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

TODAY: Ukraine fears quieten as Putin rules out force; describes events in Kiev as coup d’etat; ICBM tested.; President’s motives considered. Journalists covering Crimea story intimidated; Professor sacked over critical article; final days of Dozhd; Navalny receives new accessory.  President Vladimir Putin has spoken publicly about events in Ukraine for the first time since ousted […]

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

TODAY: Death toll continues to mount in Kiev; Lavrov berates West for meddling; Pussy Riot whipped in Sochi performance; the costs of hosting the Olympics; credit rating drop and ruble free fall; blogging crackdown. A tentative ‘truce’ reached between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders in Kiev was quickly broken when nine protesters were shot dead in the space […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 7, 2013

TODAY: Moscow apologises to Norwegian reporters; Greenpeace activists detained in Moscow river protest; Bolotnaya supporters held in demonstration. Colombia rattled by Russia jets; property magnate Sergei Polonsky readies for Russian return; long-term economic forecasts gloomy; food prices soar; meteorite report.  The Russian government has apologised to two Norwegian journalists who complained of harassment by police […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 9, 2013

TODAY: 2+2 talks between U.S. and Russia go ahead; Snowden row undermines prospect of progress; HRW lambasts crackdown on migrants; the Kremlin’s novel economic reboot plan.  Immunity for journalists on the cards?  Rifts ignite in energy sector; calls for Winter Olympic boycott continue; Gorbachev lives. Despite rancour over Edward Snowden, talks between Russian Foreign Minister […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 8, 2013

TODAY: Barack Obama abandons plans for bilateral summit with Putin; Snowden at heart of an unravelling ‘reset’; Stephen Fry compares Putin’s Russia to Nazi Germany after gay clampdown; calls for boycott of Winter Olympics. Journalists in Sochi under threat says HRW; Navalny receives funds boost from internet entrepreneurs; illegal immigration issue in Moscow; Putin’s biking dreams. […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 28, 2013

TODAY: Offices of Human Rights Watch searched as NGO crackdown continues; two rights bureau chiefs called in for questioning; gay pride advocate assaulted. Miners missing; gas exports to Serbia could increase dramatically; Russia’s plans for post-NATO Afghanistan; deputies drawing the line at foreign bank account restrictions.  The Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch, corruption watchdog […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 19, 2013

TODAY: Proposed Cyprus bank levy prompts criticism from Putin; President’s judo partner going for gold (of a kind) at Sochi Olympics; economic growth looking sluggish. Max Shatto’s parents will not face charges in adopted son’s death; Foreign Ministry concerned about Washington’s missile defence system; hate crimes report; Ultra Orthodox group take on Yabloko and Darwin.  A […]

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Journalists as an Endangered Species in Russia

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But real journalism is not only a well-performed job. It is also a public service. And the service works, if it is in demand. Thus, only society can provide real support and protection for journalists.

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2012

TODAY: British artists fall foul of extremism law; Russia vows response to Magnitsky sanctions, restricts U.S. meat imports. Megafon buys half of Euroset; Exxon Mobil and Rosneft set for Siberian cooperation; Russia seeks new Internet controls. Graft responsible for major losses from state budget; Mormons; protests. Russian prosecutors have launched a probe into whether the Chapman Brothers’ exhibition […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 3, 2012

TODAY: Council of Europe chides Russia on rights and freedom; Pussy Riot painters investigated; analyzing the upcoming Coordinating Council elections. Russia-Georgia relations poised to change after surprise election results?  U.S. reset needs an update, says Lavrov; oil output reaches new post-Soviet high. Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into a pro-Pussy Riot art exhibition […]

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