Tag Archives: Masha Gessen

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 31, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry talks deadlock; Russia promises no further incursions into Ukraine; Putin praises military actions in Crimea,  former adviser says expect more land grabs; Tatars opposed to annexation; FSB says sees more foreign threats; sanctions to affect London economy? Sochi renovations; Lukoil opens Iraqi field; Gorlatsky dies. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 17, 2014

TODAY: Over 95% of Crimeans vote to join Russia; West condemns illegal vote, draws up sanctions; Russia vetoes U.N. Security Resolution on referendum; China stays neutral; Paralympics end; Kiselyov vaguely threatens U.S.; RWE to sell subsidiary to oligarchs. Despite some boycotts, exit polls with 50% of votes counted showed that 95.7% of Crimeans voted for […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry fail to reach agreement on Ukraine; Lavrov denies that Russian-backed troops are in Crimea; U.S. State Department slams Putin’s ‘fiction’, Clinton compares leader to Hitler; Kremlin pre-empting foreign sanctions; RT news anchor quits live on air in response to ‘whitewash’; Central Bank supports ruble with foreign currency sales. Western powers are […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 12, 2014

TODAY: Europe on verge of releasing results of Gazprom report; Obama baits Russia over Syria; Moscow-based U.S. research institute to close; RWB slams ‘bleak’ press freedom; VKontakte is platform for anti-LGBT group; poor economy is all in how you spin it? Bribes increasingly punished with sentencing; Sochi criticism turns to praise. The European Commission is […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 9, 2014

TODAY: Carry-on liquids banned from flights across the country; actor slurs gay community again; Patriarch Kirill cheers inmates, Church attacked over Stalin calendar; officials accused of poaching; Russia blocks U.N.’s Syria statement; Vanity Fair talks to Masha Gessen; Regina Derieva obituary. As part of heightened security measures implemented in Sochi in the run-up to the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s media shake up signals end of Ria-Novosti; draft text of amnesty law reaches Duma; ex-Yukos managers face embezzlement charges; Russia and Cuba reach Soviet debt deal; deputies gadget sacrifice. In a move widely interpreted as an attempt to reassert control of the media, President Putin has announced that agency Ria-Novosti will be dissolved and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 26, 2013

TODAY: Tymoshenko protests Ukraine decision with hunger strike; EU says won’t force Ukraine to take sides, denies Russian victory; Moldovan wine ban; Kremlin bans abortion adverts; Putin meets Pope, says will relax tax case bill; Mechel granted waiver; gay club attack; Semyon Ariya dies, aged 90. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is protesting Ukraine’s […]

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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 – Nov 18, 2013

TODAY: Plane crash in Kazan kills 50; Red Square protest artist charged with hooliganism; Pussy Riot’s philosophy. Onexim will purchase Kerimov’s stake in Uralkali; Mechel debt; Duma intervenes on gas exports; Navalny heads up People’s Alliance party. A Boeing 737 has crashed on landing in the Tatarstan capital of Kazan, killing all 50 people on […]

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

TODAY: Putin says gays welcome at Olympics; IOC head praises Russia’s Games prep; Georgia to move towards EU, Lavrov warns Ukraine over closer ties; Belarus extends potash investigation; Fifa calls for assurances over racism; easier to do business in Russia than China, says World Bank. In a bid to defuse tensions in the Russian gay […]

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