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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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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 30, 2013

TODAY: Russia may suspend flights after alleged Syrian airspace hostilities; U.S.-Russia relations improve after bombing; Japan and Russia pledge to solve territorial dispute; Tajiks claim intolerance; cash-rich Surgutneftegas; suspects detained over Caspian Highway embezzlement; opposition trials. Aviation watchdog Rosaviatsia is urging Russia’s airlines to suspend its flights over countries caught in military conflicts, after reported […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 29, 2013

TODAY: Thirty protesters detained in support rally for Bolotnaya Square; Chaika defends NGO raids; Japanese PM in Russia for talks; Navalny witnesses deny pressure; Putin calls Magnitsky death ‘a tragedy’; new adoptions wrangles. Roughly thirty protesters were detained in Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday for taking part in an unsanctioned gathering held in support of […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 8, 2013

TODAY: Putin invites visitors to Olympics, sacks official for delays; daylight savings may be resumed to cash in on broadcasting; $4 billion in misappropriated defence funds; Ashurkov raided over Navalny case; Lebedev case upheld; new Kuril Islands row; Naftogaz won’t pay. President Vladimir Putin invited to Russia ‘all those who love sports and fair uncompromising […]

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Japan’s Misplaced Nationalism

Prof. Joseph Nye is not just an interesting guy because of that whole “soft power” thing he pioneered, but because when he talks about Asia, we are treated to a glimpse of insider thinking in Washington, given the broad, informal mandate extended to him by State Department demonstrated by his recent visit to the region […]

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