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Wednesday, April 14, 2021



Russia: Alexei Navalny returns to court for slander case

February 05, 2021 3:10 pm

Just days after being sentenced to jail, the prominent Putin critic now faces a separate trial over defamation charges. Navalny could face up to two more years in prison.

Over 5,000 arrested at pro-Navalny protests across Russia

February 01, 2021 8:26 am

Navalny's team quickly called another protest in Moscow for Tuesday, when he is set to face a court hearing that could send him to prison for years.

Kremlin brushes off Western calls to release Navalny

January 19, 2021 6:35 pm

Russia’s prison service maintains Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner, violated the probation terms of his suspended sentence on a 2014 money-laundering conviction.

Biden chief of staff says hack response will go beyond 'just sanctions'

December 21, 2020 12:44 am

Options being mulled by the Biden administration to punish Moscow over its alleged role include financial penalties and retaliatory hacks on Russian infrastructure, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

Navalny poisoning: Russia made second assassination attempt — report

December 14, 2020 3:45 pm

Russia agents carried out a second assassination attempt on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny before he was flown to Berlin, a British newspaper has alleged. Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attacks.

Oil spill taints Kremlin plan to sell $4 billion of green bonds

June 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Green finance should provide a channel for Russia to raise money to help with a much-needed transition away from a heavy dependence on fossil fuels. But the leadership of the world’s fifth-biggest greenhouse-gas emitter has shown scant commitment to tackling climate change. A low-carbon development plan published in March envisages a small increase in emissions on current levels.

Putin’s iconoclastic economics guru to lose Kremlin post

August 16, 2019 4:52 pm

Sergei Glazyev will switch to the Eurasian Economic Commission that oversees relations between member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, comprising Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, a commission spokesman said Friday.

Kremlin says Mueller report shows no evidence of Russian meddling

April 19, 2019 4:44 pm

Mueller's report, released on Thursday, details extensive contacts between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian operatives who, it said, sought to tilt the election in Trump's favour.

Ukraine TV Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins election’s first round

April 01, 2019 7:27 am

If exit polls translate into real votes, Mr. Zelensky will face President Petro O. Poroshenko, who emerged second with around 18 percent, in a runoff in three weeks, on April 21.

Kremlin accuses US senators of trying to meddle in Interpol election

November 20, 2018 3:29 pm

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call: "... This is probably a certain kind of interference in the electoral process of an international organisation."