Kleptocracy Daily: July 31, 2017


Pence travels to Baltic states to reassure allies and send a message to Russia.

State-run television is the principal source of news for a majority of young Russians, the independent Russian television channel Dozhd reported–Kremlin-funded Channel One was the main source of information for 72% of respondents in all age groups.

Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia.

Russia held back on introducing sanctions “for quite some time,” but lost hope after Washington’s “unprovoked move,” President Putin said in a state television broadcast.


An op-ed in The Moscow Times argues Russia’s response to sanctions shows restraint.