RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 16, 2013

TODAY: Tighter borders spark fear of trade war with Ukraine; Russia scores big with India defense; Politkovskaya suspect shot; Isinbayeva speaks out in support of anti-gay law; Sobchak interview causes a stir; monopolies will disclose investments. Moscow has tightened its checks on all imports from Ukraine, with producers complaining of a sudden intensity in customs […]

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 – Sept 28, 2012

TODAY: Sobchak cleared of tax evasion; Deripaska and Cherney settle; opposition to hold ‘free and fair’ elections online; deputies and diplomats accuse Europe of Russophobia; Gazprom seeks up front payments from China; Belarus saves $1 billion in duties; corruption-related crimes on the rise; Putin’s puppy for Chavez. Ksenia Sobchak, the socialite-turned-political activist, has been cleared […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 27, 2012

TODAY: Activists protest in Moscow against rally-related detentions; Navalny calls Bastrykin a ‘foreign agent’; Sobchak money will not be returned; Olympics committee head slams Lukashenko ban; harvest forecasts will suffer; Russian journalist barred from embassy over Magnitsky Act; international tribunal orders return of Yukos investment to Spanish company. Hundreds of opposition supporters (the police say […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 20, 2012

TODAY: U.S. condemns latest Syria veto, Rosboronexport dropped from U.S. defence budget; Putin expresses caution over more open laws; Central Bank shift away from privatization; RDIF gets U.S. help; Sobchak seeks return of seized cash in court; Tatarstan religious killings. The U.S. has condemned Russia and China’s latest veto of Syria sanctions (their third) as […]