• US Police say Lesin's death was caused by blunt-force head trauma

    The results of a forensic medical examination of the body of the former high-ranking Russian official Mikhail Lesin were announced in Washington. He died from injuries inflicted on his head, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The autopsy revealed that the cause of death of the former General Director of Gazprom-Media Holdings was intense, blunt-force, head injuries. This was announced by the representative of the Federal District of Columbia Police in the U.S. on Thursday, March 10th. The examination …

  • EU decides to extend sanctions against Russians and separatists for another 6 months

    On March 9th, TASS reported that, according to a source in the EU Council, the ambassadors of the 28 EU countries at the planned meeting in Brussels decided to extend the blacklist sanctions against Russia and self-proclaimed republics in the East of Ukraine for another six months.

    "Permanent representatives to the EU today approved the extension of the sanctions for six months," the source said, noting that now the decision must be officially approved by all 28 EU member states, and then …

  • Moscow to hold celebration rally on anniversary of annexation of Crimea

    Authorities in Moscow approved an application to hold a concert and rally on the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea on March 18th, Ekho Moskvii reported.

    The application was approved by the Moscow Mayor’s office, and authorities estimate 10,000 Muscovites will attend the concert entitled “We are Together!” on March 18th at Vasilevsky Spusk near the Kremlin. Roads near Red Square are expected to be closed for the day.

    The internationally recognized Ukrainian territory of Crimea …

  • Ukrainian Government appeals to Germany to send doctors to examine Savchenko

    On behalf of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk appealed to the German government to send doctors to examine Nadiya Savchenko, who has been on a hunger strike for the last week in a Russian detention center.

    “On behalf of President Poroshenko, we appeal to the German side with the request to send as soon as possible Nadezhda Savchenko doctors from Germany,” Melnyk wrote on Twitter.

    On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that …

  • Czech National Bank imposes temporary ban on European-Russian Bank activity

    The Czech national bank imposed a temporary ban on the European-Russian Bank’s (ERB) financial activity. According to the regulation made by the Czech National Bank today, the ERB, which has operated in the Czech Republic since 2008 has temporarily lost its authority to take new deposits and provide credits.

    Czech National Bank spokesman Tomáš Zimmermann stated that the Czech National Bank, as the executive body of the Financial Oversight Committee, evaluated the situation of the ERB. After …