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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 31, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin launches ban on Polish food imports in apparent tit-for-tat; slams new sanctions. German-brokered plan to solve Ukraine crisis afoot?  NATO badly positioned to counter Russia threat, report says; Moscow denies U.S. claim it violated missile treaty; Voina back to Russia?  Russia has announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland, along with […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 30, 2014

TODAY: U.S. and E.U. broaden sanctions hitting banks and energy companies; Obama denies new Cold War; Moscow vows retaliation; Russia may abandon ‘unfair’ U.S. nuclear treaty; Yukos former VP satisfied with ruling; Russians blame West over Ukraine; new giant holes discovered. New sanctions announced yesterday will see Europe clamping down on Russia’s state-owned banks and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 29, 2014

TODAY: Hague tribunal orders $50bn Yukos payout, Lavrov hints at appeal; U.S. accuses Russia of violating Cold War nuclear arms treaty; Pussy Riot seek compensation; West expected to issue further sanctions in wake of MH17 crash; British lawyers preparing to sue Putin; geckos found in space. As expected, a tribunal in the Hague ordered Russia […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 28, 2014

TODAY: Hague court expected to announce $50 billion Yukos payout; rumours circulating of a Kremlin split; U.S. releases images of alleged bombing of Ukraine by Russia; Germany calls for freeze of ex-pat oligarch assets; British MP wants World Cup hosting taken away from Russia; Interior Ministry wants information on anonymous web surfers; non-violent pride protest […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 25, 2014

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov found guilty in Bolotnaya Square protests; Putin’s approval ratings reach a high; IMF forecasts weaker growth.  Russia denies missiles launched on its territory against Ukrainian fighter jets; Kremlin disapproves of U.S. South Korea plans; Canada announces sanctions.  Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Leonid Razvozzhayev have been found guilty of organising mass […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 24, 2014

TODAY: Rebels admit owning Buk missile system; still lay the blame on Ukraine; two fighter jets shot down in eastern Ukraine; Russia asserts sanction impact negligeable; EU mulls measures against Russia, rifts likely to thwart sanctions drive. Concerns over climate for media workers in Ukraine; NGO foreign agent law claims new victims.  In an interview […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 23, 2014

TODAY: Putin blocks ad income for independent television channels, ends Gazprom pipeline monopoly; MH17 an accident, but U.S. still blames Russia; Litvinenko snub canceled out by British exports and oligarch party donations; Kudrin advises against military intervention in Ukraine; Russia to rebuild Crimean military; Moscow metro head fired. President Vladimir Putin signed so many bills […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 22, 2014

TODAY: Putin fails to apologise for airplane tragedy; Obama calls for Putin intervention as rebels hand over MH17 black box; unpredictability of Ukraine crisis scares investors; new sanctions threatened as officials say existing restrictions may affect Rosneft privatisation plans; Germany says sanctions affect its companies; Severstal pulls out of U.S. market. President Vladimir Putin came […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 21, 2014

TODAY: Separatists deny access to crash site; Kerry blames Russia, Russia blames Ukraine, Ukraine blames Russia; oligarchs want Putin to back off on Ukraine; Russia to retaliate against U.S.; Putin enjoys growing approval ratings; Moldovan fruit ban comes into effect. Armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are continuing to deny access to international observers attempting to […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 18, 2014

TODAY: Malaysian airliner brought down in eastern Ukraine; 298 people dead; Kiev blames pro-Russia rebels; stakes in conflict raised. Sanctions ‘soft’ says Kudrin; Novatek asserts its activity will not be compromised; ECHR comes down hard on metal cages.  A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 passengers and crew has crashed in eastern Ukraine, 60 kilometers from the […]

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