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

TODAY: Kiev says Russia has withdrawn troops; new E.U. and U.S. sanctions announced; ruble hits historic low; Ukraine now lacking 5bn cubic meters of gas, Poland and Slovakia report import deficits from Gazprom; Russia working to fix China pipeline plans; local elections, Crimean rights, Tolstoy. Kiev says that Russia has withdrawn most of its forces […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 4, 2014

TODAY: Russia suspends cooperation with PACE; G7 meets without Russia; Lloyds withdraws from Rosneft deal; EU calls on Bulgaria to suspend South Stream work; Finance Ministry seeks access to pension funds; Yandex lists on MICEX; Amnesty report slams ‘draconian’ laws. Russia has temporarily suspended cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), defiantly claiming […]

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

TODAY: Putin’s annual Q&A underway; says Ukraine deal ‘brotherly'; mayoral elections to stay. HRW complains over Sochi intimidation. Amnesty for Pussy Riot seen as PR move; Bolotnaya protestors will remain behind bars; Ground Forces commander fired; missile dispute. More than 1,300 journalists have been accredited for President Putin’s ninth annual marathon news conference, where he […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 28, 2013

TODAY: Navalny exposes officials’ luxury dachas; commercial court abolished as planned; Putin’s high hopes for bilateral trade with Italy; economy slowing; former Prosecutor General employee alleges interference in Magnitsky case; Ukraine candymaker exports to resume; Russia vs. Europe; Amnesty calls to repeal ‘foreign agents’ law. Cottages in a luxury dacha complex are supposedly owned by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 20, 2013

TODAY: Bail offered to six more Greenpeace activists; Bolotnaya Square case to be heard in ECHR; Gaga’s ‘gay promotion'; legal reform causes outrage. Billionaires discontented; suspicious dealings see bank license revoked. Lebedev launches investigations; documentary films.  Russian courts have now granted bail to six more Greenpeace activists incarcerated following a protest over Arctic drilling, meaning nine […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]

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

TODAY: Putin says Snowden must stop releasing U.S. secrets; Navalny launches mayoral campaign with speech; Justice Ministry says NGO checks are necessary; rights groups respond to new anti-homosexuality laws; Putin urges gas producers to team up against shale challenge; rocket crash. President Vladimir Putin said again that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden must find a country […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty highlights Russia’s rights failures; Pussy Riot member on hunger strike; witness called by Navalny prosecutors backs his innocence; Rosbank CEO dismissed, assets seized; Council of Europe to expand in Russia; Putin centralising control. Amnesty International’s country-by-country annual human rights report for this year remarks that Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency has curbed freedom […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 25, 2013

TODAY: Navalny calls trial ‘political revenge’; golden parachutes not restricted in state monopolies; rights groups issue scathing reports; Putin to hold Q&A today; corruption revealed in connection with Angolan debt; U.S. officials travel to Dagestan over Boston bombing. Alexei Navalny, the anticorruption blogger who once branded United Russia as ‘the party of crooks and thieves’, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 5, 2013

TODAY: Navalny eyes presidency; Knopfler cancels Russia concerts over NGO raids, Kremlin threatens to fine organisations; Poland says no to Gazprom pipeline; Tele2 deal analysis; Russian Railways privatisation approved; energy tie-ups; Pozner interview. Opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny says he will run for president in 2018, and wants ‘to change the life of the country’ by […]