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

November 11, 2014
Grave of Leonid Kichatkin, a soldier in the 76th Pskov Paratroopers' Division who reportedly died in combat in Ukraine in August.

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.