Moscow apartment owned by opposition figure Navalny seized as Kremlin-linked businessman chases $1.1million debt

Bailiffs in Moscow have seized an apartment belonging to opposition figure Alexey Navalny. The move comes after his team was ordered to pay 88 million rubles ($1.1 million) in libel damages to a businessman dubbed “Putins Chef.” … Read More >Moscow apartment owned by opposition figure Navalny seized as Kremlin-linked businessman chases $1.1million debt

Officials insist second coronavirus lockdown in Russia ‘unlikely,’ say recent growth in cases was predicted & is ‘manageable’

For ten days now, the number of Covid-19 cases in Russia has been on the rise. While many have expressed concern at the trend, fearing the kind of ‘second wave’ affecting other parts of Europe, officials appear to be calm. … Read More >Officials insist second coronavirus lockdown in Russia ‘unlikely,’ say recent growth in cases was predicted & is ‘manageable’

Drugs cop in western Russia busted for growing marijuana at home & planting it on innocent citizen to boost his arrest numbers

The deputy head of a Russian city’s drugs control department has been arrested for growing cannabis and using it to stage the arrest of an innocent man in a fake possession case. The officer was trying to improve his arrest total. … Read More >Drugs cop in western Russia busted for growing marijuana at home & planting it on innocent citizen to boost his arrest numbers

Fear of US sanctions spooks insurers into refusing to cover construction of troubled Nord Steam 2

A large group of shipping insurers will refuse to insure vessels participating in the construction of Nord Stream 2, as companies worry that providing services for builders puts them at risk of violating US sanctions. … Read More >Fear of US sanctions spooks insurers into refusing to cover construction of troubled Nord Steam 2

‘Jesus of Siberia,’ cult leader ‘Vissarion’ found in possession of weapons, cash, jewellery, & adult toys during police raid

When cops busted Siberia’s answer to Christ this week, they discovered plenty of items unbecoming of a self-proclaimed ‘Son of God.’ Officers found weapons, money and even adult toys in the sect leader’s stash of worldly goods. … Read More >‘Jesus of Siberia,’ cult leader ‘Vissarion’ found in possession of weapons, cash, jewellery, & adult toys during police raid

Russian opposition figure Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital, doctors believe ‘full recovery’ from alleged poisoning possible

Alexey Navalny, a leading Russian opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner, has been discharged from Berlin’s Charité hospital as his condition continues to improve. The surprise announcement came on Wednesday morning. … Read More >Russian opposition figure Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital, doctors believe ‘full recovery’ from alleged poisoning possible

Washington using Navalny situation as excuse to block Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian intelligence chief says

The US is working hard to keep the spotlight on the case of Alexey Navalny as a way to help block construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, according to Sergey Naryshkin, head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (the SVR). … Read More >Washington using Navalny situation as excuse to block Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian intelligence chief says

Siberian cult leader ‘Vissarion’ who claims to be ‘re-incarnation of Jesus Christ’ arrested over psychological violence

Police in Siberia have arrested three leaders of the notorious ‘Church of the Last Testament’ religious sect on suspicion of using psychological violence to extract income, resulting in “serious harm” to their followers. … Read More >Siberian cult leader ‘Vissarion’ who claims to be ‘re-incarnation of Jesus Christ’ arrested over psychological violence

Opposition figure Navalny demands Russian authorities return CLOTHES ‘seized’ after alleged August poisoning attempt

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, who is being treated in Germany, has demanded that Russian authorities send him back the clothes he was wearing during an alleged attempt to poison him last month in Siberia. … Read More >Opposition figure Navalny demands Russian authorities return CLOTHES ‘seized’ after alleged August poisoning attempt