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Scotland-Russia News Round-Up
22 April: Russkiy Mir's £1/4m financial contribution to Edinburgh University. Sunday Herald
14 April: "Moscow's Scottish links". Times
22 March: UK plans to ban SLPs. Herald
18, 25 March: Edinburgh University under pressure from politicians to cut links with Russkiy Mir. Herald, Sunday Post
20 March: Holodomor debate, Scottish Parliament.
20 March: SRF news bulletin 20.3.2018. SRF
14 March: Motion to the Scottish Parliament about Russian backed media outlets. Scottish Parliament Motion S5M-11018 .
14 March: Statement from the SRF chair on the nerve agent attack. SRF
26 February: SRF news bulletin 26.2.2018. SRF
26 February: Syrian protest outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh. Scotsman
21, 22 February: More controversy about Sputnik UK's Scottish HQ - new editor, membership of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Scotsman, Herald.
30 January 2018: "The Real Reason 'The Death Of Stalin' Touched A Nerve" (about the ban on Scottish director Iannucci's "The Death of Stalin" in Russia).RFERL, RFERL 2 Feb
26 January 2018: SRF magazine, the FORUM, winter issue. SRF
19 January 2018: SRF news bulletin 19 Jan. SRF
7 January 2018: Scottish SLPs contd - the laundering of funds from Yanukovich and others. Al Jazeera, Sunday Herald.
13,14 December 2017: Russian internet trolling on Scottish independence in 2014. Guardian, Herald.
7 December 2017: Russian company TechnoNICOL has invested c£50m in Stirling company Superglass since acquiring them in 2016. BBC.
1 December 2017: SRF news bulletin.
20 November 2017: Almost 400,000 Twitter messages about Scottish independence were posted by fake accounts, most believed to be Russian. Herald, Times.
10 November 2017: Kilmarnock, formerly twinned with Sukhumi and retaining a friendship link, is persuaded to remove a memorial to the dead of the war in 1992-3 because it bears the flag of the breakaway Abkhaz Republic, recognised and supported by Russia. DFWatch, STV News 14 Nov. 30 Nov Press release from East Ayrshire Council.
6 November 2017: The Scottish connections of George Papadopoulos’s mysterious London professor Joseph Mifsud.
28 October 2017: SFR news bulletin
28 September 2017: SRF news bulletin
27 September 2017: Publication of issue 37 of the SRF magazine, the FORUM.
19 September 2017: Russian Arctic Convoys Museum Project (RACMP) newsletter - reports on their summer of activities.
14-17 September 2017: Glasgow University Russian Dept. celebrates its centenary / conference
13 September 2017: Aberdeen businessman convicted of fraudulent salmon sales to Russia (The Fish Site, Aberdeen Evening Express, Press and Journal)
4 September 2017: The Scottish firms that let money flow from Azerbaijan to the UK (Guardian)
31 August 2017: SRF news bulletin.
27,28 August 2017: Exposed: the Scottish firms busting sanctions for Russia (Herald); How a Scots council house was secret base for criminals busting Putin sanctions (Herald)
7 August 2017: Russian Laundromat Investigation Targets Royal Bank of Scotland (OCCRP)
August, October 2017: Russia-related events at the summer and autumn 2017 Edinburgh festivals
20 July 2017: Scottish Economics Minister meets Russian Consul General to discuss a permanent Scottish Government-funded trade hub in Russia and business in Kaluga. Human rights issues not raised (STV News)
20 July 2017: CGG donates full software suite to Heriot-Watt's Petroleum Learning Center in Russia (World Oil)
20 July 2017: 19C Fife artist Christina Robertson and her success in Russia (Fife Today)
13 July 2017: Russian envoy mocks Royal Navy's Faslane as not worth spying on (Herald)
3 July 2017: Lorraine Bacchus interviewed Russian artist Genadii Gogoliuk who lives in Edinburgh.
9 June 2017: SRF news bulletin