Russia Update

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 […]

Russia Update: Ekho Moskvy’s Editor Fights for Independence Amid State Pressure

November 18, 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. Aleksei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of the last independent radio station in Russia has been fighting for his independence amid […]

Russia Update: Diplomats from Germany, Latvia and Poland Expelled from Russia in Tit-for-Tat

November 17, 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. Russia has expelled four Polish and one German diplomat in tit-for-tat action against the EU countries’ expulsion of […]

Russia Update: Attack on Prime Minister of Abkhazia

November 16, 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. Prime Minister Beslan Butba of the disputed breakaway republic of Abkhazia was beaten by two men who assaulted his […]

Russia Update: Sweden Confirms Submarine in October Was Foreign Vessel

November 14, 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. Russian legislators finally received an answer to their queries from military authorities about soldiers killed in combat in Ukraine — which is that they can’t say, it’s a “state secret.” […]

Russia Update: Kommersant Editor-in-Chief Forced to Step Down After Controversial Rosneft Article

November 12, 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. Russian legislators finally received an answer to their queries from military authorities about soldiers killed in combat in Ukraine — which is that they can’t say, it’s a “state secret.” […]

Russia Update: Legislators Receive Responses from Military Officials on Soldiers Killed in Combat in Ukraine

November 11, 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. Russian legislators finally received an answer to their queries from military authorities about soldiers killed in combat in Ukraine — which is that they can’t say, it’s a “state secret.” […]

Russia Update: The Media’s ‘Sputnik Moment’

November 10, 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. A mysterious toxic gas spreads across Moscow, and the Kremlin’s promise to reorganize the Russian media landscape is several steps closer to completion.