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

TODAY: Gazprom will block any reverse gas flow to EU; Merkel and Obama stand firm; Putin turns away from aggressive youth policy; ECHR condemns Georgian deportation; Borodin accused of embezzlement; Conservative Party questioned over pro-Russia donors. EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger insists that EU companies have the ‘absolute right’ to sell Russian gas to Ukraine, […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 27, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova sign EU pact; Russia bothered and not bothered, depending on source; Glazyev calls Poroshenko a ‘Nazi’; Kudrin to head Moscow Exchange; Merkel makes second call to Putin, Kerry issues warning; LUKoil head says sanctions taking their toll; Justice Ministry to ban home births; Putin mob links book to be published. In […]

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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 – 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 – Nov 28, 2013

TODAY: Navalny exposes officials’ luxury dachas; commercial court abolished as planned; Putin’s high hopes for bilateral trade with Italy; economy slowing; former Prosecutor General employee alleges interference in Magnitsky case; Ukraine candymaker exports to resume; Russia vs. Europe; Amnesty calls to repeal ‘foreign agents’ law. Cottages in a luxury dacha complex are supposedly owned by […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 29, 2013

TODAY: Putin says gays welcome at Olympics; IOC head praises Russia’s Games prep; Georgia to move towards EU, Lavrov warns Ukraine over closer ties; Belarus extends potash investigation; Fifa calls for assurances over racism; easier to do business in Russia than China, says World Bank. In a bid to defuse tensions in the Russian gay […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 28, 2013

TODAY: Thousands march for ‘political prisoners’; solidarity events held for Khodorkovsky; Vkontakte charges cleared; Medvedev wants Russians to trust courts; women’s rights lagging; Georgia elects Russia-friendly president; mobile companies to warn of emergencies; Roizman profiled; World Cup hosting to go ahead. Thousands marched in central Moscow yesterday in support of the Bolotnaya Square suspects and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 27, 2013

TODAY: Belarus detains potash CEO; Gazprom contract money dissolves; Kremlin cuts economic forecasts, inflation remains high; RDIF makes I.T. cash injection; Kremlin to fund ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; Shuvalov says Ukraine must choose sides; Putin pledges support for Georgia’s breakaway regions; Russia warns West over Syria; lawmaker suggests ban on gay blood donors. Belarus has detained […]

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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 5, 2013

TODAY: U.S.-Russia tensions continue over Snowden, band barred from performing after flag insult, Senator lambasts Putin, Guantanamo row; Medvedev upbeat on Georgia; Uralkali forecasts consolidation in potash sector; New Zealand dairy ban; Putin’s health, Magnitsky’s widow, gay pride. Tensions continue between Russia and the U.S. in the wake of the Edward Snowden verdict.  American Ambassador […]

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