Recently, Atlantic Council held a private dinner with Russian oligarchs Mikhail Fridman and Pyotr Aven, provoking some criticism among Russian exiles.
A Russian escort featured in Russian opposition Alexey Navalny’s recent expose of possible connections between former Trump aide Paul Manafort through Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to the Kremlin has been arrested in Thailand and has asked for political asylum in the US.
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 […]