TV Rain, the last independent TV station in Russia, has found that businessman Pyotr Kolbin a former co-owner of the Gunvor, was a childhood friend of President Vladimir Putin.
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Update: As of writing this article the report was that National Front would receive a €9m loan from a Kremlin-linked bank. In a newer report, EU Observer is now reporting that the total amount of the loan may be €40. — Editors Writing for Mediapart, Marine Turchi reveals that the far right French Front National […]
Updated Daily. – This Week’s Issue: – Ekho Moskvy Journalist Fired for Tweet about Death of Kremlin Administration Chief’s Son, Broadcast on Donetsk Airport – Russian Reserves Down 20 Percent As Ruble Tumbles – US Prosecutors Open Money-Laundering Investigation of Putin Associate Gennady Timchenko – Suspects in Murder of Moscow Region Policemen May Have Fought […]
Two days ago, the discussion on social networks was about how people on the EU sanctions list could nevertheless travel to France and even give press conferences in Paris. The fourth most powerful official in Russia, the Speaker of the Russian State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin, did just that. He found himself on the EU sanctions […]