Tag Archives: Brazil

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 16, 2014

TODAY: Putin wants to use BRICS to defend against Western sanctions; BRICS announce HQ of bank and plot a currency reserve; Russia and Ukraine still trading accusations over fighting; former Interior Ministry officials admit to abusing power; activist faces 5 years for tugging policeman’s sleeve; obscenity law to trash independent film. 22 dead in Moscow […]

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

TODAY: Russia threatens Ukraine in wake of more fighting; Merkel and Putin meet in Brazil; Italy blocking sanctions? Putin ends Latin American tour celebrating various new deals; activist Novodvorskaya dies. The Foreign Ministry responded to an incidence of shelling across the border from Ukraine into Russia – which led to the death of one Russian […]

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

TODAY: Putin heads to Latin America, cancels Cuba debt, says Brazil a key global player; new rules for state company bank accounts; France and Germany call for Ukraine cease-fire; summer camps to deter children from activism; Marvel comics to be investigated. Speaking on the eve of a trip to Latin America, President Vladimir Putin called […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 18, 2013

TODAY: Nobel laureates appeal over Greenpeace activists; hopes for visa-free EU travel; diplomatic power play; Canada makes infrastructure promise; tycoons buy Tele2; Biryulyovo vs. Bolotnaya; new limousines; Snowden says Russia doesn’t have secret documents. Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Tawakkol Karman have written to Vladimir Putin to demand that charges […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 17, 2013

TODAY: Navalny walks free, but barred from political life; U.S. slams Dutch diplomat attack, Merkel unhappy with Greenpeace arrests; Brazil’s $1 billion in arms; rights council proposes amnesty; Pussy Riot calls for Sochi boycott; Biryulyovo riots. An appellate judge in Kirov yesterday suspended the five-year sentence that was due to be handed down to opposition […]

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

TODAY: Details of Shatto’s death contradict Russian official’s comments, boy’s biological mother calls for return of her other son; St. Petersburg bans public gatherings; Russia ready to broker talks to save Syria; Amnesty looks at free speech since Pussy Riot; Brazil bilateral trade could reach $10 billion; Russia to push for Olympic wrestling to stay. […]

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

TODAY: Russia opens investigation into orphan’s death in U.S.; Schneerson documents will not be returned; Sobyanin to succeed Putin? Navalny exposé leads to Pekhtin resignation; Medvedev visits Brazil; $50 billion left Russia illegally last year; Razvozzhayev in solitary confinement; Potanin’s philanthropy. Russian officials are using the case of Russian Max Shatto, who died under the […]

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

TODAY: Putin promises Olympic site will be ready on time, slams officials over delays and costs; court backs Madonna over homosexual propaganda case; rights ombudsman says same-sex marriage laws in Europe will complicate Russian adoptions; VTB loses U.K. court bid; NGOs complain in E.U.; Kasparov slams Goldman Sachs image deal; Udaltsov fistfight at Dolmatov memorial; […]

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The New Cartelisation

Remember a few years ago when Russia was having fun talking about a natural-gas OPEC?  It was largely derided at the time considering wildly different nature of the trade of this commodity (not the same spot market as oil), and then wholly forgotten when the shale boom crashed prices. But it would be a mistake […]

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Anti-Corruption Goes Reality TV in Brazil

Brazil may have a heap of problems, but creativity has never been one of them.  How to make the anti-corruption fight something more than just words?  Make entertainment out of it.  From John Leahy in the Financial Times: Normally, live coverage of events in Brazil is reserved for football matches. But in recent weeks, the […]

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