Tag Archives: Igor Sechin

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 – March 20, 2014

TODAY: Russia takes control of Crimean naval bases; Ukraine alleges war crimes after soldier dies, plans withdrawal from Russia’s customs union; Navalny writes on how to punish Russia; Britain wants Europe to move away from Russian energy; E.U. and U.S. sanctions are widely criticised; Sechin buys up Rosneft shares. Ukraine’s naval headquarters’ in both Sevastopol and […]

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

TODAY: Putin approves Crimea annexation, makes emotional speech to standing ovations; U.S., Japan, France, U.K. respond; Lavrov calls sanctions ‘unacceptable’, Surkov mocks them; Pamfilova given human rights post; Central Bank scrambles to prop up ruble; Usmanov takes controlling VKontakte stake. President Vladimir Putin approved a draft bill to allow the annexation of Crimea yesterday and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 24, 2013

TODAY: Freed Pussy Riot members dismiss clemency move; remain staunch critics of Putin’s Russia; Khordokovsky release indicates rift within Kremlin?  Phillips’ Magnitsky sanction issue; Ukraine eurobond purchase; inventor of the world’s most famous gun dies. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, who was released yesterday a few hours after fellow activist Maria Alyokhina, has greeted the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 22, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine turns its back on Europe and resumes dialog with Russia; Moldova to follow? Sechin is Russia’s highest-paid executive; further financial organisations may lose licenses; Ikea under fire over ‘homosexual propaganda’ issue; A Just Russia deputy attacked. In ‘a major victory for Russia’, Ukraine has abandoned its plans to forge closer ties with the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 1, 2013

TODAY: News agency shut down over profanity; Ukraine’s shale gas plan may pollute Russian water; new Foreign Ministry row with U.S.; Greenpeace denies Sechin’s allegation; Rosneft in Arctic deal with PetroVietnam; Snowden finds job; Sochi price tag draws attention; Kudrin returns to inner sanctum. A court in Moscow has shut down the 13-year-old online news […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 4, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace activists charged with piracy; Putin announces plans to resuscitate Arctic military base. EU regulators may charge Gazprom; Kasparov wins ECHR backing; the plight of Sochi migrant workers; mob attack on Russian embassy in Libya. All 30 Greenpeace activists arrested when protesting against Arctic oil drilling have now been charged with piracy, despite an admission […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin speaks out on Syria, issues decree to help flood victims; MAKS air show brings in $21bn; oil cooperation with Azerbaijan; Sechin warns would-be foreign saboteurs; oil tax breaks; Kremlin bans Belarus pork; Moscow protesters detained; anti-gay laws lead to increased violence and tensions, reports say.  In his first comments about the Syria question, […]

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

TODAY: International outrage over anti-gay law continues, protests in London and New York; Obama discusses current Russia rows as Lavrov meets with Kerry; Sobyanin will not debate with his rivals ahead of mayoral elections; Rosbank CEO detained. President Vladimir Putin acknowledged ‘the trust that has been shown to us’ in Moscow’s being granted permission to host […]

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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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