RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 21, 2014

TODAY: Putin warns the White House against supplying arms to Kiev; NATO concerned about increased Russian air activity; ‘ceasefire’ period sees 957 fatalities. Kudrin decries ‘populist’ economic policies; VTB faces nosedive in profits. With U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden due to land in Kiev today, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has warned Washington against any attempts to supply […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 4, 2014

TODAY: Germany shocked at Russia’s acknowledgement of Ukraine separatist vote; NATO says border is porous; Putin speech to mark National Unity Day today; Russia low on Prosperity Index, financial woes spread to neighbours; posthumous honour for de Margerie; Apple monument dismantled in St. Petersburg. President Vladimir Putin has not yet formally recognised the validity of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 14, 2014

TODAY: 7 Ukrainian soldiers killed by separatists in worst incident yet, signaling ‘undeclared war’ with Russia; Crimea is financial sponge; Gazprom demands billions from Kiev by June 2; polls indicate significant drop in political protest; recession anticipated, investors slight Russian business; U.S. to be excluded from space station; rights groups to back Pussy Riot at […]

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

TODAY: Journalist detained in Slovyansk as pro-Moscow groups crack down on press; Vkontake founder ousted; Biden in Kiev; Lavrov remains critical of Ukrainian government. Crimean Tartar leader’s travel restricted; Putin puts Stalinist persecution of region to rights; gambling; foreign pilots.  Dramatic images of a blindfolded journalist have emerged in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, after pro-Russian separatists detained […]

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 […]

Digital Gitmo

There is a prevailing attitude in Washington today that the rights of certain people and businesses can be suspended at their choosing. This weakens rule of law and creates huge risks for our future. Megaupload may be a well known victim, but it will not be the last.

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

TODAY: Kremlin hires Goldman Sachs to boost investment image; Gozman accuses Investigative Committee of involvement in a vendetta against Navanly; Biden to work with Lavrov on Syrian chemical weapons? Pessimistic outlook for the U.S.-Russia reset; Georgian imports to resume; Sochi mobsters, Internet censorship, Stalingrad, Putin’s birth-rate boost plan. The Kremlin has hired Goldman Sachs for […]

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

TODAY: Opposition called for questioning in Navalny case; Putin says Church should have more control; Stalingrad celebrations; Kremlin’s rights council blames police for May violence; St Petersburg hospital protest; Biden comments on U.S.-Russia differences; Lavrov meets Syrian opposition leader; Lebedev’s airline loses license; Filin says he knows his attacker. Prominent opposition figures including Nikita Belykh […]