Russia Update: Patriots and Ultra-Nationalists Turn Out for Crimean Annexation Anniversary

March 18, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. ExxonMobil is demanding that Russia pay back millions of dollars in overpaid taxes. UPDATES BELOW Special features: – Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov […]

Russia Update: Sergei Ivanov Nominated for Board of Rostelkom – and Further on Malofeyev

March 17, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. Six suspects in the murder of Boris Nemtsov have decided not to cooperate with the investigation, and ties between them and a prominent Chechen family associated […]

Ukraine Live Day 393: Governing Coalition Split Over Draft Special Status Bil

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Ukraine Live Day 392: 1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed As Russian-Backed Fighters Continue Attacks

March 16, 2015

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Russia Update: Novodevichy Bell-Tower Burns in Moscow

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. President Vladimir Putin finally appeared today at a news conference in St. Petersburg with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, but he said little and did not explain […]

Russia Update: Putin Still Missing. Will He Appear Tomorrow?

March 15, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. The Kremlin has published a new picture of President Vladimir Putin reportedly meeting with the head of the Supreme Court today, but as throughout the week, […]

Ukraine Live Day 391: Poroshenko Submits Draft ‘Law on Certain Districts in Donbass’

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Ukraine Live Day 390: Escalation or Ceasefire?

March 14, 2015

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Russia Update: Is There a Slow-Motion Coup Under Way?

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. The Kremlin has published a new picture of President Vladimir Putin reportedly meeting with the head of the Supreme Court today, but as throughout the week, […]

Russia Update: Kremlin Publishes New Picture of Putin Amid Concerns About Absence

March 13, 2015

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. The Kremlin has published a new picture of President Vladimir Putin reportedly meeting with the head of the Supreme Court today, but as throughout the week, […]