Russia Digested 29.11

Let’s start digesting with a little laugh. Alexei Navalny, major opposition candidate for presidency, has found an error in Youtube, when he tried to type his own name into the search field. Same error was detected with “Rain” (opposition channel), “Open Russia” (Mikhail Hodorkovsky’s opposition party), “Yashin” (opposition politician) and dozens of other requests. Small … More Russia Digested 29.11

Russia Digested 27.11

Russia may leave the Council of Europe. Thorbjørn Jagland, serving Secretary General of the Council, said it will be a big step back both for Europe and Russia. At the end of June Russia stopped contributing money to the Council’s budget due to former’s absence from Parliamentary Assembly. Russian delegation in PACE had been deprived … More Russia Digested 27.11

Russia Digested 24.11

The story of Igor Plotnitsky is coming to an end – according to Luhansk Information Center he has resigned due to health condition (concussion is the official version). Whether he got concussion before or after the coup is not mentioned. Leonid Pasechnik took office today as Head of the Republic. Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov … More Russia Digested 24.11

Russia Digested 23.11

November 23, 2017 Vladimir Putin has met with Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir today in Moscow. International Criminal Court has issued two warrants for arrest of the latter in 2009 and 2010 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and crime of genocide. Al-Bashir replied by stating that ICC has no authority to arrest him. Putin’s Press … More Russia Digested 23.11