TV Rain, the last independent TV station in Russia, has found that businessman Pyotr Kolbin a former co-owner of the Gunvor, was a childhood friend of President Vladimir Putin.
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A new leak of the text messages originating from a hacked smartphone of a high-ranking officer of Russia’s Presidential Administration sheds further light on the relations between the Russian authorities and their far-right allies in France. The hackers from the Anonymous International have disclosed thousands of text messages sent to and by Timur Prokopenko, deputy […]
Russian oligarch Gennady Timchenko is reportedly selling his shares in Stroygaztrans to another engineering company ARKS, which may be involved in construction of the Kerch Bridge. 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. […]
Updated Daily. – This Week’s Issue: – Ekho Moskvy Journalist Fired for Tweet about Death of Kremlin Administration Chief’s Son, Broadcast on Donetsk Airport – Russian Reserves Down 20 Percent As Ruble Tumbles – US Prosecutors Open Money-Laundering Investigation of Putin Associate Gennady Timchenko – Suspects in Murder of Moscow Region Policemen May Have Fought […]
Pavel Kanygin, special correspondent for the independent Russian online newspaper Novaya Gazeta has been interviewing a number of the pro-Russian separatists and other political figures in Ukraine for some time. [See our translation of his interview with former Yanukovych Aide Anna German—The Interpreter). Kanygin himself was once kidnapped by the Russian-backed separatists and freed on […]
Two days ago, the discussion on social networks was about how people on the EU sanctions list could nevertheless travel to France and even give press conferences in Paris. The fourth most powerful official in Russia, the Speaker of the Russian State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin, did just that. He found himself on the EU sanctions […]