Author Archives: Citizen M

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 2, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov denies military intervention as Ukraine accuses Russia of launching a great war; Putin says he could take Kiev in two weeks; ruble hits record low, tourism suffers; Russia turns to China in face of soured relations with West; McDonald’s charity in Russia may come under fire; Kremlin witch hunts. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 1, 2014

TODAY: Putin calls for talks about eastern Ukraine’s ‘statehood’, and political organisation; U.S. calls for arming of Ukraine; E.U. to expand sanctions further; NATO announces new base locations;  Yabloko lawmanker beaten unconscious in Pskov; Ketchum still holds Russia account; Rosneft Arctic investment plans; Beslan ten years on. In a new interview broadcast on Russian state […]

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

TODAY: Kiev, NATO say Russian troops have begun direct invasion; soldiers in eastern Ukraine are on ‘patriotic holidays’, says state television; Obama considers response, rules out military action; world leaders to hold emergency meetings; FBI investigation shows Russian hackers behind JPMorgan attack; Putin’s approval rating drops slightly; Rosneft privatisation plans unchanged. NATO says Russia now […]

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

TODAY: Russia accused of launching new military offensive in Ukraine just days after optimistic meeting; troops may have been paid to join military operations in Donetsk, says Kremlin rights council; more McDonald’s restaurants closed in Moscow; Moldova celebrates new gas pipeline to independence; journalist Krutov beaten – again. Ukraine accused Russia of launching a new […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 27, 2014

TODAY: Russian and Ukrainian Presidential talks see little progress, Putin threatens economic retaliation for EU alliance; NATO to beef up resources to defend against Russian aggression; imminent Russian recession spells bad news for global recovery; Sechin wins court ruling in defamation case; Russia releases Japanese whaling ship. Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 26, 2014

TODAY: Ahead of talks, Ukraine accuses Russia of opening new war front; Russian soldiers detained on Ukrainian soil; journalist covering Ukraine protests attacked. Navalny’s wife questioned; Moscow grants asylum to wanted Lithuanian banker; patriotism at the cinema. Ukrainian security services have accused Russia of opening a new front after an armored column including 10 tanks entered the country’s […]

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

TODAY: NATO and Moscow at loggerheads over Ukraine; Lavrov proposes second aid convoy; Merkel doubtful as to possibility of resolution. Deputy Prime Minister reassures fast-food lovers; Mosow denies unauthorized entry into Finnish airspace; daredevils behind Ukraine flag tower stunt gain online support.  Russia has angrily rebuffed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s scathing remarks about the ‘so-called […]

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

TODAY: House arrest for Ukrainian star painters; transmission tower in Ukrainian makeover; Foreign Ministry vows it will send aid trucks in; Putin plans to expand influence of Russian media abroad. Avoiding Western food harder than it looks; prices rise; Russia seizes Japanese whaling ship.  A Russian court has ordered that the four Muscovites who hung the Ukrainian […]

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

TODAY: EU criticises Bolotnaya Square sentences; Ukrainian star at top of Moscow tower, work of ‘hooligans’; McDonald’s closures; agricultural sector will require billions amid import ban. VTB feels pain of Ukraine crisis; Ferguson continues to provide Foreign Ministry with ammunition.  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has expressed disapproval at the ‘disproportionate‘ sentences meted out to Bolotnaya […]

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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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