What’s Up Russia? A New Prime Minister, and Environmental Activist Jailed

– Russia was handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency on December 9th. Russia’s participation at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be the highest-profile events … Continue reading What’s Up Russia? A New Prime Minister, and Environmental Activist Jailed

Drop in alcohol consumption WTO reports and new raids against Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation

– Some good news began this month, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) reporting that alcohol consumption in Russia fell by 43% between 2003 and 2016 on October 1st. According to WHO, Russians used to be considered some of the … Continue reading Drop in alcohol consumption WTO reports and new raids against Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation

A new Internet law forbids disrespect, a potential nuclear arms crisis and Russia rounds up undercover agents

– On March 4th, Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov warned that arms control was “in crisis” and claimed that “some politicians and generals in Washington” were beginning to think about nuclear war. Both countries have suspended observation of … Continue reading A new Internet law forbids disrespect, a potential nuclear arms crisis and Russia rounds up undercover agents