Monthly Archives: April 2020

Russian Bankruptcy Cases Jump 70%

Experts say a simplified legal procedure is behind the sharp rise, and the coronavirus crisis is set to compound the issue. Bankruptcy filings in Russia shot up in the first three months of the year, as experts warn millions of Russians are set to fall behind on their loans and mortgages as the coronavirus crisis continues. The number of Russians

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Ukrainian espionage incident highlights ongoing Russian naval shortcomings – media

Russia is lacking important technology available in Ukraine’s defense sector. REUTERS On March 18, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Sevastopol, home of the country’s Black Sea Fleet, and delivered a rousing patriotic speech commemorating the sixth anniversary of Russia’s “reunification” with Crimea. The following day, likely not coincidentally, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) agents arrested on espionage charges a

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Business Update: April 7 – Kolomoisky faces London trial after UK Supreme Court decision

Ihor Kolomoisky, the oligarch and former owner of PrivatBank, will face trial at the High Court in London next year after the UK Supreme Court rejected his request to appeal an earlier verdict. Kolomoisky, and a number of co-defendants that include his business partner Hennadiy Boholyubov, had sought to appeal at the Supreme Court over an appellate judgment on October

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The Russians received free access to state-owned propaganda

Authors:MediaSapiensThe experiment is currently underway: providers will have to provide the Russians with access to 391 “socially significant” resources for free within three months The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia has launched an experiment to provide free access to the so-called “socially significant” Russian Internet resources, the list of which contains 391 sites. These include access to government agencies, online services (such as

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Russia Compares Trump’s Space Mining Order to Colonialism

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s order allowing commercial lunar mining and the extraction of other resources in space, appearing to liken the policy to colonialism. Trump signed an executive order Monday establishing a U.S. policy which allows “commercial exploration, recovery and use of resources in outer space.” The Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and

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Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

Russia bribed football officials for the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday in the first explicit accusations of wrongdoing following years of suspicion. FIFA has been dogged by claims of corruption since 2010, when the global football governing body voted to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar. Since

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UN Refrains From Directly Blaming Russia for Syria Hospital Attacks

A UN board of inquiry investigating attacks on civilian establishments in Syria, including hospitals, has refrained from directly holding Russia responsible, according to a summary of its report published Monday. The coordinates of the sites had been communicated to the belligerents by the United Nations to protect them from air strikes. Without mentioning Russia, the investigation concluded that in four

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In wild attempt to stall ‘anti-Kolomoisky’ bill, MPs propose over 13,000 amendments

Oleksiy Sorokin In an apparent attempt to stall a banking bill crucial for Ukraine’s new, hotly anticipated deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukrainian lawmakers have proposed over 13,000 amendments to the original text.  It’s by far the largest number of amendments proposed to a single law in Ukraine’s parliamentary history. The previous record was held by the land market

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