The Russian elite is jostling to solve Putin’s ‘2024 problem’ — The Bell — Eng

The Russian elite is jostling to solve Putin’s ‘2024 problem’ — The Bell —...

Hello! This week we look at how a senior official wants President Vladimir Putin stay in power after his current term ends in 2024. We also explain why protests over the exclusion of...
This man was killed in the Stalinist purges and never rehabilitated. His grandson is the first person ever to get access to his case files anyway.

This man was killed in the Stalinist purges and never rehabilitated. His grandson is...

On July 5, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled that the Moscow region’s police department must grant Georgy Shakhet, a Russian actor, access to archival files concerning the criminal case against his grandfather, Pavel Zabotin....
Meet the Russian soldier whose online chats gave away military secrets — The Bell — Eng

Meet the Russian soldier whose online chats gave away military secrets — The Bell...

Hello! This week our main story is a scoop about the Russian soldier who unwittingly provided international investigators with key evidence about the downing of Flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine in 2014. We...
An escape of the banking supervision official sheds light on shady financial practices — The Bell — Eng

An escape of the banking supervision official sheds light on shady financial practices —...

Hello! This week our main story is The Bell scoop on the link between a senior government official, FSB and billions stolen from the Russian financial system. We also explain why  “Russia’s Amazon”...
It's been more than a month since Ivan Golunov was framed, charged, and released. What's happened to his story since?

It's been more than a month since Ivan Golunov was framed, charged, and released....

On July 1, thirty leading Russian and international news outlets simultaneously published the report Ivan Golunov was working on just before his arrest. Journalists from seven Russian media sources had already begun working...
A car dealership tycoon is the sixth leading Russian businessman to face criminal charges this year — The Bell — Eng

A car dealership tycoon is the sixth leading Russian businessman to face criminal charges...

Hello! This week we take a long look at a major criminal investigation into Russian businessman Sergei Petrov, owner of Rolf Group, who has been accused of illegal currency transfers. We also dissect...
Ivan Golunov is freed but this is not the first sign of a thaw — The Bell — Eng

Ivan Golunov is freed but this is not the first sign of a thaw...

Hello! This week was dominated by the story of Ivan Golunov, an investigative journalist who police tried to frame as a drug dealer. We have the insider account of his release and the...
A drastic change of power in Moldova gives Russia new opportunities — The Bell — Eng

A drastic change of power in Moldova gives Russia new opportunities — The Bell...

Dramatic political events have engulfed Moldova this week. Russia, the U.S. and the European Union, for whom Moldova, one of Europe’s smallest and poorest countries, is traditionally an arena of confrontation, joined forces...
This exposé of Moscow’s funeral business is a snapshot of modern Russia — The Bell — Eng

This exposé of Moscow’s funeral business is a snapshot of modern Russia — The...

Hello! This week our main story is a summary of Ivan Golunov’s powerful investigation into Moscow’s funeral business that takes in everything from venal intelligence officers to Lamborghinis, nightclubs and a cemetery shoot-out....
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