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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:
– The Kremlin is Working Hard to Make Donald Trump President
– Russian Elections Round-Up: Parnas List Accepted; Party of Pensioners Forced to Remove Candidates
– âWhat Would Boris Do?â Opposition Struggles with In-Fighting on Eve of September Elections
– NATO Got Nothing From Conceding To Russia In the Past, Why Should It Cave To The Kremlin Now?
Although she was forced to turn to doctors from the stress, eventually Olga gave birth successfully and continued her suit. She is demanding documentation of her employment, 300,000 rubles ($4,707) for maternity leave and childcare and an additional 50,000 rubles for mental suffering ($784).
Troll factory linked to beating of opposition politicians and journalists
As Fontanka reported, also under attack were journalists from the Agency for Journalist Investigation, Andrei Konstantinov, Yevgeny Vyshenkov and Aleksandr Gorshkov. Fontanka discovered that the reporters were being tailed, including with a radar device placed under Vyshenkov’s car
Fontanka continued its research as we reported in June.
Maksim Reznik, a local legislator, made a formal inquiry to police about the Fontanka’s findings but was told there was no connection between the beatings and the site. During the investigation, the police found IP addresses and mobile phone numbers used to register fake pages in VKontakte, and even used to make threats against opposition members, but said they could take it no further, as disposable SIM cards registered to non-existent people were used.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
Sergei Elkin, a Russian cartoonist who publishes his works at Deutsche Welle (DW) and other publications, drew a cartoon of the issue published by DW depicting a disabled figure holding a Russian flag sitting in a wheelchair made up of an Olympic ring, separated from the other Olympic rings. It seemed a straightforward depiction of how the Russian team was being left out of the Olympics and the Olympics were incomplete without it.
“The leadership of the corporation of Deutsche Welle must finally hear the opinion of thousands of people who at the top of their lungs claim that this is inadmissible mockery of Russian athletes.”
The following headlines were taken from Gazeta, RT, Novaya Gazeta, RB, Latest News Resource, Govorit Moskva, and Rosbalt