- ICYMI: KI’s Peter Podkopaev examines Russia’s road corruption for Foreign Affairs magazine.
- Hudson Institute is looking for interns to assist with research projects on Russia and Eastern Europe.
- Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real-estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian moneyman whom the Justice Department recently described as an “organized-crime member.”
- Vladimir Milov in The American Interest, on why sanctions do matter, and how they hurt the Kremlin more than Western analysts appreciate.
- A guide to Russia’s high tech tool box for subverting U.S. democracy.
- Russia’s state railway monopoly plans to order additional trains from Siemens despite a recent scandal over Moscow’s delivery of four of the German company’s turbines to Crimea in violation of sanctions.
- Alexei Navalny’s new investigation focuses on the lavish lifestyle of the son of Putin’s press secretary.
- The state-appointed lawyer defending former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in his in-absentia treason trial has quit.
- China’s brief ban on social media posts mentioning Putin sheds light not only on Chinese Internet regulation but also on broader elements of Xi Jinping’s political system.
- Xi Jinping’s anti-graft drive has made officials wary of dealing with businesses. Beijing will curb “irrational” overseas investments in its Belt and Road initiative, including real estate. The CCP is also increasing its involvement in the governance of Chinese state-owned companies.