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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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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 […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 31, 2012

TODAY: Treason law passed; Stalin’s terror remembered; opposition hold rally for modern day victims of repression; Pozner seconds criticisms of the treatment of Leonid Razvozzhayev. Russian orthodox monastery faces unseemly allegations; Altimo takes control of Vimpelcom; TNK-BP profits soar; Sochi compensation  The Federation Council has passed a controversial new bill that would redefine high treason […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 10, 2012

TODAY: Various Russians up for human rights awards; Pussy Riot appeal; opposition candidates drop out of gubernatorial race; AAR to sell stake if Rosneft takes TNK-BP; Iraq deals signify strong relations with Russia; ammunition explosion in Orenburg; Romney made money out of Russia in 1990.  The editor of Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow), and one […]

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