Russia’s Rosneft Chief Downplays Rift With Saudis, Seeks Quick Oil-Price Rebound

Rosneft Sells Assets In Venezuela To Russian State Company

Russia’s largest oil producer, Rosneft, has announced that it is halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government. Rosneft said in a statement on...
Russian Clerks, Couriers Remain On The Job As COVID-19 Crisis Unfurls

Russian Clerks, Couriers Remain On The Job As COVID-19 Crisis Unfurls

MOSCOW – Authorities in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar – like their counterparts across the country – have urged nonessential workers to remain at home in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic....
New Death Reported In Russia; New Restrictions In Effect In Ukraine

New Death Reported In Russia; New Restrictions In Effect In Ukraine

The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 27,700 with almost 600,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's...
Business owners at risk as FSB ignores Putin’s promises — The Bell — Eng

Putin’s populist rescue plan — The Bell — Eng

Hello! This week, our focus is on Russia’s response to COVID-19: we examine both Putin’s emergency economic plan and the new restrictions on daily life. Away from the pandemic, we look at why...
Olympic Gold Medalists Among Four Russians Facing New Doping Charges

Olympic Gold Medalists Among Four Russians Facing New Doping Charges

Two Olympic gold medalists are among four Russian track-and-field athletes charged with fresh doping offenses. Andrei Silnov, the 2008 Olympic high-jump champion, and Natalya Antyukh, the 2012 winner in the 400-meter hurdles, are facing...
EU Criticizes Russia For Labeling Brussels-Based Organization 'Undesirable'

EU Criticizes Russia For Labeling Brussels-Based Organization ‘Undesirable’

The European Union says it rejects Russia's decision earlier this month to designate the Brussels-based European Endowment for Democracy (EED) an "undesirable" organization. In a statement on March 27, the EU urged the Russian...
The Week In Russia: Reality, Perception, And Luck

The Week In Russia: Reality, Perception, And Luck

To receive Steve Gutterman's Week In Russia each week via e-mail, subscribe by clicking here. At one point in the classic Soviet comedy whose title translates clumsily as The Diamond Arm, the actor Andrei...
Moscow Court Postpones Start Of Whelan Trial Due To Coronavirus

Moscow Court Postpones Start Of Whelan Trial Due To Coronavirus

The trial of a former U.S. Marine held in a Moscow prison on espionage charges has been postponed for two weeks. Russian news agencies reported on March 27 that the trial of Paul Whelan,...
Kazakh Authorities Detain 25 Over Deadly Ethnic Clashes In February

Kazakh Authorities Detain 25 Over Deadly Ethnic Clashes In February

NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakh authorities say they have detained 25 people during a police operation connected to February's deadly ethnic clashes in the southern region of Zhambyl. Deputy Prosecutor-General Yerlik Kenebaev charged on March 27...
Putin's Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians' Offshore Wealth

Putin’s Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians’ Offshore Wealth

With COVID-19 cases rising in Russia, President Vladimir Putin addressed went on TV to announce measures he said were aimed at lending young families, workers, and small business owners financial support as the...
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