• Russia experts expect decline in ruble and price of oil after meeting in Doha

    Russian experts believe that the negotiations in Doha will result in a fuel price slump and the depreciation of the ruble as participants have yet to agree on an oil production freeze, as reported by RBC.

    "In the short-term for sure, we will see a decrease in oil prices, it was 43 dollars per barrel over the weekend. Of course, it will go down, how much exactly, I can't say, but it is obvious," says the former Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, Oleg Vyugin.

    According to an …

  • Russian journalist: Putin's propaganda turned separatists into heroes

    Russian journalist, Marina Ahmedova, wrote a blog which contains information on Russia’s support of the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR (Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics). Ahmedova stated that the separatists who captured the Donbas were made out to be heroes.  

    “Russian journalists were the ones who decided to make heroes of some militia members. They were with them all the time, went to the front lines with them and broadcasted their military and daily life. They actively glorified heroic …

  • German Intelligence: Russia is using Snowden to drive a wedge between the US and Europe

    According to the BND, Moscow used Edward Snowden to create turmoil between the United States and Western Europe. German intelligence services claim that the Kremlin uses every opportunity to discredit Germany.

    Russia is trying to use the well-known US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden to drive a wedge between Western Europe and the United States. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Federal Intelligence Service BND, Gerhard Schindler and the head of the Federal Office for the …

  • Single mother unsuccessfully tries to prove to Russian court that she did not finance the 'Kiev junta'

    Russian Ekaterina Vologzheninova, who is being convicted for making reposts of materials in support of Ukraine on her personal page on VKontakte, testified in court in her defense. The single mother tried to prove that she cannot finance terrorists as she only receives 500 rubles (about 8 dollars) of child benefits.

    Video from the courtroom has been released by the Russian independent online publication Grani.ru.

    "Ekaterina Vologzheninova who was convicted for making statements against the …

  • Russian MoD: Reports of Russian casualties in the Donbas are 'nonsense'

    According to the Ukrainian Intelligence, 38 bodies of the Russian military were transported from the Donbas to the Russian Federation overnight. The Russian Defense Ministry called this information "nonsense."

    According to the website of the Main Intelligence Directorate (MID) of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, 38 dead Russian soldiers were transported from the territory of Ukraine to Russia during the night on Saturday, April 16th. As stated by the Intelligence, the bodies were transported …