Russia

3 February 2017
Kremlin Critic Critically Ill in Moscow Hospital Premium

Supporters of Vladimir Kara-Murza suspect he was the victim of a second attempted poisoning.

 
3 February 2017
Putin, Orban Cement Ties Premium

The Russian leader wielded a two-edged sword in Budapest as he flattered the Hungarian premier while directing veiled threats at Brussels.

 
2 February 2017
Russia Tightens Security on Belarus Border Premium

Move is apparent retaliation for Lukashenka’s decision to end tourist visas for many Western travelers.

 
1 February 2017
Blow After Blow Premium

Tabloid tells abusers how to exploit Russia's decriminalization of domestic violence.

By Kevin Rothrock
 
31 January 2017
‘Foreign State’ Likely Behind Czech ForMin Computer Breach, Minister Says

In a most likely unrelated development, Russia has reportedly accused two top cyber-agents of working with the CIA.

 
31 January 2017
Biggest German Bank Admits It Laundered Billions for Russian Clients

‘Mirror trading’ scheme had no evident economic purpose, New York financial regulator says. 

 
31 January 2017
Three Confess to Kadyrov Assassination Plot: Report

Though details remain sketchy, the affair seems to center around a feud between the Chechen leader and a prominent local family.

 
27 January 2017
Cyber-Spying Scandal Looms as Three Russians Arrested Premium

Available reports suggest intelligence agents and Kaspersky Labs exec are suspected of giving information to a foreign government.

 
26 January 2017
Russian Duma Votes to Ease Penalties for Domestic Violence

Bill, likely to soon become law, applies criminal penalties only to those who seriously injure their partners or children.

 
25 January 2017
There in Theory, Absent in Practice
In Russia, children with special educational needs are often lucky to get any education — or any work afterwards. From openDemocracy.
By Tatyana Dvornikova
 

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