RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2014

TODAY: Effects of sanctions hit Russia, economic recession looms, EBRD says world economy may suffer as a result; Putin wants a self-sufficient defense industry; Moscow may not recognise new Kiev government; Ukraine on brink of civil war, says Lavrov; Duma wants to criminalise GMOs; Medvedev says open to gas talks if Ukraine pays some of […]

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

TODAY: Kerry and Lavrov meet in Paris to discuss Syria; prominent U.S. journalist banned from Moscow; state purchases unregulated; new restrictions for Navalny? ‘New’ Magnitsky investigation opened; Kalashnikov regrets revealed; Nobel laureates appeal to Putin over gay rights. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presented Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with two potatoes yesterday at their […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2013

TODAY: Berezovsky death ‘consistent with hanging’, suspicions remain; Amnesty offices searched; Putin backs Cyprus bailout deal; Gazprom firm on Ukraine prices; China’s new energy deals; Zhirinovsky re-elected. According to the postmortem examination, the cause of Boris Berezovsky’s death was ‘consistent with hanging’, and ruled out the possibility of a violent struggle, but as RFE/RL notes, the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2012

TODAY: Toxicology reports in Magnitsky-related death awaited, Medvedev slams Magnitsky List; new fraud claims against former ministers; HIV cases on the rise; MegaFon IPO at bottom of range; Lukashenko fuels Putin injury rumours. Detectives are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests on 44-year-old Alexander Perepilichnyy, an informant in the Sergei Magnitsky case who was […]