VIDEOS & ARTICLE: Navalny’s Greatest Hits: FBK’s Best Corruption Exposés During Its Nine-Year History

… During its nine years of existence, the FBK has been instrumental in exposing corruption in Russia, producing dozens of detailed investigative videos on oligarchs, government officials, executives at state-owned companies, and their friends and relatives […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russian government presents National Recovery Plan to President Putin” – bne Intellinews

Cash, Calculator, Pen

“… Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has presented the National Recovery Plan to … Putin … [with] a launch at the beginning of July. … [T]he government has rolled out two economic support packages, worth RUB3.1 trillion ($42.1bn), or 2.8% of GDP. The RUB7.3 trillion final recovery plan was cut from the previously reported RUB8 trillion plan … includ[ing] the two […]

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RUSSIALINK: “Russia Prices Economic Recovery Plan at $70Bln” – Moscow Times

Diverse Paper Currency, Coins, Line Graph

Russia will launch a 5 trillion ruble ($73 billion) recovery plan next month to offset economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in a televised meeting with President Vladimir Putin […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Coronavirus crisis leaves Russian government rudderless” – Financial Times/ Henry Foy, Max Seddon

File Photo of Kremlin Tower, St. Basil's, Red Square at Night

Prime ministerial stand-in faces task of managing pandemic while getting economy moving again ….

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How Mikhail Mishustin Rose to the Top: Old Ties, Savvy and a Knack for Systems

Kremlin and Saint Basil's File Photo

Vladimir Putin shocked the world when he named a little-known tax chief his number two. We delve into the new Russian prime minister’s background (Moscow Times – – Evan Gershkovich, Pjotr Sauer, Jake Cordell – January 27, 2020) Mikhail Mishustin was struggling. Drenched in sweat and tripping over himself, he wasn’t a natural ice hockey player. “I don’t know […]

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New Russian Prime Minister Is No Stranger to Business Community; Investors say he will promote digitization, while critics claim he has taken credit for natural progression”

Aerial View of Kremlin and Environs

(Moscow Times – – Jake Cordell – January 20, 2020) Jake covers business & economics for The Moscow Times. Russia’s new Prime Minister may have had a low profile before his surprise appointment last week, but one section of society was already well aware of Mikhail Mishustin: Russia’s business community. The 53-year old, who has been credited with transforming […]

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JRL NEWSWATCH: “Putin Ushers In New Prime Minister, Signaling Bid to Boost Economic Legacy” – Wall Street Journal/ Thomas Grove, Georgi Kantchev

Kremlin and River

Russia’s parliament approves Mikhail Mishustin as new prime minister, a day after government’s resignation “Russian lawmakers approved … Putin’s proposed candidate as prime minister Thursday … in a tightly choreographed transition that could set the stage for … Putin to retain a grip on power after his term ends. The vote came a day after … Putin proposed sweeping constitutional […]

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