Tag: Sergei Naryshkin

Russia Update: Foreign Ministry Protests Air Incident with Speaker’s Plane and Swiss Military Jet

October 20, 2015

Russia issued a note of protest to Switzerland via Swiss envoy to Moscow Amb. Pierre Helg regarding the approach of a Swiss military plane within eye contact of a Russian civilian airliner yesterday carrying Sergei Naryshkin, head of the State Duma to a converence of parliamentarians in Geneva. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where […]

Russia and Front National: Following the Money

May 3, 2015

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 […]

How To Avoid Sanctions Like Sergei Naryshkin

April 16, 2014

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 […]