Steve Gutterman's Week In Russia
Saturday 22 September 2018
May 18, 2018
The Week In Russia: Crossing To Crimea, Stumbling On Sanctions
President Vladimir Putin got some extra mileage from Moscow's takeover of Crimea by opening a bridge to the peninsula, while Russia struggled to respond to the latest U.S. sanctions without harming itself at a time when it can ill-afford further damage to its fragile economy.
April 20, 2018
The Week In Russia: Poison Gas, Paper Airplanes
Russia sought to shut down Telegram, stood by as Western air strikes targeted its Syrian ally, and avoided a fresh volley of U.S. sanctions -- for now -- while holding off on its own retaliation to punitive measures for its "malign activity around the globe."
April 13, 2018
The Week In Russia: Sanctions, Syria, And Solitude
Russia's standing on the world stage looked pretty precarious the first week in April, with Moscow facing Western wrath over a nerve-agent poisoning in England as well as the threat of new U.S. sanctions. Since then, even more pressure has been piled on.
Some of the key developments in Russia over the past week, and some of the takeaways going forward, by RFE/RL's News Editor Steve Gutterman.