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

TODAY: Pro-Russian stronghold Slovyansk retaken by Ukrainian forces; Tatar leader banned from Crimea by Kremlin; Russians feel the pinch of sanctions. Putin reaches out to Obama; punishment for protesters tightened; Internet freedom attack enshrined in law; Putin’s star treatment. Slovyansk, the town in eastern Ukraine which served as the rebels’ military headquarters has been recaptured by […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 2, 2014

TODAY: Dramatic events in Eastern Ukraine as Kiev attempts to reclaim city; NATO sharpening rhetoric against Moscow; the costs of further annexation.  Gazprom still concerned over EU energy legislation; Greenpeace attempt to board Russian tanker; Crimea takes on gay-propaganda law.  Pro-Russian separatists in Slavyansk claim that Kiev has launched a ‘large-scale operation‘ to reclaim the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 24, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov blasts Kiev and U.S. as Ukraine situation intensifies; Moscow threatens retaliation; NATO jets scrambled. VTB vows to stay in NYC; most Russians optimistic Ukraine crisis will not lead to Russia’s isolation.  Russia-Canadia diplomatic spat; Duma seeks control over foul language.  Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who has accused the West of attempting to stage […]

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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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