Tag Archives: Dmitry Medvedev

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 15, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin cancels live feed of Putin’s ‘peace-minded’ Crimea speech; disputed convoys heading for eastern Ukraine as violence intensifies in Donetsk; Rosneft seeks loan, struggles with sanctions; Ukraine restricts Russian airlines; import ban to be made official in October. The Kremlin unexpectedly canceled the live feed of President Vladimir Putin’s much-hyped speech in Crimea yesterday; […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 12, 2014

TODAY: Russia and Red Cross aid mission to Ukraine agreed with Kiev; some powers remain dubious about implications of Russian presence; Kasparov thwarted in chess bid; one in nine Russians hope to emigrate; Night Wolves dance for Putin. A Russian convoy of up to 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid is reportedly heading for Ukraine, after […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 15, 2014

TODAY: BRICS bank is coup, or too late? Putin praises alliance, plans to discuss US sanctions at BRICS summit; Putin’s crackdown will hurt economy, says entrepreneur; Navalny allies lose Moscow City Duma places; Yukos allies expect payouts; Russia re-amassing troops on Ukraine border, says Kiev, NATO. The $100 billion BRICS development bank and reserve currency […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 19, 2014

TODAY: Moscow wants international investigation into journalists’ deaths; Cuba agrees to host Glonass; political prisoners list doubles in six months; LGBT documentary directors summonsed; Bershidsky emigrates; Russia attempts to win back Visa and MasterCard. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is ordering a unilateral ceasefire by government forces, but pro-Russian separatists are apparently not interested.  International organisations […]

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

TODAY: Poroshenko vows to fight for energy independence, Kremlin welcomes chance to meet, calls for end to Kiev’s ‘punishment’ of its own citizens; secret Russian spending to double, says IMF; Navalny ratings fall; Duma deputy jailed for attempting to sell a seat. Newly-elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made assertive comments regarding Russia’s energy relationship with […]

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

TODAY: Poroshenko wins Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels smash ballot boxes, Putin promises to support new leadership, says no one wants new Cold War; Ukraine accuses Russia of military exercises on border; Putin SPIEF speech touches on sanctions, Snowden; BP and Rosneft sign shale exploration deal. Petro Poroshenko, the billionaire confectioner often dubbed the ‘Chocolate King’, […]

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

TODAY: Putin to speak about cooperation at SPEF, appoints sanctioned official to head Russia-China Business Council; 16 killed by pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine clashes; Medvedev on Ukraine; Russia moving in on E.U. refineries; Sberbank and Bank of China to collaborate on national currency transactions; Putin responds to Prince of Wales; Schneerson row continues. President Vladimir […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 21, 2014

TODAY: Politkovskaya killers convicted; no announcement on China gas deal; Medvedev warns against new Cold War, defends economy; global payment companies to stay in Russia; Prince compares Putin to Hitler; Moscow denies ninth consecutive Gay Pride parade. Five men have been convicted of the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya – four of them for […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 19, 2014

TODAY: Putin says Crimean Tatars must accept Russian rule; Kremlin criticises OCSE Ukraine report; Medvedev denies threat of Twitter ban; China gas deal near completion; Filin interview. Despite the fact that all public gatherings were suspended in Crimea after Russia’s takeover, Tatars in the region – who have faced persecution in recent weeks for not backing the […]

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

TODAY: Putin gives Ukraine a deadline for gas prepayment; Kiev comes back with a reduced price; Europe and U.S. poised to sharpen sanctions as Western oil companies suffer; Rogozin threatens to deactivate GPS infrastructure; interview with former U.S. ambassador McFaul; gay rights protest to go ahead despite warnings; Putin’s popularity still on the up; Snowden […]

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