Russia Update: Kremlin Publishes New Picture of Putin Amid Concerns About Absence

March 13, 2015
Meeting of President Vladimir Putin with Suprem Court head Vyacheslav Lebedev at his residence in Novo-Ogaryovo. The report was published today but it is not certain when the meeting took place. Photo by
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. The Kremlin has published a new picture of President Vladimir Putin reportedly meeting with the head of the Supreme Court today, but as throughout the week, there was no confirmation that the picture hadn’t been taken in the past. UPDATES BELOW Special features:Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris NemtsovTheories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris NemtsovNovaya Gazeta Releases Sensational Kremlin Memo: ‘It is Seen as Correct to Initiate Annexation of Eastern Regions of Ukraine to Russia’ Former Russian Intelligence Officers Behind Boisto “Track II” Talks – and Now the Flawed Minsk Agreement. See also our Russia This Week stories: Remembering Boris Nemtsov, Insider and Outsider (1959-2015) Ultranationalists Angry over ‘Capitulation’ of Minsk Agreement, ‘Anti-Maidan’ Launched by Nationalists, Cossacks, Veterans, Bikers The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists? Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs‏.