Russia Update

Russia Update: Homes of Relatives of Terrorists Who Attacked Grozny Burned to the Ground

December 10, 2014

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, and see also our Russia This Week and feature Is Putin Really Reining in Hard-Liners? Fact-Checking Gordon Hahn’s Article In The Moscow Times Chechen leader Ramzan […]

Russia Update: Prison Riot in Chelyabinsk; Police Surround Building

December 9, 2014

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, and see also our Russia This Week and feature Is Putin Really Reining in Hard-Liners? Fact-Checking Gordon Hahn’s Article In The Moscow Times About 100 prisoners […]

Russia Update: Thousands of Government Employees Sentenced or Disciplined After Inspections

December 8, 2014

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, and see also our Russia This Week and feature Is Putin Really Reining in Hard-Liners? Fact-Checking Gordon Hahn’s Article In The Moscow Times The Kremlin announces […]

Russia Update: Sentences Handed Down in 2013 Volgograd Terrorist Attack

December 5, 2014

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, and see also our Russia This Week and feature Is Putin Really Reining in Hard-Liners? Fact-Checking Gordon Hahn’s Article In The Moscow Times Terrorists who bombed […]

Russia Update: Caucasus Emirate Terrorists Take Over Press Building in Grozny

December 4, 2014

Welcome to our new 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, and see also our Russia This Week and feature Is Putin Really Reining in Hard-Liners? Fact-Checking Gordon Hahn’s Article In The Moscow Times Last night […]

Russia Update: Ruble Sinks to Lowest Rate Since 1998

December 3, 2014

Welcome to our new 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, and see also our Russia This Week. The price of oil rose slightly, and the ruble sunk and then rallied at above 52 again today, […]

Russia Update: MP Calls for iPhone Ban for Parliamentarians; Steve Jobs Statue to be Auctioned

December 2, 2014

Welcome to our new 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, and see also our Russia This Week. A Russian MP has called for banning iPhones for use by parliamentarians, and a once-revered statute of Steve […]

Russia Update: ‘Ruble Drowning in Oil’

December 1, 2014

Welcome to our new 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, and see also our Russia This Week. The ruble continues to drop along with the price of oil, and the Russian government announces the partial […]

Russia Update: Kremlin Mulls Tapping Buckwheat Reserves as Price Jumps

November 20, 2014

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. Yesterday’s issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week. The Russian government has contemplated opening up reserves of buckwheat, a staple of the Russian diet, as prices jumped […]

Russia Update: Putin Speaks to All-Russian Popular Front, Pledges Crackdown on Corruption

November 19, 2014

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. Yesterday’s issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week. President Vladimir Putin met with the state-created All-National Popular Front (ONR) to rally the astro-turf activists to brace for […]