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

TODAY: Ekho Moskvy faces inspection; rights lawyer seeks U.S. asylum; trouble in store for Memorial; sub continues to spook Sweden. Cash gap remains sticking point in Ukraine-Russia gas negotiations; Moscow imposes Ukrainian fruit and vegetable import ban; Kremlin mourns loss of Total CEO.  Kremlin-critical radio station Ekho Moskvy is facing an unscheduled 20-day inspection by […]

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

TODAY: Total CEO perishes in Moscow air crash; Polish parliamentary speaker says Putin suggested split of Ukraine in 2008; Lavrov sees little positive in current U.S-Russia relations. Soldiers’ Mothers Committee activist released after two days in prison; Yelena Panfilova elected to Transparency International; Russia’s market woes. The chief executive of French oil giant Total, Christophe de […]

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

TODAY: Putin and Poroshenko agree on winter gas price; Ukraine has money to pay debt but not to pay upfront, Putin tells Europe to help out; Duma members want to act against ‘negative’ news; St. Petersburg lawmakers wants Finnish stamps banned; Lavrov says Russia will not accept sanctions conditions; state television slams German Gref and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 17, 2014

TODAY: Putin allies wait to pounce on Vedomosti; Duma deputy accuses colleagues of lying about assets; Putin threatens European gas cut-off; Moscow to expand military presence and boost defence budget; Rosneft launches legal challenges against E.U. sanctions; Navalny interview with Ekho Moskvy. Following the signing of a bill that will limit foreign ownership of Russian […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 16, 2014

TODAY: Putin says sanctions make peace with Ukraine less likely; Russians support direction of economy; half of Russians see a Putin personality cult; Central Bank considering ‘stress scenario’ of lower oil prices for longer; less bureaucrats, more wages; foreign mass media ownership bill signed into law; Yankauskas house arrest extended. President Vladimir Putin said that […]

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

TODAY: Ruble and oil price falling; Europe to be hit by anti-Russia sanctions; Gazprom losing European customers; crude deliveries to China hit new record; Chinese media lashes out at Western criticism of friendship with Russia; Moldova bans Russian television stations; Putin says rights groups turn a blind eye to Ukraine hardships, Kremlin official alleges uncovering […]

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

TODAY: Russia and China sign 40 agreements, secure mutual favours; Kremlin to create state oil-drilling giant; Rosneft hires London firm to fight sanctions in European courts; Siluanov calculates worst-case scenario; Fedotov speaks up for Memorial; Australian PM’s comment creates tensions; Ukraine and Russia not seeing eye-to-eye on energy payments. Russia and China signed 40 agreements […]

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

TODAY: Putin orders Russian forces to leave Ukrainian border, Poroshenko optimistic about a cease-fire; Finland says navy interfered with a state vessel; China visit to deepen a much-needed friendship; Memorial rights group under threat; Bolotnaya activist jailed; inflation boosts budget food retailers; Russian Grand Prix. President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to withdraw from the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 10, 2014

TODAY: New all-time low for ruble, reserves down; sanctions will stay until Russia leaves Ukraine, says U.S.; ECHR Yukos decision to be appealed; Navalny says Khodorkovsky is an ally; activist released; Foreign Ministry not pleased with NATO comments; Moscow to support election process in eastern Ukraine; Putin says Russia will act as global sporting events […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 9, 2014

TODAY: Sanctions compensation bill passes first reading; ‘foreign agent’ law fines may be softened; Russia’s business landscape looks feudal, says Putin associate; budget boosts RT funding by 41%; art market at a high, ruble still not recovering; Gazprom signs deal with Argentina; Rosneft will struggle at Arctic wells without Western assistance; 331 killed in Ukraine […]

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