RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 28, 2013

TODAY: Preliminary hearing in Magnitsky trial delayed; contrary to Medvedev’s statements, business elites unhappy about Magnitsky fallout; Prime Minister defends adoption law; Naftogaz gets $7 billion bill; U.S. withdraws from joint commission; U.S. families appeal to European Court over adoption law; organised crime crackdown. The preliminary hearing in the posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, which […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 31, 2012

TODAY: Putin signs adoptions bill, Russians support it; Magnitsky suspect acquitted; passenger jet crash kills five; Syria conflict; Serdyukov remains silent; police to secure New Year’s festivities. As predicted, Vladimir Putin gave his signed approval to a bill banning U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children.  The Church quickly voiced its support for the bill, earning […]