Russians are bracing for an economic recession that could be the deepest since the 1990s after the United States and its allies imposed ‘crushing’ sanctions on Moscow, seeking to punish President Vladimir Putin for the unprovoked invasion from Ukraine. Analysts say citizens face a future characterized by runaway inflation, risingRead More →

Separately, the Federal Prison Service demanded that Navalny’s brother’s suspended sentence be turned into a prison sentence. Russian authorities have added imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and a handful of his allies to an official list of “terrorists and extremists”. Also on Tuesday, local news agencies reported that the FederalRead More →

A secret European intelligence report has concluded that the Chechen security services were most likely behind the 2020 attempted murder in Sweden of a dissident Chechen blogger. Tumso Abdurakhmanov, an exiled critic of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, barely survived a hammerhead attack last year in a bizarre assassination attempt thatRead More →

Rapid warming in Russia could release viruses previously unknown to mankind, a Nobel Prize-winning climatologist has warned at an international climate forum in Siberia. Russia is warming three times faster than the rest of the world, according to scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with its ArcticRead More →