The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news to 11 August 2013. President Obama on Wednesday cancelled next month’s Moscow summit meeting, ending for now his signature effort to transform Russian-American relations and potentially dooming his aspirations for further nuclear arms cuts before leaving office. The immediate cause was Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the former … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
News Summary

The Vostok Report

The news to 22 July. Photo sourced from DBDuophotography Less than 24 hours after his embezzlement conviction, Aleksei Navalny, was released from custody. The Russian opposition leader is free to run as a Moscow mayoral candidate until his appeal has been heard. Source: The New York Times The US–Russia standoff over former security contractor Edward … Continue reading