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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 9, 2014

TODAY: Poroshenko begins Russia peace talks, is defiant on Crimea; Russia and China in agreement on West’s involvement, says Security Council; China deal could affect Japan; the return of Stalingrad? Psaki mocked on state television; Greenpeace vessel released. Ukraine’s newly sworn-in President Petro Poroshenko has already begun peace talks with Russia and the OSCE,  having […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 29, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine blames Russia for violence in east, Lavrov blames West; arrest warrant for second Bolotnaya protester this week; Ukraine will not pay until gas price drops as alleged debt passes $5bn; emigration, alcoholism. 300 coalminers rallied in support of pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk yesterday, but the overall situation in eastern Ukraine, has returned to relative […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 6, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin publishes ‘White Paper’ on Ukraine human rights violations as clashes continue; Rights Council seeks Western advice; Russian planes encroach on US, Japanese airspace; Putin signs new laws including ban on swearing, denying Nazi crimes; China ‘de facto’ recognises Crimea; Eurovision drama brews. The Foreign Ministry has published an 80-page ‘White Book’ presenting details […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 29, 2014

TODAY: Putin insiders, including Igor Sechin, added to U.S. sanction lists; will they be effective? Gazprom among firms that fear effects. Mayor of Kharkiv shot;  Kremlin wary of NATO troops; Navalny fraud case; Kremlin wages war on Internet freedom; homophobia. The U.S. has named seven high-ranking individuals, among them Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, whom it […]

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

TODAY: Separatists riot and seize buildings across Ukraine; Putin and Lavrov deny Russian involvement; economy suffering; Putin to take a pay rise; UN report says Russia rigged Crimea referendum; Russian jets nearing US and Japanese territory. Pro-Russia separatists rioted at government buildings across Ukraine yesterday (including a police building in Horlivka), prompting US President Barack Obama […]

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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 – March 18, 2014

TODAY: Putin decree recognises independence of Crimea; Europe, U.S. and Japan impose mild sanctions; Rosneft to take stake in Camfin; Deputy Economy Minister talks crisis; Central Bank withdraws three Moscow licenses; Greenpeace takes Russia to ECHR. In the first step towards its reunification with Russia, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognising Ukraine’s breakaway region […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine fears quieten as Putin rules out force; describes events in Kiev as coup d’etat; ICBM tested.; President’s motives considered. Journalists covering Crimea story intimidated; Professor sacked over critical article; final days of Dozhd; Navalny receives new accessory.  President Vladimir Putin has spoken publicly about events in Ukraine for the first time since ousted […]

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

TODAY: Pussy Riot prisoner disappeared? Greenpeace activists share tales of harsh conditions; Navalny backs nationalist march; diplomatic relations with the former Soviet Union, Japan; Snowden not at Vkontakte; Putin toughens anti-terror measures; potash demand to increase thanks to low prices. Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, says his wife has […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 3, 2013

TODAY: China slams Russia-Japan cooperation; E.U. considers Magnitsky sanctions, Ireland abandons similar plans after adoptions ban threat; psychologists push for completion of U.S. adoptions; unsolved journalist murders put Russia on CPJ list; Surkov defends Skolkovo; self-taught diplomacy. A spokesperson for China’s Communist Party has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to Russia as […]

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