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Ukraine war: Living in fear or in jail – Russia’s defiant truth tellers

BBC
“Truth is the regime’s main enemy,” says Evgenia Kara-Murza, Vladimir’s wife, from Washington DC, where she lives for safety reasons. “That’s why I believe this regime is using this law to crush all dissent in Russia and to scare people into silence,” BBC – For more and to sign up......

U.S., others walk out of APEC talks over Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Reuters
BANGKOK, May 21 (Reuters) – Representatives of the United States and several other nations walked out of an Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in Bangkok on Saturday to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials said. The walkout was “an expression of disapproval at Russia’s illegal war of aggression in Ukraine and......

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

Reuters
May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defences by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies......

Half of Gazprom’s 54 clients opened Gazprombank accounts, says Russia’s Novak

Reuters
A person is pictured through a window above a Gazprombank branch in Moscow July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 19 (Reuters) – Half of Russian gas giant Gazprom’s (GAZP.MM) 54 clients have opened accounts at Gazprombank, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander......

Two maps show NATO’s growth — and Russia’s isolation — since 1990

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Swedish soldier takes part in exercises on May 17, 2022. Her country, along with Finland, now wants to join NATO. Jonathan Nackstrand | Afp | Getty Images Russia has become increasingly isolated from the rest of Europe over the......

Renault sells Russia’s Avtovaz stake, but leaves room for return

Reuters
Renault sells Avtovaz stake reportedly for one rouble Leaves door open for return with six-year buyback option Moscow plant to resurrect Soviet-era Moskvich brand May 16 (Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) is to sell its majority stake in carmaker Avtovaz (AVAZI_p.MM) to a Russian science institute reportedly for just one rouble......

NATO’s Stoltenberg says Russia’s Ukraine offensive not going to plan

Reuters
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference along with the European Parliament President Roberta Metsola (not pictured) at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, May 15 (Reuters) – Russia’s offensive in Ukraine is......

Photos show Russia’s massive ‘Victory Day’ parade in Moscow

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu leave Red Square after the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow. Kirill Kudryavtsev | Afp | Getty Images Russia held its “Victory Day” military parade on Monday to mark the......

U.S. diplomats return to embassy in Kyiv ahead of Russia’s Victory Day

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — A group of American diplomats returned to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv for the first time in nearly three months on Sunday, traveling to the Ukrainian capital one day before Russia’s Victory Day commemorations, when the country marks......

The U.N. Security Council makes its first unanimous statement on the war, with Russia’s approval.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In its first unanimous action on the Ukraine war, the United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a statement expressing “deep concern” and “strong support” for diplomatic efforts by the U.N. secretary general to find a peaceful solution.......

Putin to send ‘doomsday’ warning to West at Russia’s WW2 victory parade

Reuters
LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin will send a “doomsday” warning to the West when he leads celebrations on Monday marking the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia’s vast firepower while its forces fight on in Ukraine. Defiant in the face of......

Russia’s Potanin dodges politics and sanctions to flourish

Reuters
May 4 (Reuters) – So far, at least, “Nickel King” Vladimir Potanin is Russia’s ultimate survivor. Unlike many of Russia’s notable oligarchs, he has not been sanctioned by the United States or the European Union for his closeness to President Vladimir Putin. And as Western companies quit Russia because of......

Natural gas surges 9% to highest level since 2008 as Russia’s war roils energy markets

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A liquefied natural gas tanker berth in Japan, on Dec. 17, 2021. Should Japan ever exit the Sakhalin energy projects in Russia and their stakes were acquired by Russia or a third country, this would weaken the effectiveness of Western......

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