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

TODAY: Russia to upgrade military doctrine in response to NATO expansion; Estonia supports expansion, hosts pointed Obama visit; Czech Republic objects to proposed EU sanctions; Gazprombank hires U.S. senators; Putin gives cosmodrome another $1.3 billion; Crimea shuns gay population. Rosinter supply chain damaged by import ban. In response to NATO’s plans to build new bases […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 9, 2014

TODAY: ECHR to prioritise Navalny arrest appeal; Total head says Europe needs Russian gas; US detention of MP’s son angers Kremlin; NATO chief says Russia duplicitous on Ukraine; Lithuania President slams Russian ‘chauvinism’; Sochi to be gambling zone; priest slams football boots. The European Court of Human Rights is to review and give priority to the […]

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

TODAY: Violence in Ukraine escalates, Putin blames Poroshenko, Peskov says Kremlin has little influence on fighting; central bank data contradicts IMF claims that sanctions are working; Putin lashes out at ‘containment’; Kremlin rights council member attacked; Rosneft will sue if Gazprom denies access to China pipeline; way out for Visa and MasterCard; Russia will return […]

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

TODAY: NATO notes Russia’s resumption of military build-up on Ukraine border; Naftogaz says Gazprom seeking an end to compensation contract; Australia unveils its Russia sanctions; Moscow promoting disinformation about fracking; Novak says South Stream partners under pressure; erotic LGBT movie scenes deemed child pornography. In what NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called ‘a very regrettable […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 19, 2014

TODAY: Moscow wants international investigation into journalists’ deaths; Cuba agrees to host Glonass; political prisoners list doubles in six months; LGBT documentary directors summonsed; Bershidsky emigrates; Russia attempts to win back Visa and MasterCard. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is ordering a unilateral ceasefire by government forces, but pro-Russian separatists are apparently not interested.  International organisations […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 16, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine gas cut-off deadline arrives as pricing talks end without resolution; Kiev officials prepare for supplies to end; Russia accuses Ukraine of having third-party backing; Gazprom to sell Lithuanian assets following fine; violence worsens in eastern Ukraine, 49 killed in Luhansk; Poroshenko urged to sack aide who called Putin ‘dickhead’; Navalny sued; citizens want […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 11, 2014

TODAY: Putin defends Internet regulations, says neither business nor freedoms will be affected; Zvezda journalists speak out; directors call for release of Sentsov; Žižek on Ukraine crisis, Lenin and Stalin; Moldova and Georgia make pact with E.U.; Lithuania fines Gazprom; LGBT activist speaks out against brutal crackdown. President Vladimir Putin has defended new restrictions on […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine makes partial gas payment, negotiations resume today; Public Chamber elections fail; two detained at gay rights protest; Rogozin’s GPS deadline arrives; Russian Railways sues Nemtsov; cigarette ban unpopular. Ukraine says it will not pay the gas money it owes to Russia until a ‘fair contract’ has been signed; Kiev is insisting on a […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 21, 2014

TODAY: Politkovskaya killers convicted; no announcement on China gas deal; Medvedev warns against new Cold War, defends economy; global payment companies to stay in Russia; Prince compares Putin to Hitler; Moscow denies ninth consecutive Gay Pride parade. Five men have been convicted of the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya – four of them for […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 16, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives Ukraine a deadline for gas prepayment; Kiev comes back with a reduced price; Europe and U.S. poised to sharpen sanctions as Western oil companies suffer; Rogozin threatens to deactivate GPS infrastructure; interview with former U.S. ambassador McFaul; gay rights protest to go ahead despite warnings; Putin’s popularity still on the up; Snowden […]

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