Tag Archives: Garry Kasparov

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

TODAY: Dutch say ‘homosexual propaganda’ law is grounds for asylum as relations worsen on various fronts; HRW wants IOC to investigate journalists’ treatment in Sochi; Syria peace talks stall; Tolokonnikova moved to Siberia; ‘new nationalism’; Kasparov wants Latvian passport; Baumgertner wanted; Ukraine gas deals completed. The Dutch foreign minister, Frans Timmermans, says Russia’s new laws against […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 4, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace activists charged with piracy; Putin announces plans to resuscitate Arctic military base. EU regulators may charge Gazprom; Kasparov wins ECHR backing; the plight of Sochi migrant workers; mob attack on Russian embassy in Libya. All 30 Greenpeace activists arrested when protesting against Arctic oil drilling have now been charged with piracy, despite an admission […]

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

TODAY: Bolotnaya Square protesters’ detentions extended; Putin and wife announce divorce; Kasparov’s exile snubbed by Investigative Committee; Medvedev says E.U. blocking Gazprom Nord Stream access; Central Bank to hold interest rates; Communists want Elton John to dress down. The trial against the 12 Bolotnaya Square protesters, charged with violence against police and participation in alleged […]

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

TODAY: Kasparov says will not return to Russia; Bolotnaya Square protest; Sergei Guriev speaks about events leading to his emigration; activist fined for promoting HIV awareness; Udaltsov may run for Moscow Mayor, Sobyanin steps down; foreign assets law will not deter officials; pressure on Georgia over disputed territories; Rosneft and Gazprom granted Arctic Shelf rights; […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2013

TODAY: Homophobia-driven murder leads to accusations against Kremlin; 59 detained in connection with Occupy; Surkov dismissal shows isolated Putin; U.K.’s Cameron leaves Russia with assurances of shared goal on Syria; plans to sell arms to Syria show Russia-U.S. discord, Kasparov says the sides have no common ground; Cyprus loan extension not final; Voina intercepted in […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin’s ‘gray cardinal’ ousted; U.S. fears Russia’s weapons sales to Syria; Putin makes Victory Day Parade speech; human rights groups say Russia wants NGOs out; Titov calls for release of white-collar criminals; businessman arrested in journalist beating; Berezovsky buried. Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov has been ousted from his post by President Vladimir Putin, […]

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

TODAY: Putin promises Olympic site will be ready on time, slams officials over delays and costs; court backs Madonna over homosexual propaganda case; rights ombudsman says same-sex marriage laws in Europe will complicate Russian adoptions; VTB loses U.K. court bid; NGOs complain in E.U.; Kasparov slams Goldman Sachs image deal; Udaltsov fistfight at Dolmatov memorial; […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 6, 2012

TODAY: Protesters turn to party politics; small group marches to mark anniversary of December 5 protests; Kudrin teaming up with Navalny; Perepelichnyy linked to Litvinenko suspect; Russia low on corruption index; Credit Suisse to close Moscow arm; Pussy Riot penalty could be used to block parole.  Members of the public are turning away from protest […]

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Kasparov on Instability and Infighting

Garry Kasparov came to Washington DC this week to speak at the annual Human Rights First conference. Here is an interesting comment he gives to the Washington Post: The greatest wealth accumulated during Putin’s rule is by people close to him. There have been some measures taken against people who have been close to his […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 22, 2012

TODAY: 60,000 vote for Coordination Council, many voters thwarted by cyber attacks; BP poised to take a stake in Rosneft; Knyshov to quit; Sobchak’s mother to loser her senate post; free-market policy damaging domestic wheat.  Around 60,000 opposition supporters voted online over the weekend to select a 45-member leadership body, the Coordination Council, although ‘thousands […]

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