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Ukraine Live Day 495: Russian-backed Militants Shell Stanitsa Luganskaya, Killing 1

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


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Ukraine Live Day 494: Putin And Obama Discuss Minsk

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


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Russia Update: Russians Watch Protests in Yerevan with Apprehension – or Inspiration

Russians commentators have been concerned about how their government will react to the protests in Yerevan, which they are determined to see as a “Maidan.” Meanwhile, some in the Russian opposition have been inspired.

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.

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Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

Special features:

- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin
- Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
- Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

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Ukraine Live Day 493: A ‘Big War’ And Financial Default On The Horizon?

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


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Russia Update: Heavy Floods in Sochi Damage Airport, Resorts

According to the Levada Center’s latest public opinion poll, President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating is at an all-time high of 89%,

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.

UPDATES BELOW

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

Special features:

- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin
- Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
- Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

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Russia Update: Hacker Who Exposed Emails of Navalny, Other Opposition Leaders Now on Trial

A hacker who went by the name “Hell” is on trial today in Germany. Among his victims is Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, whose email he hacked in 2012.

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.

UPDATES BELOW

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

Special features:

- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin
- Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
- Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs‏.


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Liveblog Team

Ukraine Live Day 492: The Peace Process Stalls, But Is Anyone Surprised?

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs.


For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


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Russia Update: Interior Ministry Soldier Killed in Battle with Suspected Terrorists in Dagestan

A Russian Interior Ministry Internal Troops contract soldier has been killed in a night-time battle with militants in Dagestan, and police have killed two suspected terrorists. Yesterday two more suspects were shot dead when they refused to stop at a checkpoint.

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.

UPDATES BELOW

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

Special features:

- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin
- Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
- Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs‏.


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Ukraine Day 491: Yanukovych Denies He Gave Order to Shoot Maidan Demonstrators – BBC

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs.


For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


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Russia Update: Putin Hands Bashkortostan Controlling Shares in Bashneft

Putin signed a decree giving a little more than 25% of the shares of Bashneft previously under federal ownership meaning Bashkortostan can block votes.

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.

UPDATES BELOW

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

Special features:

- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin
- Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
- Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs‏.