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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev visits Crimea; Putin promises to withdraw some troops from Ukraine border; Lavrov slams E.U. and U.S. ‘blockade’ of Transdnestr, flaunts China ties; ‘foreign agent’ law to be amended; Dozhd gets another 50 days; BP appoints new Russia head. To the chagrin of Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea yesterday, promising more cash and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2014

TODAY: Putin begins Sochi visit with snuggles, insists that Sochi ecology has improved as a result of construction; activists denied Olympic access; Nemtsov whistleblowing on Gazprom; cases against bloggers double; U.S. ambassador steps down; Syria opposition calls on Kremlin to restrain Assad; TNK lawsuit. President Vladimir Putin began his visit to Sochi by cuddling a […]

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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 […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s Ukraine success challenged by hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kiev; Sochi stadium incomplete, residents talk of environmental damage; IOC President meets gay rights activists; Kudrin says 15 years to build competitive economy. News sources are talking about Vladimir Putin’s success in winning Ukraine back into his dream of a ‘Eurasian Union’, but for […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 2, 2013

TODAY: Medvedev says economy is stagnating; wage increases for top officials; Russia unfazed by U.S. shutdown; Tolokonnikova ends hunger strike; activists protest Greenpeace arrests; defense spending boost; Golos, Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Putin, Khimki commuter hell goes viral. Analysts praised Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s straightforward evaluation of the economy, in which he admitted that […]

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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 – July 8, 2013

TODAY: Navalny ends trial with attack on ‘feudal’ Kremlin; beleaguered election watchdog vows to continue operations; ex-Moscow region Finance Minister held in France on fraud charges; new bill to combat government nepotism; Medvedev vs Sechin. Putin issues Egypt warning; Snowden in ‘last chance’ scenario says senior official. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has used his final […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 5, 2013

TODAY: Navalny could be jailed for six years; Putin discusses ‘foreign agent’ law; rights council says Urlashov charges seem legitimate; third case against Khodorkovsky likely; political case against Bolotnaya Square protester; Khimki attack mastermind jailed; homophobic comment to be investigated; IMF says Russia is rich; ‘horrific’ budget shortfall; Russia losing patience with Snowden. Prosecutors are […]

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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 […]

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

TODAY: Golos ordered to cease activities; gay rights group head fined; vague laws permit Kremlin control; protesters detained marking Khodorkovsky’s birthday; TNK-BP shareholders say Sechin manipulated market; Gazprom to pay Ukraine for gas transit; Norway overtakes Russia as EU gas supplier; Snowden still in Moscow. Golos, the independent elections watchdog, has been ordered to cease […]

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