Putin Vows to Back Lukashenko Against ‘Interference’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed to back Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko against foreign “interference,”  as the two signed a series of agreements on closer integration. Speaking during a televised video meeting with Lukashenko, Putin hailed the bilateral ties between Russia and Belarus and promised Moscow’s continued backing for the increasingly isolated Lukashenko. “We…

ROSATOM delegation to attend COP26

ROSATOM, a global technological leader, will attend the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) being held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November 2021. COP26 will bring together political and business leaders from around the world to discuss how to accelerate progress towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals. Securing global net zero…

Russian Inflation Jumps to 8.1% 

Inflation in Russia climbed to its highest level in almost six years in October as the government and Central Bank struggle to rein in rapid price rises which threaten to undermine economic recovery. Inflation hit 8.1% last month, the Rosstat national statistics service said Wednesday — the fastest rate of price increases since February 2016,…

Russia Expels Second Foreign Reporter in 2 Months

Russia has expelled a second foreign correspondent in two months over past minor infractions, a move that his publication called unusual. The deportation of Tom Vennink, Dutch daily de Volkskrant’s Russia correspondent, follows BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford’s expulsion in August.  Russian authorities revoked Vennink’s residence permit on Monday and gave him three days to leave the…