RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 30, 2013

TODAY: Gas war feared with Ukraine; new theft charges filed against Navalny; gay rights activist loses job; Russia breaks ‘Zero Waste’ Olympics pledge with 100 days to go; Rosneft sells TNK-BP stake. Gazprom is demanding that Ukraine pay its overdue $882 million gas bill, prompting fears of a new gas war.  Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 1, 2013

TODAY: Putin signs anti-gay bill into law, protesters detained after clashes; ‘illegal’ Navalny election leaflets seized at rally; Lebedev likely not to be jailed; new law grants bank account access; Rosneft in cooperation with Internal Affairs; Moscow government to buy popular tabloid; Ecuador says Snowden is Russia’s responsibility. President Vladimir Putin signed into law a […]