Russia Update

Ukraine Denies Supply of Missile Technology to DPRK; Russia Arrests ‘Ukrainian Saboteur’; Gays Attacked in St. Petersburg

August 15, 2017

Update: Russia’s Elections Commission chief has said opposition leader Alexei Navalny can only run in the elections if he appeals his criminal sentence — or the election law is changed. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: Novaya Gazeta on Threats of Retribution Against Journalists from Chechen Clergy over Articles on Persecution of […]

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Opposition Leader Navalny Denied Travel Abroad for Medical Care

May 4, 2017

Update: Russian bombers flew near Alaska, prompting a US escort. Opposition leader Alexey Navalny was first told by authorities he could get a foreign passport to travel abroad, then told he could not travel. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: Novaya Gazeta on Threats of Retribution Against Journalists from Chechen Clergy over […]

Russian Recon Ship Crashes; Navalny Attacked; Open Russia Declared ‘Undesirable’, Searched by Police

April 27, 2017

The Russian reconaissance ship Liman crashed into a Turkish freighter and sank; 78 sailors on board were rescued. Anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny was attacked and Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia was declared ‘undesirable’ and searched by the FSB’s Extremism Center.