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

TODAY: Pro-Russia protesters storm Ukraine government buildings, Kiev blames Putin; Nato urges members to boost armed forces, Georgia and Azerbaijan worried; Merkel says E.U. ready with sanctions; Yatsenyuk rejects new Gazprom prices; Bush paints Putin. Ukraine’s acting president, Olexander Turchynov, called an emergency meeting after pro-Russian rallies in the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Lugansk ended […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 24, 2014

TODAY: Kiev, Nato and U.S. say Russia preparing to invade Ukraine; Kiev returns to E.U. deal; OSCE to send monitors to Ukraine; Belarus says annexation of Crimea a bad precedent; sanctions hit Russian economy, Kremlin retaliates; two killed at new Sochi resort. Russia says it is in compliance with international troop limits on the border […]

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

TODAY: Duma votes to annex Crimea; U.S. and E.U. both extend their original sanctions; Lavrov says Ukraine must become a federal state; Shoigu promises no further moves into Ukraine; Moscow looking towards Asia; Prosecutor General wants Navalny page banned. Russia’s State Duma voted overwhelmingly in favour of a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, and […]

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

TODAY: Merkel warns Putin on Crimea; 10,000 troops now at Ukrainian border; Crimean government wants Gazprom to take care of oil and gas production; Putin sidesteps blame; Alfa Bank pressuring Mechel; Navalny’s blog among four websites blocked; Pussy Riot announced prisoner rights center. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of massive damage to Russia’s politics and […]

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

TODAY: West continues to pressure Russia over Ukraine; Putin defends actions in Crimea; Khodorkovsky addresses Kiev crowds, says Kremlin is lying; pro-Russia protesters disrupt peaceful Ukrainian rally; TNK-BP oligarchs close to new deal; Serdyukov corruption case dropped; Gazprom threatens Ukraine over price and supply. Western governments are pressuring Russia to find a peaceful solution to […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 3, 2014

TODAY: Russia seizes Crimea in move decried by international community; deployment of military forces approved by Russian parliament; G8 Sochi summit imperiled by Moscow’s moves; protestors against war detained in Moscow. Steel prices to remain flat; Armenia readies itself for customs union. At the request of President Putin, Russia’s upper house of parliament unanimously approved a […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 24, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin slams Kiev opposition for failing agreement, Yanukovych for fleeing; Lavrov furious; world powers call on Russia not to use force as Russians protest in Crimea; Human Rights Watch calls for Khabarov’s release; Kozak says Pussy Riot were provoking conflict in Sochi; Olympics ends. The Kremlin is warning that ‘illegal extremist groups’ are taking […]

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

TODAY: Khordokovsky reunited with family in Berlin; talks to press; states he will not sponsor opposition but rather fight for rights of political prisoners. Pussy Riot member walks free; describes her own release as cynical move; environmental activist receives jail sentence; Arctic oil. Mikhail Khordokovsky has spent his first weekend of freedom in Berlin, after being […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2013

TODAY: No holidays for Sochi organisers; MegaFon’s Olympic monopoly; at Vilnius summit, EU rejects Ukraine’s call for trilateral talks with Russia; Serdyukov charged with negligence; final Greenpeace detainee released; Gazprombank loan for Venezuela; television and tolerance. There will be no holidays for the organisers of this winter’s Sochi Olympics, said President Vladimir Putin, indicating that […]

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

TODAY: Kiev and Moscow to discuss gas contract as Ukrainians protest return to Russian influence; Serbian South Stream section underway; state giant price freezes; disappearing state funds; Greenpeace, Bolotnaya Square, Sochi. ‘Tens of thousands’ of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kiev yesterday to protest the government’s decision to re-open dialogue with Russia and abandon […]

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