RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives State of Union address, blames West for sanctions, promises tax freeze, threatens speculators; ruble is world’s second-weakest currency; ECHR orders payment for Navalny; human rights is at a ten-year low in Russia, says HRW; Europe says South Stream cancellation is blackmail. During his keynote State of the Union address yesterday, Vladimir Putin […]

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

TODAY: Urlashov case is politically-motivated, say supporters; Magnitsky cased to be closed, Browder sentenced in absentia; officials pledge Olympic safety; ecologists worried about protected forests; Putin bans gay adoptions, goes ahead with Academy of Science reforms; trade barriers, Kyrgyz torpedo factory, Snowden, single Putin in demand. Supporters of Yaroslavl Mayor, Yevgeny Urlashov, say that his […]

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

TODAY: Russian adoptee dies in U.S.; new bill redefines conditions for seizing children; suspects arrested in Pakhomov death; Chelyabinsk residents cash in on meteorites; Yashin money to be investigated; Magnitsky trial postponed again; Russian still sending weapons to Syria; investment image problem. The Investigative Committee is demanding answers from Texas officials over the death of […]

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

TODAY: Protestors stage unsanctioned rally one year on from mass protest; leaders detained; new case against Navalny; wages for investigators hiked. Worrying figures on media murders; duma gives green light to Magnitsky Act response; Moscow downplays change on Syria stance; Russia-Brazil helicopter deal; smoking ban approved. Police have detained around 40 people, as well as […]

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

TODAY: Rally in support of Leonid Razvozzhayev ends in arrests; Coordinating Council holds first meeting; A Just Russia leader denounces white ribbon movement; Prokhorov to devote himself entirely to politics. Economy facing squeeze; Moscow woos Kyrgyzstan with hydroelectric power; Putin’s health. Opposition leaders Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin and Sergei Udaltsov were all detained on Saturday during an unsanctioned […]