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

TODAY: Putin eases protest restrictions for Olympics, tests sports facilities, makes promises for this year’s G8 presidency; watchdog calls for release of imprisoned journalists; Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland; U.S. to ease up on Magnitsky List; interview with Olga Golodets. President Vladimir Putin has loosened restrictions on demonstrations during the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, a move […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 20, 2013

TODAY: Khordokovsky will be pardoned, Putin announces at end of news conference; MICEX jumps at the surprise news; attempt to propitiate Sochi critics? President denounces Arctic 30 and pities Pussy Riot; has no plans for a successor.  Washington will not expand Magnitksy list; Syria; helicopters.  Just as his four-hour press conference was drawing to a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 12, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine, Europe, Russia, all in negotiations; Kiev protests continue as Russia television accused of warping facts; Rogozin warns U.S.; Supreme Court rules Pussy Riot incarceration illegal; central bank reveals new currency symbol; BPF solvency under investigation. Russia’s Duma condemned the West for interfering in Ukraine’s affairs and pressuring the government, but Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych […]

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 […]

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

TODAY: Politkovskaya suspects probe ends; Medvedev’s Skolkovo raided; U.S. Senator meets Magnitsky family, pushes human rights factor; Vkontakte bought by Kremlin allies; Putin to choose next Dagestan governor; Sechin makes Time list; nurses sought in orphan beating. Investigators have ended their probe of the five suspects implicated in the 2006 murder of Anna Politkovskaya, sending […]

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

TODAY: Duma debates adoption ban as adoptive families remain caught in uncertainty; Kadyrov to appear on Magnitsky List; $1 billion to Bangladesh for arms purchases; Polonsky probe ongoing; Yuriev switches to U.S. market; private energy companies could be given access to continental shelf; Russian Railways suing Apple; moon, spies, domestic violence. The Duma has returned […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 21, 2012

TODAY: Khodorkovsky to walk free in 2014; Navalny charged with fraud; Putin’s press conference addresses pending U.S. adoption measures; St. Petersburg pop stars attack homophobic legislation; Pussy Riot interview; Sobyanin’s Moscow plans; top ten Internet companies. A Moscow court has ruled that Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of Yukos, can walk free in 2014, reducing […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2012

TODAY: U.S. Senate passes trade bill with Magnitsky List; tax blacklist to target dodgers; journalist shot dead in North Caucasus; Kremlin’s rights council says convinced of claims against Chelyabinsk prison; Lavrov and Clinton bicker over OSCE; Russia and Turkey; Gazprom jumping the gun on South Stream? The United States Senate passed its combined human-rights-trade bill […]

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

TODAY: Russia clashes with U.S. over Israel, calls for end to attacks; Soyuz space capsule lands safely; rights leaders promise to boycott foreign agent law; Bout List in retaliation for Magnitsky List? Pussy Riot lawyers leave their clients; Putin prevents Novatek from independent export; state company execs named wealthiest; author Strugatsky dies. Russia is urging […]