max seddon

max seddon


moscow bureau chief @FT. in soviet russia, news reports you: max.seddon@ft.com

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When Russia invaded Ukraine, the country classified reams of data to protect the economy from sanctions. But now the picture is so muddy even policymakers are sometimes bewildered – and some want to roll it back. with @NastyaStognei  and @dariamslv 

“Think about how they are going mad over their own powerlessness: they have been trying to destroy Russian journalism for so many years and it’s not working.”

Sanctions against Russia have created an automotive paint shortage, so you can now only buy a Lada in black, white, or dark green

“Even Russia’s economy is now likely to outpace the UK’s, growing 1 per cent this year, according to the IMF forecasts.”

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Zelensky to Putin: "Good Lord, what do you want? Leave our land. If you don't want to leave now, sit down with me at the negotiating table. But not from 30 meters away, like with Macron and Scholz. Sit down with me and talk. What are you afraid of? We're no threat to anyone."

A woman burst onto Russia’s main live evening newscast today with a sign that says: “Stop the war Don’t believe propaganda They’re lying to you” And chanting: “Stop the war! No to war!”

Unprecedented number of young Russians who've known no president but Putin came to protest him today. This looks like being the iconic shot

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Just unbelievable scenes in Minsk as a huge crowd chants “Resign!” via @Belsat_TV 

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