Author Archives: Citizen M

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 20, 2014

TODAY: Deportation ruling upheld for U.S. NGO worker; Udaltsov ends hunger strike; activists unmask owners of fake diplomas; Foreign Ministry makes most of U.S. problems in Ferguson.  Putin to meet with Poroshenko next week; military exercises in Astrakhan; Shukhov Tower reprieve. U.S. citizen and NGO consultant Jennifer Gaspar faces deportation after a St. Petersburg court upheld a verdict from […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 19, 2014

TODAY: Dozens killed as Ukrainian refugees hit by rocket attack; responsibility lies with rebels, says Kiev; talks do not yield ceasefire; rock star riles Kremlin with Ukraine stance. Russia Today launches searing poster campaign; Statoil-Rosneft cooperation continues despite sanctions. Dozens of civilians, including children, were killed yesterday when a convoy carrying refugees was hit by rocket fire […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine peace talks underway in Berlin; agreement apparently reached on aid convoy; Ukrainian jet shot down.  More Bolotnaya suspects found guilty; Siberian independence rallies thwarted by police; Kremlin to consider ban on import of Western cars.  Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers are currently in Berlin along with German counterpart Frank-Walter-Steinmeier and France’s Laurent Fabius for […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 15, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin cancels live feed of Putin’s ‘peace-minded’ Crimea speech; disputed convoys heading for eastern Ukraine as violence intensifies in Donetsk; Rosneft seeks loan, struggles with sanctions; Ukraine restricts Russian airlines; import ban to be made official in October. The Kremlin unexpectedly canceled the live feed of President Vladimir Putin’s much-hyped speech in Crimea yesterday; […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 14, 2014

TODAY: Impasse over ‘humanitarian’ convoy; Moscow authorities plan raids to monitor import ban; Putin begins Crimea visit amidst support for Crimea and Ukraine policies; Japan protests Kuril military exercises; Usmanov is top donor. It is still unclear how Ukraine will deal with the 280 repainted military trucks attempting to bring Russian humanitarian aid across its […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 13, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine refuses entry to Russian aid; Red Cross states it has not certified the vehicles; missing Russian photographer found, under arrest; Egyptian President lands in Sochi; Japan outcry over war games on Kurils; Usmanov sells stake in USM; Putin phone. Amid fears of a Russian presence in separatist-held territory, Ukraine has said it will not […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 12, 2014

TODAY: Russia and Red Cross aid mission to Ukraine agreed with Kiev; some powers remain dubious about implications of Russian presence; Kasparov thwarted in chess bid; one in nine Russians hope to emigrate; Night Wolves dance for Putin. A Russian convoy of up to 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid is reportedly heading for Ukraine, after […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast, August 11, 2014

TODAY: Russia looks to prevent food price hikes following import restrictions; new law bans anonymous wifi access in public; dacha activism; Garry Kasparov fights Kremlin for FIDE role.  Donetsk on verge of being recaptured by Ukraine, reports say; Putin-hosted Karabakh talks yield little; Russia-West energy cooperation stays strong. Having introduced a year long ban on half its agricultural […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 8, 2014

TODAY: Putin’s import ban anticipated to hurt Russian economy, prices to rise, restaurant market to be hit; U.S. poultry, nut, and soy bean markets to suffer; racist Moscow projection marks Obama’s birthday; United Airlines concerned over airspace ban; Nato calls for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine border. President Vladimir Putin’s ban on $9 billion worth of food […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 7, 2014

TODAY: Nato warns of Russia threat; Putin announces plans to ban Western agricultural products, Brazil and Argentina step up to replace supplies; Putin support at new high; hacker group in spotlight; American NGO worker to be deported without clarification; strip search at World Cup city stadium. Nato has warned of an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine, […]

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