Russian Recon Ship Crashes; Navalny Attacked; Open Russia Declared ‘Undesirable’, Searched by Police

April 27, 2017
Russian reconaissance ship Liman in the Bosphorous in October 2016. File Photo. Murad Sezer/Reuters

Update: The Russian reconnaissance ship Liman crashed into a Turkish freighter and sank; 78 sailors on board were rescued. Anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny was attacked and Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia was declared ‘undesirable’ and searched by the Interior Ministry’s Extremism Center.

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Russian Recon Ship Crashes; Navalny Attacked; Open Russia Declared ‘Undesirable’, Searched by FSB

Open Russia files confiscated by the Interior Ministry’s Extremism Center. Police photo

The ruble is trading at 57.06 to the dollar and 62.00 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for $51.67. 

The following news items were taken from Novaya Gazeta, 7:40 na perrone, RBC, Gazeta, Meduza, Izvestiya, and Reuters.

Translation: Navalny and I were on our way to the Global Event Forum where he was supposed to speak now. They attacked Alexey and spilled zelyonka [indelible disinfectant] on him.

– An Investigative Journalist and a Blogger Attacked in Russia

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– Mayor’s Office Approves Opposition March for May 6 on Sakharov Avenue

What We’re Reading

– The Voice of ‘Grumpy’: Fellow Serviceman of Russian Colonel Believed Responsible for MH 17 Speaks by Pavel Kanygin [Russian]; Unian English Summary

– Russia’s Neo-Feudal Capitalism by Anders Aslund [English]

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

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