Tag Archives: Bolotnaya Square

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

TODAY: Crimea’s regional parliament seized amid clashes between pro-Russians and Tatars; Russian troops flex muscles; Yanukovych spotted near Moscow?  Navalny investigators seek house arrest; police officer accused of attacking Bolotnaya detainee; Putin’s popularity high; Michael McFaul says goodbye to Russia.  In a rapidly evolving situation, it has been reported that the regional government building and parliament in […]

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

TODAY: Navalny jailed after taking part in protest; U.S. calls for reversal of Bolotnaya decision; weakening ruble could boost treasury; Putin said to have influenced Yanukovych’s fleeing; top officials meet to discuss Ukraine, but reveal no official position; rumours of Kremlin-backed separatism; hundreds of violations at Amur space centre; hefty Indonesian investments planned for 2014. Three […]

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

TODAY: Grounds for NGO inspection expanded; Bolotnaya Square protesters sentenced, hundreds detained for protesting; Kremlin slams U.S. and I.M.F.; Medvedev questions legitimacy of Kiev’s interim government; Transneft settles Azerbaijan transit row. President Vladimir Putin said the Sochi Olympics succeeded in their goal of presenting a new image of Russia to the world, and then proceeded to […]

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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 – Feb 18, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov downplays Syria claims; I.O.C. impressed with Putin’s attendance; Vitishko protester arrested; ethnic Sochi leader detained; Bolotnaya Square protesters granted amnesty; Medvedev planning privatisations; lingerie ban; Rusal output to be lowest in eight years; Ukraine receives latest cash injection; Iran may swap oil for nuclear power. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the world’s impression of […]

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

TODAY: ‘Homosexual propaganda’ law leads to new charges; anti-gay gangs on patrol; Chernyshenko backs off on gay protest warning; Navalny seeks permission to visit Sochi; Russia and E.U. in ‘deadlock’; thousands protest for Bolotnaya Square detainees. The creator of an online support group for Russia’s LGBT teens has been charged under the new ‘homosexual propaganda’ […]

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

TODAY: Sochi cubicle photos cause Internet storm; Medvedev speaks about gay rights, defends Games’ price tag; economist warns on ruble; Musayev to have a hundred defenders; rights groups highlight Vitishko case; extremism charge now carries longer sentence. The photo of a men’s cubicle at Sochi built with two toilets is drawing widespread fascination and ridicule: ‘This […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 17, 2014

TODAY: U.S. lawmakers to expand Magnitsky Act worldwide; Kremlin’s rights council wants activists to be limited; Putin promises no ideology, no discrimination; Kozak denies misuse of Sochi funds; no prison for mayor who murdered journalist; Bolotnaya Square prisoner released; Microsoft will grant access to Skype data. In what they are calling ‘a major human rights […]

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

TODAY: Putin celebrates Orthodox Christmas; security deployed in Sochi, victims of bombs still hospitalised; Khodorkovsky vows to campaign for political prisoners; Church has ‘gay system’; Usmanov is Russia’s richest; Syria to offer Russian for schoolchildren. Orthodox Russians are celebrating Christmas today; President Vladimir Putin attended a service at Sochi’s new church.  Over 30,000 police officers […]

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

TODAY: Khordokovsky will be pardoned, Putin announces at end of news conference; MICEX jumps at the surprise news; attempt to propitiate Sochi critics? President denounces Arctic 30 and pities Pussy Riot; has no plans for a successor.  Washington will not expand Magnitksy list; Syria; helicopters.  Just as his four-hour press conference was drawing to a […]

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