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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 28, 2014

TODAY: Two Crimean airports ‘occupied’ by Russian troops, says Ukraine interior ministry; Moscow denies but hints at conciliation; moves in Duma to facilitate territories joining Russia; Yanukovych protected by Moscow?  Future of Ria-Novosti staff uncertain; Investigative Committee knuckle down on Gleb Fetisov; profits plunge at Severstal. Armed men, believed to be Russian officers, have seized control […]

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Navalny Gives Credit Where It’s Due

Opposition figurehead and long-term corruption whistleblower, Alexei Navalny, has unveiled a masterful piece of Olympics research one week ahead of the commencement of the Games. Navalny’s dynamic, colourful, English-language, interactive website offers an ‘Encyclopedia of Spending’ that reveals the more egregious anomalies in what is now an infamous and record-breaking Olympics budget of $45.8 billion […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 28, 2014

TODAY: Navalny publishes Sochi corruption website; Medvedev’s winter dacha exposed, IOC recommends athletes not to protest on podium; Nabiullina denies existence of bank black list; U.K. and Russia sign weapons deal; Ukraine borrows more from Russia; Rosneft appeals Yukos decision; Politkovskaya trial adjourned again. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has published online his investigation into inflated […]

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

TODAY: Yanukovych heads to Moscow; $15 billion loan deal at stake; Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad cause international concern; Russia criticises Syria policy at Security Council. St Petersburg governor on his way out?  Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is due to touch down in Moscow today for a meeting with Vladimir Putin, at which a ‘raft of substantial […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2013

TODAY: Anti-corruption head accused of plagiarism; sources respond to news of RIA Novosti’s imminent demise; hasty budget forecasts risk reserves, says IMF; Medvedev continues South Stream row; Yanukovych won’t budge on Russia; Sochi to have protest zones. Oleg Plokhoi, the head of the Kremlin’s brand new anti-corruption group, stands accused of plagiarism and of cheating […]

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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 5, 2013

TODAY: Putin backs amnesty for prisoners; Medvedev calls for order in Ukraine and Lavrov warns against interference; Kerry promises support for Moldovan winemakers; Supreme Court rejects Navalny election appeal; Serdyukov to be charged; Yota’s smartphone attracts attention; Duma fistfights, HRW. The Kremlin’s human rights adviser Mikhail Fedotov apparently speculated that an amnesty for prisoners, publicly backed […]

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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 – 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 – Oct 31, 2013

TODAY: Putin named most powerful person, leaves enemies out of history books; 200 Kremlin officials fired over income declarations at anti-corruption meeting; Sochi waste threatening water contamination and coastal erosion; LNG exports open up; Rosneft wants Kremlin’s port stake; Omsk against Halloween. The world’s most powerful person (according to Forbes magazine at least), President Vladimir Putin, […]

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