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THE BELL WEEKLY: Navalny’s body released Members Public

Hello! This week we look at the unsavoury battle to secure the release of Alexei Navanly’s body. We also cover an escalation in raids against the LGBT+ community and how Moscow largely ignored the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine. Alexei Navalny’s body handed over after public

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison Members Public

Hello! Instead of the usual economic analysis, our newsletter this week is devoted to the announcement Friday of the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. We look at what we know so far about his death, how events unfolded after the announcement, and what the reaction has been among world

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Tucker Carlson – A Russian Love Affair Members Public

Hello. This week we look at how Russia fell in love with controversial American TV figure Tucker Carlson. We also go deeper into the $5.2-billion Yandex deal and cover anti-war candidate Boris Nadezhdin being blocked from the presidential election. How Russia fell in love with Tucker Carlson Conservative journalist

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Yandex’s $5-billion break-up Members Public

Hello. This week we cover Yandex’s deal to spin-off its Russian assets — and its new, more loyal owners. We also look at how the Kremlin is preparing to ban Boris Nadezhdin from running in the presidential election and unpack a major bribery scandal. Yandex gets a new set of

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Russia wants to seize assets from anti-war activists Members Public

Hello! This week we cover a new proposed law that would allow Russian authorities to confiscate property and assets from those who oppose the war. We also look at Russian anti-Kremlin performers having their concerts canceled abroad and a record long prison sentence for a woman charged with killing a

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Russia’s unlikely opposition hero Members Public

Hello! This week we look at the Kremlin-approved liberal presidential candidate Boris Nadezhdin who suddenly became a hero for the Russian opposition. We also explore Russia's investment in a homemade Wikipedia. Kremlin-approved liberal candidate becomes opposition hero Only one anti-war candidate is vying for the right to get

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THE BELL WEEKLY: A winter heating crisis strikes Russia Members Public

Hello! This week we cover a winter heating crisis and Russia’s dilapidated municipal infrastructure. We also summarize The Bell’s investigation into Russia’s “lottery king” snapping up cut-price Western assets and look at the arrest of a pro-war anti-Putin activist. Kremlin steps in as local heating systems collapse

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THE BELL WEEKLY: Russia gripped by controversial street crime TV series Members Public

Hello. This week we look at how a hit crime TV show has caught Russia by storm. We also cover growing concerns over the disappearance of Alexei Navalny and analyze why rising egg prices have authorities scrambling for a response. How a TV show about street gangs captured Russians and

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