RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 9, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine death toll at 3,000; Medvedev promises to retaliate against sanctions by barring airspace, bankrupting airlines; Dalai Lama says Putin is all about himself; Russia building new Arctic military bases; Rosneft could get its requested billions; new U.S. Ambassador appointed; pipeline threatens heritage site; Yandex password hack, Golos, Lake Baikal. According to U.N. estimates, […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine refuses Russia’s concession on gas contract, Putin says talks at a ‘dead end’; Freedom House blames Russia for democracy decline; Visa and MasterCard offered get-out clause; Navalny’s aides charged with fraud; Pamfilova encourages work with Western rights activists; eastern Ukraine death count at 270. Following a fresh round of inconclusive negotiations, President Vladimir […]

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

TODAY: Putin approves Crimea annexation, makes emotional speech to standing ovations; U.S., Japan, France, U.K. respond; Lavrov calls sanctions ‘unacceptable’, Surkov mocks them; Pamfilova given human rights post; Central Bank scrambles to prop up ruble; Usmanov takes controlling VKontakte stake. President Vladimir Putin approved a draft bill to allow the annexation of Crimea yesterday and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev signs ban on gay marriage adoptions; Putin backs Egyptian military chief for president; Lavrov to meet with German counterpart; Pamfilova new rights ombudsman; IOC wants clarification on activist sentence; Plushchenko retires from figure skating; golden parachutes limitation does not go far enough; Lenta prices IPO. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov says Kiev situation ‘scary’; Internet violates independence, says official; foreign agents media bill to wait; Human Rights Watch blasts Russia rights in new report; Sakhalin construction delayed for whales; Obama and Putin discuss Sochi security; Navalny party registration denied; Snowden denies spying, U.S. accuses Russia of spying. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov finds the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 13, 2012

TODAY: Putin expands rights council; two popular websites shut down under new Internet rules; Razvozzhayev confession mentions Georgia; Ivanov says he knew about space embezzlement; Rosneft head released on bail. President Vladimir Putin’s human rights council lost 12 pre-existing members and gained 39 new ones in its latest shuffle.  The council’s former head, Ella Pamfilova, […]