I watched Russia Today to get the lowdown on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning. And wrote about it for the LRB: https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2020/august/a-spoonful-of-sugar. And then did a little media manipulation of my own . . . https://youtu.be/lwLW1UXruWk.
After a Sunday afternoon cycle ride to the Belarusian Embassy in Kensington, I wrote about the protests that have begun there for the London Review of Books: https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2020/august/the-revolution-will-not-be-colourised. *UPDATE* That led a couple of weeks later to an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! (https://tinyurl.com/ybfh8t5v) and a discussion with al-Jazeera about Russia’s approach to its problematic neighbour (extracts here: https://tinyurl.com/y9jgjncz).