Sergei Pugachev, founder of the failed Mezhprombank who has fled to France, has filed a suit for $10 billion against Russia in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, even as the Russian government has demanded his extradition on charges of embezzlement of over a billion dollars in Russian loans.
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.
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Russia This Week
– âI Was on Active Dutyâ: Interview with Captured GRU Officer Aleksandrov
– Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk
– ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
– With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin