Russia’s State Duma voted overwhelmingly in favour of a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, and […]
TODAY: Anti-migrant riots lead to over 1,000 worker arrests, Navalny proposes visa platform; Russia opens own criminal case against Uralkali CEO; Putin proud of arms record; Browder case thrown out of UK court; further Greenpeace activist denied bail; LGBT film festival wins victory. Moscow police made over 1,000 arrests (some reports say 1,200) of migrant workers […]
TODAY: Bolotnaya protester sent into forced psychiatric care; court rejects Greenpeace appeal; Sweden backs Russia in Magnitsky row; Putin and Kerry agree on Syria; ties with Lithuania, Ukraine, Netherlands suffering; Deripaska writes on WTO; Navalny lambasts Yakunin; Tolokonnikova lawyers go to Federal Chamber. Despite video footage and testimonials indicating that he was not part of […]
TODAY: Duma row with gay rights activist; Kremlin promises exemption from anti-gay law for Olympic travelers, U.K. joins vodka boycott; Duma may ban sites using obscene language; Navalny files appeal; Putin visits Kiev, kisses fish; Yandex co-founder dies. Two Duma lawmakers want to launch a criminal case against gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev for posting […]
TODAY: European Court says Khodorkovsky trial not political, but sees violations; Navalny sentencing to be evaluated by rights council; September elections to be freer than usual; gay community urges vodka boycott; Kremlin approves financial stimulus package; Yandex celebrates stock high, co-founder is in coma; officials stand up to U.S. Snowden threats. The European Court of Human Rights […]