Tag Archives: Masha Gessen

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 29, 2014

TODAY: Kiev, NATO say Russian troops have begun direct invasion; soldiers in eastern Ukraine are on ‘patriotic holidays’, says state television; Obama considers response, rules out military action; world leaders to hold emergency meetings; FBI investigation shows Russian hackers behind JPMorgan attack; Putin’s approval rating drops slightly; Rosneft privatisation plans unchanged. NATO says Russia now […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 5, 2014

TODAY: Sanctions hit hard, but unlikely to influence Moscow; Russia begins military exercises near Ukraine border; 400 troops leaving Ukraine for Russia ‘are PoWs’; inflation finally decreasing, but still higher than targets; Kasparov, Gessen, Putin video hoax. In retaliation for Western sanctions against Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wants Russia to issue a full […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 29, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine blames Russia for violence in east, Lavrov blames West; arrest warrant for second Bolotnaya protester this week; Ukraine will not pay until gas price drops as alleged debt passes $5bn; emigration, alcoholism. 300 coalminers rallied in support of pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk yesterday, but the overall situation in eastern Ukraine, has returned to relative […]

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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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