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We interrupt this news bulletin to bring you a broadcast from Captain Obvious on location live above the Kremlin

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By John Helmer in Moscow The Russian grain trade is complaining that there has been another outbreak of the weevil wars delaying large consignments of Russian export wheat from being landed and sold at ports in Syria and Egypt, ostensibly for reason of infestation. This time, two vessels and 110,000 tonnes of grain, originally loaded […]

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By John Helmer in Moscow Yury Privalov, the former head of Sovcomflot’s London-based shipping operations, wound up his testimony in the High Court this week with half a dozen new allegations undocumented before in court, or since his release on parole from a Moscow prison on October 10, 2008. Testifying over eight days by videolink […]