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 rioted in Chelyabinsk after complaints of mistreatment and confiscation of a mobile phone. Eight inmates cut their arms in protest. Police surrounded the building.
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