Tag Archives: Alexei Kudrin

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

TODAY: Kudrin warns on financing Ukraine; loan to Hungary will fund nuclear plants; critics attack Aksana Panova ban; U.S. journalist’s Russia ban is payback, sources say; Politkovskaya trial resumes with new jury; Pussy Riot visit their former jail; Sobyanin congratulated for fairness in last election; Zhirinovsky’s relationship advice. Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has expressed […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 13, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s state of the nation address emphasises Russia as bastion of conservative values; criticizes the West; realistic on economic woes. Three bank licenses revoked; Prokhorov snaps up copper mine; EU calls for Magnitsky sanctions. In a ceremony ‘full of pomp and circumstance‘, punctuated 34 times by applause, Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the […]

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Kudrin’s Civil Forum

It sounds as though speakers had their work cut out for them at the recent All-Russian Civil Forum, hosted by former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin in Moscow, where discussion groups aimed to develop an ‘Agenda for Russia’.  Vladimir Ryzkhov has a piece about the gathering in The Moscow Times, where he notes a cooling of […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s Ukraine success challenged by hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kiev; Sochi stadium incomplete, residents talk of environmental damage; IOC President meets gay rights activists; Kudrin says 15 years to build competitive economy. News sources are talking about Vladimir Putin’s success in winning Ukraine back into his dream of a ‘Eurasian Union’, but for […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 1, 2013

TODAY: News agency shut down over profanity; Ukraine’s shale gas plan may pollute Russian water; new Foreign Ministry row with U.S.; Greenpeace denies Sechin’s allegation; Rosneft in Arctic deal with PetroVietnam; Snowden finds job; Sochi price tag draws attention; Kudrin returns to inner sanctum. A court in Moscow has shut down the 13-year-old online news […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 26, 2013

TODAY: European Court says Khodorkovsky trial not political, but sees violations; Navalny sentencing to be evaluated by rights council; September elections to be freer than usual; gay community urges vodka boycott; Kremlin approves financial stimulus package; Yandex celebrates stock high, co-founder is in coma; officials stand up to U.S. Snowden threats. The European Court of Human Rights […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 19, 2013

TODAY: Navalny released from custody in surprise move; thousands of protestors gather in Moscow in support of leader; criticisms of verdict pour in; what future for the opposition movement? Markets react nervously; Obama keeps Russia guessing on travel plans; WTO dispute deepens.    Up to 6,000 people have gathered in Moscow in unauthorised protests against […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 21, 2013

TODAY: Levada Centre may close over demands to label as a ‘foreign agent’; Kremlin accuses E.U. of ideology-based criticism; Skolkovo investigations politically motivated? Economic growth bleak, Kudrin says United Russia to blame; Razvozzhayev ‘kidnap’ will not be investigated; Syria, oligarch ‘tax’, Eurovision. Independent pollster the Levada Centre, which conducts public surveys, has warned that it […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 14, 2013

TODAY: St. Petersburg gay rights activists plan to rally; three men questioned over ‘homophobic’ murder; case opened against Golos; nationalists detained over high-profile murders; Storchak says trust must be restored; Medvedev organises audits for state-funded projects; Netanyahu to visit Russia. Gay rights activists in St. Petersburg have announced that the city will take part in […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 8, 2013

TODAY: NGO crackdown protesters welcome Putin to Germany, Merkel calls on Russia to give NGOs a chance; protesters rally against May 6 arrests; Kudrin report says authorities hamper development; Magnitsky lawyer asks to be removed from ‘illegal’ case; Russia wants Shatto’s brother returned. President Vladimir Putin was greeted by ‘several hundred protesters’ on his arrival […]

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