Kremlin reviews pardon request from Norwegian jailed for espionage
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 The Kremlin said on Wednesday it had received a formal pardon request from Frode Berg, a Norwegian national jailed in Russia for espionage, and that it would review the request in line with normal procedures.
Sputnik/Alexey Nikolskiy/Kremlin via REUTERS Business Insider On paper, Vladimir Putin would be replaced by Mikhail Mishustin as president of Russia if Putin dies or leaves office. But Mishustin is an obscure former tax official with no power base inside the Russian state. That illustrates Putin's true dilemma: He can never fully relinquish control. Intelligence and state security sources told Insider why they believe Putin can never retire. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the coronavirus by special disinfection tunnels that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow or meeting him in the Kremlin must pass through, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Soraya Ali reports.