Ties between Moscow & OPCW going through ‘period of challenges,’ but point of no return not yet reached, Russian envoy tells RT

The US and its allies are trying to turn the UN’s chemical arms watchdog into a political tool, but it remains an important platform via which Moscow can defend its interests, Alexander Shulgin, Russian envoy to the body, told RT. … Read More >Ties between Moscow & OPCW going through ‘period of challenges,’ but point of no return not yet reached, Russian envoy tells RT

Moscow May Initiate Discussion of Navalny Case in UNSC, Others Will Not Like It – Envoy to UN

Moscow may initiate the discussion of the case of Alexey Navalny in the UN Security Council, but other UNSC members are unlikely to find it pleasant, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia told Sputnik. … Read More >Moscow May Initiate Discussion of Navalny Case in UNSC, Others Will Not Like It – Envoy to UN

Navalny ridicules Russian intelligence chief for suggestion he may have been poisoned by NATO as a ‘sacred sacrifice’

Alexey Navalny has accused the head of the Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of being a “simple idiot,” after he indicated that the anti-corruption campaigner could have been poisoned by the West in a “sacrifice.” … Read More >Navalny ridicules Russian intelligence chief for suggestion he may have been poisoned by NATO as a ‘sacred sacrifice’

Dozens arrested in Moscow at annual far-right ‘Russian March’ rally, formerly co-organized by opposition figure Alexey Navalny

An unauthorized rally was broken up by Moscow police on Wednesday, with between 30 and 40 ultranationalist marchers detained. Held to coincide with National Unity Day, the event has previously been co-organized by Alexey Navalny. … Read More >Dozens arrested in Moscow at annual far-right ‘Russian March’ rally, formerly co-organized by opposition figure Alexey Navalny

By imposing ‘illegitimate’ sanctions on Russians, EU officials have shown a ‘desire to put themselves above the law’ – FM Lavrov

In a sign that relations between Moscow and the European Union are deteriorating, Russia’s top diplomat has said that the EU is unable to “adequately assess” what is going on in the world, and wishes to be above the law. … Read More >By imposing ‘illegitimate’ sanctions on Russians, EU officials have shown a ‘desire to put themselves above the law’ – FM Lavrov

Putin says he personally asked Russian prosecutors to allow opposition figure Navalny to travel to Germany for medical treatment

Vladimir Putin has denied Russia’s involvement in the alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny, saying he asked prosecutors to allow the anti-corruption activist, who had been under travel restrictions, to fly to Germany for treatment. … Read More >Putin says he personally asked Russian prosecutors to allow opposition figure Navalny to travel to Germany for medical treatment

How the Main “Fighter Against Corruption” in Russia Stole 372,775,000 Rubles From the Population

We all remember not so long ago a scandal broke out concerning 20 million rubles, allegedly appropriated by the relatives of the late singer Jeanna Friske from Rusfond. This happened because the singer’s relatives could not provide the charity foundation with exculpatory documents about the intended use of funds. … Read More >How the Main “Fighter Against Corruption” in Russia Stole 372,775,000 Rubles From the Population

An extra dose of Novichok? Russian activist Navalny could have been poisoned on two separate occasions in Tomsk, claims US media

The latest US media update on the increasingly complicated case of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny suggests he could have been poisoned not once, but twice on the fateful August day when he first became ill over Siberia. … Read More >An extra dose of Novichok? Russian activist Navalny could have been poisoned on two separate occasions in Tomsk, claims US media

UK supports new EU sanctions against Moscow that will ‘significantly punish’ Russian officials over alleged poisoning of Navalny

Britain will support a fresh round of EU sanctions against Russia. The targets are six high-level officials and a state research institute London believes is responsible for managing stocks of the nerve agent Novichok. … Read More >UK supports new EU sanctions against Moscow that will ‘significantly punish’ Russian officials over alleged poisoning of Navalny