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Russian Court Orders Fines or Arrests for Protesting Farmers; Truck Drivers Who Supported Beaten, Arrested

August 25, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Kuban farmers who protested the illegal seizure of their land in a tractor convoy were fined or jailed, and truck drivers who joined them in solidarity were beaten and arrested. 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 […]

Court Fails to Put Together Jury for Nemtsov Murder Trial; Selection Postponed Until September

August 24, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The Moscow Military District Court has failed to put together a jury in the trial for the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. 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. Recent […]

Kuban Farmers Continue Protest Convoy Despite Police Stops; Truckers’ Movement Joins Them

Today a convoy of farmers from Krasnodar Territory who are attempting to go all the way to Moscow to complain about illegal land confiscations in the Kuban region vowed to continue their “march” despite frequent stops by police.

1 Ukrainian Soldier Dead, 4 Wounded; Ukrainian JCCC Documents Russian-Backed Militants Firing on Towns

August 20, 2016

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and four wounded, and 49 attacks have been made on Ukrainian positions today. An Ukrainian officer reports from Shirokino.

ISIS Takes Responsibility for Attack on Traffic Police Post Outside of Moscow; 2 Chechens Shot Dead

August 19, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack on a traffic police in the Moscow suburb of Balashikha on August 17. 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. Recent Analysis and Translations: […]

Kommersant Reports Names of Two Russian Soldiers Allegedly Killed in Crimean Border Clashes

August 18, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Citing sources “close to the investigation,” Kommersant has reported further information from a criminal case opened up in connection with the deaths of FSB officer Roman Kamenev and an Airborne Troops contract soldier Semyon Sychev, thus revealing the names of the soldiers killed. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be […]