The polls in Russia’s local elections have already opened in the Far East, and the Kremlin’s dirty tricks against the opposition have already begun, with a contrived report about “the detention of Open Russia activists with 2 million rubles” which has turned out to be untrue.
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.
– ‘I Was on Active Duty’: Interview with Captured GRU Officer Aleksandrov
– Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk
– ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
– With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin