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

November 12, 2014
Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft with President Vladimir Putin. Photo by Aleksandr Miridonov.

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.” And there is still no answer as to the origin of the gas leak spread across Moscow.