Russia, the Other Headlines: 3-7 November

The former Minister of Defense from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic visited Sergey Dorenko’s radio show. This interview is definitely worth reading.

“Echo Moskvy” is torn apart. One of its major journalists, Aleksandr Plushev, has been fired directly by the owner of the company , Mikhail Lesin. But Chief Editor  Alexey Venidiktov claims that this violates current rules, where he is given all powers over staff and he does not want Plushev to leave the radio.

Health service workers held a big demonstration in Moscow for the first time since the 90s.

Moscow Commercial Court ruled that 81,67% shares of “Bashneft” (Russia’s six largest oil company) should be taken from Systema and returned to State. The hearing lasted for only 20 minutes.

Vedomosti editorial, “History as Politics”: For the current government history is a battlefield against the external enemy and a “fifth column”

Controversy arose around the alleged funding of people close to opposition leader Alexey Navalny from Moscow City budget. RBC gives an overview of this story.

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