Tag Archives: Lev Ponomaryov

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 7, 2014

TODAY: Crimea to join Russia, U.S. announces Russia sanctions, E.U. and Australia consider following suit; Putin appeals to U.S. for continued good relations, NATO suspends military relations with Russia; VTsIOM announces healthy support for Russian invasion of Ukraine; bill would prosecute media for publishing anti-Russian material; For Human Rights suspended; Pussy Riot members attacked. Following […]

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

TODAY: Three Greenpeace activists granted bail, others may have detentions extended; court cages and Putin’s textbooks under fire; Navalny’s party will not be registered; Mutko says Kremlin should have waited to implement ‘gay propaganda’ law; Merkel warns Russia against further Ukraine pressure. A St. Petersburg court granted bail to three of the 30 Greenpeace crew […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 27, 2013

TODAY: Golos ordered to cease activities; gay rights group head fined; vague laws permit Kremlin control; protesters detained marking Khodorkovsky’s birthday; TNK-BP shareholders say Sechin manipulated market; Gazprom to pay Ukraine for gas transit; Norway overtakes Russia as EU gas supplier; Snowden still in Moscow. Golos, the independent elections watchdog, has been ordered to cease […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 24, 2013

TODAY: For Human Rights employees violently evicted; Pussy Riot tour to spread message, oppose homosexual propaganda ban; Russia wants St. Petersburg UNESCO status revoked; Nabiullina takes helm at Central Bank, warns against talk of rouble devaluation; Borodin interview; Snowden’s flight to Moscow causes diplomatic consternation; Merkel rows with Putin over art thefts. Lev Ponomaryov, the […]

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

TODAY: Washington likens NGO searches to witch hunt; Putin defends raids, but suggests caution; Lev Ponomaryov faces charges; President attempts reinvigoration of All-Russia People’s Front. Surprise naval exercises in Black Sea; military hardware delivered to Venezuela; suspicions remain over Berezovsky’s death.  Vladimir Putin has described the latest spate of raids on NGOs as ‘routine measures‘, whilst noting that […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 28, 2013

TODAY: Offices of Human Rights Watch searched as NGO crackdown continues; two rights bureau chiefs called in for questioning; gay pride advocate assaulted. Miners missing; gas exports to Serbia could increase dramatically; Russia’s plans for post-NATO Afghanistan; deputies drawing the line at foreign bank account restrictions.  The Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch, corruption watchdog […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 8, 2012

TODAY: Razvozzhayev and Osipova’s appeals and complaints fail in court; Russia welcomes President Obama, calls for re-ignition of the reset; Russia to help Vietnam build power plant; Shuvalov and Serdyukov corruption allegations; Surgutneftegaz will leave Orinoco project; Bolshevik anniversary. A Moscow court has ruled that the pretrial detention of Leonid Razvozzhayev was legal.  Rejecting a […]

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