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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 22, 2014

TODAY: Ekho Moskvy faces inspection; rights lawyer seeks U.S. asylum; trouble in store for Memorial; sub continues to spook Sweden. Cash gap remains sticking point in Ukraine-Russia gas negotiations; Moscow imposes Ukrainian fruit and vegetable import ban; Kremlin mourns loss of Total CEO.  Kremlin-critical radio station Ekho Moskvy is facing an unscheduled 20-day inspection by […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 14, 2014

TODAY: Russia and China sign 40 agreements, secure mutual favours; Kremlin to create state oil-drilling giant; Rosneft hires London firm to fight sanctions in European courts; Siluanov calculates worst-case scenario; Fedotov speaks up for Memorial; Australian PM’s comment creates tensions; Ukraine and Russia not seeing eye-to-eye on energy payments. Russia and China signed 40 agreements […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 13, 2014

TODAY: Putin orders Russian forces to leave Ukrainian border, Poroshenko optimistic about a cease-fire; Finland says navy interfered with a state vessel; China visit to deepen a much-needed friendship; Memorial rights group under threat; Bolotnaya activist jailed; inflation boosts budget food retailers; Russian Grand Prix. President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to withdraw from the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 30, 2014

TODAY: Putin warns of loan delay as Ukraine nears civil war; private television outlet under threat; government brushes off news of ruble hitting all-time lows; Olympics chief warns against news conference protests; U.K. to boost funding for gay rights in Russia; philosopher arrested for internet re-post. It appears that President Vladimir Putin did tell Kiev […]

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

TODAY: Belarus detains potash CEO; Gazprom contract money dissolves; Kremlin cuts economic forecasts, inflation remains high; RDIF makes I.T. cash injection; Kremlin to fund ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; Shuvalov says Ukraine must choose sides; Putin pledges support for Georgia’s breakaway regions; Russia warns West over Syria; lawmaker suggests ban on gay blood donors. Belarus has detained […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 31, 2013

TODAY: Potash price war feared after Uralkali leaves cartel; Memorial slams sexist proposal; over 1,000 migrant workers arrested over brawl; Sobyanin may forego pre-election debate; BP earns less from Rosneft than TNK-BP; new trade war with Ukraine; Russia is injured party in Snowden saga, says Kremlin. Russia’s Uralkali has pulled out of the Belarusian Potash […]

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

TODAY: Gay rights activists arrested in Moscow; Memorial appeals rejected by court; tolerance, protest, anti-Semitism; Medvedev says relationship with Putin guarantees his political career; VKontakte banned ‘by mistake’; Russia’s Browder request denied by Interpol; Kyrgyzgas goes to Gazprom.  30 gay rights activists were arrested at a rally outside the Duma in Moscow on Saturday, and […]

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

TODAY: Popular social network banned; Memorial fights foreign agent label in court; Alyokhina refused parole; Bolotnaya protesters’ apartments raided; no recession, but insufficient growth; Lebedev witnesses admit they were pressured; business students want Gazprom jobs. Vkontakte, a popular social network with over 210 million users, has been banned from distributing content across Russia, thought to […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 1, 2013

TODAY: May Day demonstrations planned; Agora claims 267 rights organisations subjected to raids; Surgutneftegas and transparency; Skolkovo sues Ilya Ponomaryov; Ukraine and Putin; Gazprom and Europe; U.S. praises cooperation; flights suspended over Syria; Perm blaze owner sentenced. Roughly 1.7 million people are planning to take part in May Day demonstrations today in over 1,000 Russian […]

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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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