Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

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

TODAY: Putin says internet isolation plan is for information security, not censorship; Russians see Western sanctions as affront, China support grows since Ukraine crisis; Russia pulls out of FLEX after gay adoption; conscription begins this fall, Arctic military command structure planned; Kasparov warns of Putin’s long-term goals; IMF halves its 2015 Russia growth forecast; new NATO head. […]

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

TODAY: Regional elections see low turnout and reports of falsifications; extended U.S. sanctions target energy sector and raise doubts about Arctic projects; crisis fund to help sanction-affected companies on the cards; plans for railway to bypass Ukraine; Orthodox Church takes to the air waves.  United Russia candidates have reportedly shown a strong performance in the regional […]

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

TODAY: Bulgaria on high alert; Nato says no withdrawal of troops from Ukraine border; Russia warns Ukraine on Nato integration, Nato suspends cooperation with Russia; Kremlin says JPMorgan blocked embassy transfer; Kiselyov berates U.S. on television; Gazprom hikes Ukraine prices; pipeline to Crimea; government seeking to increase punishments for public gathering; VKontakte founder steps down. […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov says Kiev situation ‘scary’; Internet violates independence, says official; foreign agents media bill to wait; Human Rights Watch blasts Russia rights in new report; Sakhalin construction delayed for whales; Obama and Putin discuss Sochi security; Navalny party registration denied; Snowden denies spying, U.S. accuses Russia of spying. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov finds the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 23, 2013

TODAY: Khordokovsky reunited with family in Berlin; talks to press; states he will not sponsor opposition but rather fight for rights of political prisoners. Pussy Riot member walks free; describes her own release as cynical move; environmental activist receives jail sentence; Arctic oil. Mikhail Khordokovsky has spent his first weekend of freedom in Berlin, after being […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 19, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s annual Q&A underway; says Ukraine deal ‘brotherly’; mayoral elections to stay. HRW complains over Sochi intimidation. Amnesty for Pussy Riot seen as PR move; Bolotnaya protestors will remain behind bars; Ground Forces commander fired; missile dispute. More than 1,300 journalists have been accredited for President Putin’s ninth annual marathon news conference, where he […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2013

TODAY: Putin backs amnesty for prisoners; Medvedev calls for order in Ukraine and Lavrov warns against interference; Kerry promises support for Moldovan winemakers; Supreme Court rejects Navalny election appeal; Serdyukov to be charged; Yota’s smartphone attracts attention; Duma fistfights, HRW. The Kremlin’s human rights adviser Mikhail Fedotov apparently speculated that an amnesty for prisoners, publicly backed […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 6, 2013

TODAY: Dutch say ‘homosexual propaganda’ law is grounds for asylum as relations worsen on various fronts; HRW wants IOC to investigate journalists’ treatment in Sochi; Syria peace talks stall; Tolokonnikova moved to Siberia; ‘new nationalism’; Kasparov wants Latvian passport; Baumgertner wanted; Ukraine gas deals completed. The Dutch foreign minister, Frans Timmermans, says Russia’s new laws against […]

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

TODAY: Navalny accused of receiving foreign backing, Sobyanin brushes off accusations about daughter’s wealth; poor attendance at IAAF; IOC ‘cross’ with Russia over anti-gay laws, California pension funds boycotting Russia investments; DSK finds a place on Russian boards; tank biathlon. Anti-corruption blogger, opposition figurehead and candidate for the Moscow mayoral elections in September, Alexei Navalny, […]

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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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