LIVE UPDATES: Although he is mired in controversy over an insensitive remark on the Karelian tragedy, Russian child ombudsman Pavel Astakhov is not confirming his resignation — nor is the Kremlin.
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.
Recent Analysis and Translations:
– NATO Got Nothing From Conceding To Russia In the Past, Why Should It Cave To The Kremlin Now?
– Who is Hacking the Russian Opposition and State Media Officials — and How?
– Does it Matter if the Russian Opposition Stays United?