Tag Archives: Arctic

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 23, 2014

TODAY: Navalny under pressure after new slander ruling; crackdown on social media; ousted Vkontactke founder persona non grata in Russia; Zhirinovsky faces possible criminal charges. Kiev re-launches ‘antiterrorism’ offensive after politician found dead in eastern Ukraine; scrabble for Arctic, scrabble for Caspian; Lenin’s birthday gift. Moscow’s Babushkinsky District Court has found opposition leader Alexei Navalny […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine death count in the dozens, Obama blames Putin, Kremlin pressures Yanukovych with warnings, withheld funds; Russia to establish military command in the Arctic, faces economic stagnation and high economic crime; jail expected for Bolotnaya Square protesters; Pussy Riot use cossacks footage in new video; first gold medal. After the death count in Ukraine […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 9, 2013

TODAY: Putin and Yanukovych move towards closer relations at meeting as protests continue in Kiev; battle for the Arctic; German President announces Sochi boycott; Elton John dedicates Moscow concert to homophobic murder victim; new charges for Khodorkovsky? Russia funds lose; 2013 to be an oil record. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russia […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2013

TODAY: Economy Ministry sees two more years of stagnation; Ukraine economic crisis hits Russian banks; Putin pushes Arctic question; support for President at 12-year-low; courts denounce move to merge them; Nemtsov detained at pro-Ukraine demo; ballet star gets six years. The Economy Ministry admitted that Russia’s economy will continue to stagnate over the next two […]

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

TODAY: Protesters greet Putin on his Armenia customs union trip; Putin slams Kiev ‘pogrom’; Navalny testifies at Bolotnaya Square trial; RDIF seeking regional opportunities; Central Bank intervenes in Samara; Arctic to become navy priority; Uralchem buys Uralkali stake. President Vladimir Putin was welcomed to Armenia yesterday by hundreds of protesters, who demonstrated against their country’s […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 24, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace charges softened; migration official proposes harsher penalties for employers of migrants; Putin to meet with Belarusian and Ukrainian counterparts; health official made Medvedev aide; Pichugin sentence ruled lawful; Rusal opposes warehouse bottleneck proposal; nuclear Arctic. Russia announced it will drop piracy charges against the Greenpeace activists currently being detained in Murmansk, but that […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 7, 2013

TODAY: Olympic flame lands in Moscow; investigation reveals vast surveillance operations planned for Sochi games; Amnesty protest barred. Netherlands launches proceedings over detention of 30 Greenpeace activists; protests in support of the detainees abound.  Putin absent from United Russia conference; trade spat with Lithuania. As the Olympic flame reached Moscow in an ‘elaborate’ ceremony, an […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 12, 2013

TODAY: Reactions to ‘shameful’ Magnitsky verdict pour in; Washington condemns the charge against dead lawyer; corruption in armed forces mounting, says new poll. Churkin decries Western reaction to Syria; Russia likely to throw spanner in Arctic conservation works. Gay tourists to face fines under propaganda laws; Orthodox activists find new way to neutralise Pussy Riot; […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 15, 2013

TODAY: Meteorite shower in Urals injures hundreds; Georgian lawmaker convicted over opposition unrest; CPJ sees decline in Russia; ractopamine issues rile Europe. G20 finance ministers head to Moscow; Russia fails to wow global investors; Rushydro chief under pressure from Putin over dubious deals; Qatar interested in VTB. Rosneft looks for Venezuelan and Arctic deals; Putin’s […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 30, 2012

TODAY: Putin approves Gazprom’s plans to tap Asian market; internal disputes threaten A Just Russia; NYC exhibition on plight of Russia’s gay community; Lavrov discusses human rights with Lukashenko; Dagestan lawyer’s courage praised with award; Putin’s Obama vote. In a ceremony led by Vladimir Putin, Gazprom officially launched production at the Bovanenkovo field on the […]

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