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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 3, 2014

TODAY: ‘Homosexual propaganda’ law leads to new charges; anti-gay gangs on patrol; Chernyshenko backs off on gay protest warning; Navalny seeks permission to visit Sochi; Russia and E.U. in ‘deadlock’; thousands protest for Bolotnaya Square detainees. The creator of an online support group for Russia’s LGBT teens has been charged under the new ‘homosexual propaganda’ […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 20, 2014

TODAY: Putin pulls ‘my friends are gay’ card, links homosexuality and pedophilia; gay rights protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag at pre-Olympics event; anniversary of Baburova and Markelov murder; Putin speaks out about Scotland, denies corruption as Islamist group issues threat; no visa-free travel plans, says E.U.; Snowden in cahoots with FSB? President Vladimir Putin […]

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

TODAY: Double terror attack hits Volgograd, sparking fears of Olympic terror; Moscow will seek to freeze Khodorkovsky compensation; Putin’s 2013 victories; Rosneft’s Morgan Stanley buy; theatre employees threatened over Pussy Riot screening; VKontakte sued; drugs bill seeks to punish NGOs. One day after a bomb attack killed 16 people in Volgograd’s central railway station, a second […]

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

TODAY: Khordokovsky will be pardoned, Putin announces at end of news conference; MICEX jumps at the surprise news; attempt to propitiate Sochi critics? President denounces Arctic 30 and pities Pussy Riot; has no plans for a successor.  Washington will not expand Magnitksy list; Syria; helicopters.  Just as his four-hour press conference was drawing to a […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 4, 2013

TODAY: Pussy Riot prisoner disappeared? Greenpeace activists share tales of harsh conditions; Navalny backs nationalist march; diplomatic relations with the former Soviet Union, Japan; Snowden not at Vkontakte; Putin toughens anti-terror measures; potash demand to increase thanks to low prices. Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, says his wife has […]

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

TODAY: News agency shut down over profanity; Ukraine’s shale gas plan may pollute Russian water; new Foreign Ministry row with U.S.; Greenpeace denies Sechin’s allegation; Rosneft in Arctic deal with PetroVietnam; Snowden finds job; Sochi price tag draws attention; Kudrin returns to inner sanctum. A court in Moscow has shut down the 13-year-old online news […]

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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 – September 5, 2013

TODAY: Tensions run high ahead of G20 after Putin takes various swipes at U.S., denies persecution of gay community; IOC could drop pole vaulter over anti-gay comments; Moscow mayoral election this Sunday; new painting seized; Belarus potash row continues; Gazprom’s China pipeline delayed; Novatek to boost domestic position with E.ON deal. Rumours abound that organisers […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 27, 2013

TODAY: Belarus detains potash CEO; Gazprom contract money dissolves; Kremlin cuts economic forecasts, inflation remains high; RDIF makes I.T. cash injection; Kremlin to fund ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; Shuvalov says Ukraine must choose sides; Putin pledges support for Georgia’s breakaway regions; Russia warns West over Syria; lawmaker suggests ban on gay blood donors. Belarus has detained […]

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

TODAY: Krymsk officials found guilty of negligence over 2012 floods; anti-gay lawmaker’s church attacked; runners deny podium kiss was political; RusAl prepares for cuts; Navalny uncovers more evidence of Sobyanin’s assets; class action lawsuits law moving forward; Putin says leniency will boost business; Naftogaz imports down. Four municipal and district officials from Krymsk have been […]

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