A Russian escort featured in Russian opposition Alexey Navalny’s recent expose of possible connections between former Trump aide Paul Manafort through Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to the Kremlin has been arrested in Thailand and has asked for political asylum in the US.
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Obama Extends Sanctions on Russia; Kremlin Accuses US of ‘Arms Race’, Postpones Response to Trump Deal
US President Barack Obama extends sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine. The Kremlin deferred a response to president-elect Donald Trump’s offer to trade an end to sanctions for Russia’s nuclear cuts.
Whose Idea Was It to Build a Winter Resort in the Warmest Part of Russia?
Boris Nemtsov has occupied many roles in post-Soviet Russia, both in government and in the parallel polis that is oppositional politics. He was first elected governor of Nizhny Novgorod, whose successful economic reforms in that region carved a political pathway that would ultimately take him into the deputy premiership under the Yeltsin government. Nemtsov has […]
Kings of the Olympic Contracts
An astronomical 1.136 trillion rubles ($36.4 billion) has already been spent on the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. In the 305 days remaining until the opening of the Games, another plus or minus 390 billion rubles will be spent. Mainly companies close to Vladimir Putin are appropriating these billions, claims Boris Nemtsov, one of the opposition […]