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

TODAY: Putin’s annual Q+A expected to focus on Ukraine; Kiev’s attempts to regain control of Donetsk thwarted; 3 dead at Mariupol base; little expected from talks scheduled for today. The West’s financial leverage; Turkey approves South Stream; the art of protesting under fire.    President Putin’s annual live Q+A session which takes place today is expected […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine fears quieten as Putin rules out force; describes events in Kiev as coup d’etat; ICBM tested.; President’s motives considered. Journalists covering Crimea story intimidated; Professor sacked over critical article; final days of Dozhd; Navalny receives new accessory.  President Vladimir Putin has spoken publicly about events in Ukraine for the first time since ousted […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2013

TODAY: Anti-corruption head accused of plagiarism; sources respond to news of RIA Novosti’s imminent demise; hasty budget forecasts risk reserves, says IMF; Medvedev continues South Stream row; Yanukovych won’t budge on Russia; Sochi to have protest zones. Oleg Plokhoi, the head of the Kremlin’s brand new anti-corruption group, stands accused of plagiarism and of cheating […]

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Journalists as an Endangered Species in Russia

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But real journalism is not only a well-performed job. It is also a public service. And the service works, if it is in demand. Thus, only society can provide real support and protection for journalists.

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 3, 2012

TODAY: Council of Europe chides Russia on rights and freedom; Pussy Riot painters investigated; analyzing the upcoming Coordinating Council elections. Russia-Georgia relations poised to change after surprise election results?  U.S. reset needs an update, says Lavrov; oil output reaches new post-Soviet high. Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into a pro-Pussy Riot art exhibition […]

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Speaking Freely About Medvedev’s Presidency

The state Duma has been busy of late debating a handful of bills designed to curtail the work of civil society and the opposition.  The new bill on NGO nomenclature and the bill on Internet extremism, both poised as potential tools for suppressing opposition activities, have received considerable attention.  Yesterday the Other Russia flagged up […]

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Video: Kissinger Sees Putin as a US Partner

Henry Kissinger tells CNN that Vladimir Putin is not necessarily anti-Western, but rather a Russian patriot who feels humiliated by the 1990s.  Not sure I can find the link right now, but didn’t Russia or a Russia front hire Kissinger associates way back when? Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via […]

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Video: Shevtsova and Gorbachev Discuss Putin’s Return

Here goes a fascinating conversation between Lilia Shevtsova and Mikhail Gorbachev, reflecting not only on the causes and fallout of the collapse of the Soviet Union, but also sharing perspectives on the new role the Vladimir Putin has cast for himself by reclaiming the presidency. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share […]

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Video: Boko Haram Suspected in UN Bombing in Abuja

News is just breaking of a terrible suicide bombing at a United Nations office in Abuja, Nigeria.  Reports state that 16-20 were killed and some 60 people injured when a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into the reception doors of the building.  Police suspect that the radical Islamic group Boko Haram may […]

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Putting The TV On Mute

An interesting opinion piece today by Vladimir Ryzhkov in the Moscow Times sees one of the last bastions of media freedom – Ren TV – looking like it may have to fight for its independence.  The increasingly popular station, the only one in Russia to offer a critical interpretation of the Sayano-Shushenskaya dam disaster and […]

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