• Italian Construction Company Files Lawsuit against Gazprom

    A lawsuit against a subsidiary of the Russian energy giant Gazprom was filed by an Italian construction company.

    The Italian company, Saipem S.p.A., filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of the Russian company Gazprom - South Stream Transport B.V. The claim, worth about 759 million Euros, was sent to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, as reported on the RBC website on Sunday.

    According to RBC, the lawsuit was filed on November 10th, 2015, and became the first major lawsuit against …

  • Turkey Accuses Russia of Violating Its Airspace

    The Russian Ambassador to Turkey received a note of protest regarding Turkish airspace violations caused by Russian aircraft, as reported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ankara. Turkey made the accusations on Saturday, January 30th, on the website of Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    It is reported that on January 29th at 11:46 local time an Su-34 Russian bomber crossed into Turkish airspace. Before exiting Syrian airspace the pilot was warned repeatedly both in English and Russian. …

  • Russian airstrike hits humanitarian convoy in Syria

    The Russian Air Force carried out airstrikes on a humanitarian convoy from Turkey, according to Anadolu.  The incident occurred in the region of the Syrian town of Azez.  The majority of the trucks were bombed and 12 people were injured.  The wounded were taken to the hospital in the town of Kilis but despite all efforts, doctors were unable to save two of them.

    The Russian Air Force began carrying out airstrikes in Syria on the 30th of September.  Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad requested …

  • Nemtsov memorial dismantled for third time this month

    The memorial site of slain Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, has been dismantled for the third time this month.  The latest incident occurred in the early hours of the 30th of January at the site’s location on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge in the center of Moscow.  At approximately 3 a.m., police officers detained two activists who were standing in front of the memorial.  They were then taken to the police station.

    Later, the activists were released without completing a detention …

  • Browder: The UK should punish Russia for Litvinenko’s murder

    William Browder, the British banker and founder of the Hermitage Capital investment fund, in an open letter to David Cameron, wrote that if Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t made to answer for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, political murders of Kremlin critics in the UK will continue.

    “Dear David Cameron! I’m writing on behalf of all British activists who fight for justice against dictators around the world,” wrote Browder in the letter published in The Guardian.

    “Your government’s …