RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 16, 2013

TODAY: Hundreds of thousands protest in Ukraine ahead of Putin’s meeting with Yanukovych, Lavrov dismisses ‘hysteria’; Customs Union seeking non-EU partners; French President to boycott Sochi Olympics; new law would prevent Navalny from running. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mykola Azarov says his country plans to agree on a new gas price with Russia this week when […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 15, 2013

TODAY: British actor grills author of anti-gay law; Gudkov promises to start new party; Navalny targets Malkin; Pushkov on Syria, Britain, and America; Putin congratulates Pope Francis; Novatek wins Arctic exploration license; Putin on wrestling; Mars exploration; Litvinenko inquest postponed. The openly gay British actor Stephen Fry has interviewed Vitaly Milonov, the author of St. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 14, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin’s rights council defends Navalny; A Just Russia ejects the Gudkovs; Razvozzhayev ‘disappears’; Hague criticises Lavrov on handling of Magnitsky case, Russia warns U.K. against arming Syrian rebels; economists analyse Nabiullina nomination; energy projects pending with China and Japan; Putin proposes Soviet-style phys ed. The Kremlin’s human rights council has defended Alexei Navalny, saying […]

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

TODAY: Russia condemns N Korea test; public smoking ban approved, Putin moves to ban foreign bank accounts for officials; YouTube sues watchdog; Serbia cuts its gas prices from Gazprom, Novatek seeks end to monopoly; Gudkov loses appeal; dirty money, ractopamine, football racism. Russia has ‘condemned’ North Korea’s nuclear test as a violation of international obligations. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 12, 2013

TODAY: Russia says ban on U.S. meat is long term; Kremlin blacklists critical blog hosting site; coal mine death toll reaches 18; Skolkovo embezzling; new probe in Navalny case; Gudkov hearing begins; new death penalty debate; Kremlin challenges ECHR over Yukos; Rosneft to raise over $14 billion in loans; journalists respond to communications minister. The […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2012

TODAY: Kremlin forces USAID office to close; Putin slams officials, Medvedev; Russia to forgive 90% of North Korea debt; YouTube could be blocked over extremist video; deputies resigning from business positions in wake of Gudkov’s ouster; Pussy Riot priest supporter defrocked; Sberbank sale raises $5.1bn. At the Kremlin’s request, the United States will close its […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2012

TODAY: Duma says it will investigate other deputies for conflicts of interest; North Korea signs debt deal with Russia; Putin says military must improve its defences; interest in Sberbank sale is strong, MegaFon deal to go ahead within weeks; Russian companies boost dividends; Madonna sued in St Petersburg; Church continues to rent land for free. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 17, 2012

TODAY: Duma ousts Gudkov, tens of thousands attend opposition rally in Moscow; Kudrin speaks out against Kremlin’s anti-opposition moves; Sberbank launches share sale; E.U. Energy Commissioner says Gazprom must comply; Duma moves to criminalise blasphemy; Masha Gessen. The State Duma, in a United Russia-backed vote, stripped Kremlin critic Gennady Gudkov of his seat on Friday, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2012

TODAY: Duma to vote on Gennady Gudkov this Friday; court rules legal confiscation of Sobchak cash; rights group seeks excommunication of Patriarch Kirill; Pussy Riot festival goes ahead despite authorities’ pressure; Navalny accuses VTB; new evidence on U.S. and Katyn; Paralympic team comes second. The State Duma will vote this Friday on whether or not […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 4, 2012

TODAY: Day of Remembrance for Terrorist Attacks; Putin critic loses job; Gudkov dismissal will set precedent; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to be held in Vladivostok this week; Moscow promises to retaliate against British Magnitsky Act; Russia foils Android; Ukraine competes with own car tax; rights activist on hunger strike. Yesterday marked the Day of Remembrance […]