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

TODAY: Pro-Russia protesters storm Ukraine government buildings, Kiev blames Putin; Nato urges members to boost armed forces, Georgia and Azerbaijan worried; Merkel says E.U. ready with sanctions; Yatsenyuk rejects new Gazprom prices; Bush paints Putin. Ukraine’s acting president, Olexander Turchynov, called an emergency meeting after pro-Russian rallies in the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Lugansk ended […]

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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 – Feb 17, 2014

TODAY: Kerry blames Russia for Syria crisis; Putin watches U.S.-Russia hockey game, urges journalists not to mix sport and politics; Lavrov slams E.U. over Ukraine; four detained at pro-Ukraine rally; trans protester arrested in Sochi; convicted criminals barred from running for presidency; Vitishko begins hunger strike. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is […]

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

TODAY: Medvedev signs ban on gay marriage adoptions; Putin backs Egyptian military chief for president; Lavrov to meet with German counterpart; Pamfilova new rights ombudsman; IOC wants clarification on activist sentence; Plushchenko retires from figure skating; golden parachutes limitation does not go far enough; Lenta prices IPO. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2014

TODAY: Embassy slams gay hate crime documentary and denies homophobia, despite evidence; Egypt close to sealing arms deal; Sochi activist jailed for three years; Dozhd lawsuit dropped; Lukoil pulls out of Vietnam project; Yukos lawsuits continue. A British documentary about attacks on homosexuals in Russia carried out by neo-Nazi group ‘Occupy Pedophilia’ has been slammed as […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 6, 2014

TODAY: Sochi events begin, but is Russia ready? Second Sochi ecology activist jailed; authors pen open letter against homophobia; Dozhd, nationalism, Pussy Riot. The first events of the Sochi Winter Olympics are due to take place today (the slopestyle competitions precede tomorrow’s opening ceremony) but Russia still shows signs of not being quite ready.  A few notable […]

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

TODAY: Naftogaz unlikely to pay its Gazprom bill on time as Kremlin slams Ukrainian opposition; Putin had vision of Sochi over a decade ago; environmental activist detained near Sochi; Lenta plans London listing; Dozhd satellite drop amounts to closure; school siege in Moscow; homophobia murder, LGBT teenager found guilty. Politically-embattled Ukraine currently owes Gazprom $3.3 […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 3, 2014

TODAY: ‘Homosexual propaganda’ law leads to new charges; anti-gay gangs on patrol; Chernyshenko backs off on gay protest warning; Navalny seeks permission to visit Sochi; Russia and E.U. in ‘deadlock’; thousands protest for Bolotnaya Square detainees. The creator of an online support group for Russia’s LGBT teens has been charged under the new ‘homosexual propaganda’ […]

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

TODAY: Putin warns of loan delay as Ukraine nears civil war; private television outlet under threat; government brushes off news of ruble hitting all-time lows; Olympics chief warns against news conference protests; U.K. to boost funding for gay rights in Russia; philosopher arrested for internet re-post. It appears that President Vladimir Putin did tell Kiev […]

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

TODAY: Platon Lebedev to be freed; tax arrears charges remain; Elton John decries gay rights infringement in Russia; Freedom House report sees setbacks in civil liberties. Kremlin dismisses Sochi terror threat; Ukraine’s gas bill. The former business partner of freed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Platon Lebedev, has been offered early release from prison and is expected to […]

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