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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 11, 2014

TODAY: Satellite images show troops on Ukraine border; Putin warns EU of gas shortage in event of cuts, says Crimea was a last-minute decision; Shuvalov says sanctions won’t influence policy; Council of Europe votes to withdraw Russia voting rights; Kiselev praises Russian freedom of speech; Ukraine activist alleges torture in Crimea; Gazprom takes over Kyrgyz […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev visits Crimea; Putin promises to withdraw some troops from Ukraine border; Lavrov slams E.U. and U.S. ‘blockade’ of Transdnestr, flaunts China ties; ‘foreign agent’ law to be amended; Dozhd gets another 50 days; BP appoints new Russia head. To the chagrin of Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea yesterday, promising more cash and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 31, 2013

TODAY: Heightened security follows Volgograd blasts; Putin lowers conservation status of nature reserves; Khodorkovsky granted Swiss visa, calls for decimation; Ukraine’s gas price is no deal; Gazprom announces new all-time EU delivery peak. In the wake of the weekend’s double terrorist attack in Volgograd that has thus far caused 33 deaths and wounded 100 people, President […]

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

TODAY: Siemens to pay up over bribes to ‘Gazprom’ heads; Navalny’s assets frozen; nationalist shooting; rights groups condemn UN Rights Council decision; Council of Europe wants overhaul of Russian justice system; Putin speaks to South Korea station about power; Rosneft signs deals with BP, Vietnam; Borodin laundering case; Tolokonnikova whereabouts revealed. A subsidiary of Germany’s […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 31, 2013

TODAY: Potash price war feared after Uralkali leaves cartel; Memorial slams sexist proposal; over 1,000 migrant workers arrested over brawl; Sobyanin may forego pre-election debate; BP earns less from Rosneft than TNK-BP; new trade war with Ukraine; Russia is injured party in Snowden saga, says Kremlin. Russia’s Uralkali has pulled out of the Belarusian Potash […]

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

TODAY: Memorial march for Markelov and Baburova; gay protesters beaten; Ephiphany holiday; Coordinating Council plans Spring march; naval exercises thought to be a reminder about Syria; anti-Magnitsky List now 60-strong; Moscow Exchange to list itself; WTO crash course; infrastructure savings; Bolshoi attack; mine explosion. Hundreds gathered in Moscow on Saturday to commemorate the fourth anniversary […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 23, 2012

TODAY: Madonna gay propaganda lawsuit thrown out; the commercialisation of Pussy Riot; authorities refuse to investigate Razvozzhayev claims; U.S. NGO reduces Russia operations; Rosneft acqusition of BP’s stake clinched; Mosow takes aim at NATO over Patriot missiles on Turkey-Syria border; weapons designer killed; new factories in Avtovor- Magna joint venture; Dvorkovich sells Russia. A Russian court […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 19, 2012

TODAY: Magnitsky Bill passes in U.S. House, Foreign Ministry promises to respond; Merkel and Putin spar, sign deals; Putin accuses Pussy Riot of anti-Semitism; Moldova blocks expanded formal Russian presence; further arrests made in corruption cases; Pozner on Razvozzhayev.  Backers of the Magnitsky Bill, which would penalise Russians suspected of human rights abuses, are anticipating […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 14, 2012

TODAY: Media watchdog may backtrack on blocked websites; Russian Railways fined for manipulating market; Medvedev denies Putin’s ill health, says he backs current development; Daghestani lawyer wins rights prize; BP and AAR end litigations; Gazprom loses out on supply deal; physicist spy sentence cut. The Mass Media Inspection Service acknowledged that its mechanism for blocking […]

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FT on Rosneft

Neil Buckley in the FT has written some sharp analysis this week on the recent $55 billion deal that saw both of the interests previously controlling TNK-BP falling under the control of Rosneft and its overlord, the Kremlin.  The move is dubious on a number of counts, says Buckley.  Igor Sechin’s lack of direct industry […]

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