Tag Archives: Europe

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 30, 2014

TODAY: U.S. and E.U. broaden sanctions hitting banks and energy companies; Obama denies new Cold War; Moscow vows retaliation; Russia may abandon ‘unfair’ U.S. nuclear treaty; Yukos former VP satisfied with ruling; Russians blame West over Ukraine; new giant holes discovered. New sanctions announced yesterday will see Europe clamping down on Russia’s state-owned banks and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 18, 2014

TODAY: Poroshenko and Putin hold talks on ceasefire, deaths of journalists; Ukraine blames gas pipe explosion on Russia; EU to seek gas row resolution this summer, disruptions expected; writers accuse Kremlin of destroying meaning; Serbia to begin South Stream construction; Gazprom Singapore listing. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President Vladimir Putin held talks about a […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 4, 2014

TODAY: Russia suspends cooperation with PACE; G7 meets without Russia; Lloyds withdraws from Rosneft deal; EU calls on Bulgaria to suspend South Stream work; Finance Ministry seeks access to pension funds; Yandex lists on MICEX; Amnesty report slams ‘draconian’ laws. Russia has temporarily suspended cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), defiantly claiming […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine’s acting president says it’s war; deaths on both sides as Kiev meets pro-Russian separatists with force; Russia calls emergency UN meeting, quarrels ensue; Naftogaz suspends gas payments; thousands protest in favour of media freedom in Moscow; Khodorkovsky prison book published; Russia spent more than US on military last year. The acting President of […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 4, 2014

TODAY: Russia raises Ukraine gas price for the second time this week; Ukraine vows to respond to and defend against Russian aggression, blames Russia for protester deaths in February; Ryabkov tells U.S. to chill out over Crimea; recession looms, economy contracted in 2014; music labels suing Vkontakte for piracy; JPMorgan to process disputed payment. In […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 7, 2014

TODAY: Crimea to join Russia, U.S. announces Russia sanctions, E.U. and Australia consider following suit; Putin appeals to U.S. for continued good relations, NATO suspends military relations with Russia; VTsIOM announces healthy support for Russian invasion of Ukraine; bill would prosecute media for publishing anti-Russian material; For Human Rights suspended; Pussy Riot members attacked. Following […]

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

TODAY: Europe on verge of releasing results of Gazprom report; Obama baits Russia over Syria; Moscow-based U.S. research institute to close; RWB slams ‘bleak’ press freedom; VKontakte is platform for anti-LGBT group; poor economy is all in how you spin it? Bribes increasingly punished with sentencing; Sochi criticism turns to praise. The European Commission is […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 12, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine, Europe, Russia, all in negotiations; Kiev protests continue as Russia television accused of warping facts; Rogozin warns U.S.; Supreme Court rules Pussy Riot incarceration illegal; central bank reveals new currency symbol; BPF solvency under investigation. Russia’s Duma condemned the West for interfering in Ukraine’s affairs and pressuring the government, but Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych […]

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The Geopolitical Future

A fortune-telling piece published in the Financial Times yesterday attempts to predict the post-Putin future relationship between Russia and Europe, and offers some theories about why a Putin-led CIS Customs Union is unlikely to succeed. Moscow’s current geopolitical goal, shaped by President Vladimir Putin’s nostalgic obsession with the country’s imperial past, is to recreate in […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 6, 2013

TODAY: Lavrov in Kiev for OSCE meeting; EU Commission wants re-think on Gazprom South Stream; Lukoil Uzbek investment; rights group decries vagueness of gay law for Olympics visitors; budget hole to hit $300 billion; Samutsevich sues former lawyer; Medicare charges for diplomats. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attended an OSCE summit in Kiev yesterday, but referred […]

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