LIVE UPDATES: While reporting on memorial services in Beslan, Elena Kostyuchenko suffered an attack from young men in t-shirts with the word “Anti-Terror” who grabbed her phone then dragged her by the hair through the school, then poured zelyonka on her, an indelible disinfectant often used by thugs in Russia and Ukraine to humiliate liberal opposition and journalists.
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:
– What Has Ramzan Kadyrov Been Up To? Quietly Cultivating Regional and Kremlin Officials, Now He Meets with Putin
– RBC Publishes Report Sourced in FSB and Military on Wagner Private Military Contractor with 2,500 Fighters in Syria
– Russian Parliamentary Elections Round-Up: Open Russiaâs Baronova Registered; Shevchenko Disqualified
– The Kremlin is Working Hard to Make Donald Trump President