Russia’s Finance Ministry were in Washington DC this weekend, trying to put a brave face on their country’s situation:
But some are less hopeful:
I would have loved to be fly on the wall:
Is the US pressuring Saudi Arabia on output?
And don’t forget:
More spin from the Russians on their energy supplies and capabilities:
And sanctions continue to sting:
Amidst more hints that the West will back down on sanctions:
Companies are still finding loopholes on the sanctions:
Navalny is still hard at work:
More on the Kremlin’s attack on the NGO Memorial:
Is this why they’re being vilified?
And the Kremlin’s attack on Novaya Gazeta stems from this article by Yulia Latynina:
Are Muscovites bipolar?
Another Putin birthday gift:
These rumors keep making the rounds:
But are they just psychological threats?
COLD WAR 2
Finland gets the special treatment from Russia:
And in Romania:
Is France looking for a way out of the Mistral deal?
The may have it:
How many Russians have been killed fighting in Ukraine?
The West just does not care about Ukraine:
Does it have something to do with this?
Sevastopol is getting a new university, but…
More bad news for residents of Crimea:
Tbilisi continues to stumble through its legislation process:
ODDS & ENDS
What is a Sunday without Shostakovich?
And some Russian graffiti: