We may see $80/barrel in the next week:
Is the US pressuring Saudi Arabia on energy prices?
Well, they’re apparently okay with it:
Finance Minister Siluanov tells it like it is to Russia’s Parliament:
Even as the ruble dropped further:
Rosneft is still fighting Gazprom for access to Sakhalin-2:
And signs a deal with China:
And hires lawyers to fight sanctions:
The Kremlin, meanwhile, has another solution:
That fake energy deal between Russia & China was “reaffirmed” today:
More troubles for McDonalds in Russia:
The Oboronservis Scandal: the gift that just keeps on giving:
Very strange goings-on in the Sistema case:
Just what we needed:
And a video for the brave:
And this is why Kadyrov’s social media presence is dangerous:
Will we finally be getting more news from Russia’s regions?
Is the Kremlin’s adventurism solely a tool to maintain their grip on power?
More on Memorial’s struggles, and the important work they do:
And is sending more Russian students abroad to study the answer to society’s ills?
And another article about Russia’s demographic woes:
COLD WAR 2
On the Jackson Diehl op-ed:
Is Russia trying to once again move to a professional army?
More details in English:
Will Putin attend the G20 meeting next month?
And the Mistral drama continues:
Ukraine gets its 4th Minister of Defence since February.
And in eastern Ukraine:
There is totally money in the bank for this:
Time for a census in Crimea:
Abkhazia is getting concessions from Russia:
ODDS & ENDS
Poland is the theme today:
And if you are interested in Polish films: