U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies

Apr 06 2018

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 top government officials on Friday in the latest effort to punish President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle for interference in the 2016 election and other Russian aggression.

Here is the full list:

AKIMOV, Andrey Igorevich
BOGDANOV, Vladimir Leonidovich
DERIPASKA, Oleg Vladimirovich
DYUMIN, Alexey Gennadyevich
FRADKOV, Mikhail Efimovich
KERIMOV, Suleiman Abusaidovich
KOLOKOLTSEV, Vladimir Alexandrovich
KOSACHEV, Konstantin
KOSTIN, Andrey Leonidovich
MILLER, Alexey Borisovich
PATRUSHEV, Nikolai Platonovich
REZNIK, Vladislav Matusovich
ROTENBERG, Igor Arkadyevich
SHAMALOV, Kirill Nikolaevich
SHKOLOV, Evgeniy Mikhailovich
SKOCH, Andrei Vladimirovich
TORSHIN, Alexander Porfiryevich
USTINOV, Vladimir Vasilyevich
VALIULIN, Timur Samirovich
VEKSELBERG, Viktor Feliksovich
ZHAROV, Alexander Alexandrovich
ZOLOTOV, Viktor Vasiliyevich

Among those sanctioned are Oleg V. Deripaska, an oligarch who once had close ties to Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort; Kirill Shamalov, an energy executive who married Mr. Putin’s daughter, Katerina Tikhonova; and Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of the Renova Group, a Russian investment firm.

Russian Americans Say Keep It Up, President Trump

Apr 16 2018

The Congress of Russian Americans, a group claiming to represent five million Russian-speaking Americans, recently wrote to US President Donald Trump deploring the state of Russian-American relations, denouncing the expulsion of sixty Russian diplomats from the United States, and denying Russia’s involvement in the recent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England. It also alleges that Russian speakers face “serious discrimination” in America.

Putin’s next term: experts expect further deterioration in relations with Russia

Apr 07 2018

This week, experts gathered at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think-tank, to discuss Russia’s recent presidential elections and Vladimir Putin’s next term. The experts largely expect relations between Russia and the West to deteriorate, while also calling into question Putin’s popularity at home.


Kemerovo, the place where corruption kills

Mar 30 2018

You probably haven’t heard of Kemerovo. It’s understandable if you haven’t, it isn’t exactly Paris or London.


Election postmortem

Mar 22 2018

In the wake of the presidential elections in Russia, experts in Washington came together this week at the Atlantic Council and the Kennan Institute to discuss what the future may hold. While observers largely expect further stagnation, confrontation with the West and increasing authoritarianism, some believe Russia’s civil society may take people by surprise.


Nord Stream 2: commercial venture or political tool?

Mar 14 2018

U.S. and European experts weighed the political and business implications of Nord Stream 2 at an Atlantic Council event in Washington on Monday, March 12.