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Russian Supreme Court Overturns Navalny’s Sentence, Enabling Him to Run for President, But Case Not Closed

November 17, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The Russian Supreme Court has overturned the sentence of opposition anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny, enabling him to run for president in the 2018 elections. But the case has not been closed, only sent for further investigation — which might lead to a new sentence. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: […]

6 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded in Action; 2 Russia-backed Militants Killed, 3 Injured; 2 Schools Damaged

November 15, 2016

Heavy fighting continued in southeastern Ukraine today, on par with the escalation in the last week, with 6 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Avdeyevka, northwest of Donetsk. There were unconfirmed reports of 3 Russia-backed fighters killed and 2 wounded.

Surprise Arrest of Russian Minister for Economic Development; FSB Long Prepared Case

Aleksei Ulyukayev, the Russian Minister for Economic Development, was arrested late last night, charged with receiving a $2 million bribe for endorsing the sale of a controlling interest in the oil company Bashneft to Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company.

Moscow Had Contacts With Trump Team, Says Russian Diplomat; Russia Flying Armed Sorties Over Syria

November 10, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Russian officials were in contact with the Trump campaign during the campaign, the deputy Russian foreign minister said today. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: An In-Depth Examination Of Donald Trump’s Ties To Russia And Vladimir Putin Anna Politkovskaya’s Last Interview to the Regional Russian Press On Day of Her […]