Tag Archives: Moldova

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 11, 2014

TODAY: First hostile takeover in Crimea, OSCE barred from entering the region; Foreign Ministry blasts ‘lawless’ Ukraine; anti-Russia journalists ‘disappear’; Kerry declines Putin meeting; Moldovan PM fears contagion of unrest; Khodorkovsky continues Ukraine tour; Kremlin tightens grip on social media; Rosboronexport expanding its horizons; YouTube blocked in Siberia. Russian or Russian-backed troops opened fire during their […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2013

TODAY: Putin backs amnesty for prisoners; Medvedev calls for order in Ukraine and Lavrov warns against interference; Kerry promises support for Moldovan winemakers; Supreme Court rejects Navalny election appeal; Serdyukov to be charged; Yota’s smartphone attracts attention; Duma fistfights, HRW. The Kremlin’s human rights adviser Mikhail Fedotov apparently speculated that an amnesty for prisoners, publicly backed […]

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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 22, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine turns its back on Europe and resumes dialog with Russia; Moldova to follow? Sechin is Russia’s highest-paid executive; further financial organisations may lose licenses; Ikea under fire over ‘homosexual propaganda’ issue; A Just Russia deputy attacked. In ‘a major victory for Russia’, Ukraine has abandoned its plans to forge closer ties with the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 23, 2013

TODAY: Major energy deals signed with China; Rogozin threatens Moldova; government may fund anti-immigrant NGOs; Russia to snub Greenpeace case; Putin calls on Muslim clerics for support; Russian stocks creating a buzz; anti-.gay laws provoke suicide. Russian energy companies signed a number of deals with China yesterday, consolidating plans to direct exports away from the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 30, 2013

TODAY: Tolokonnikova transferred to hospital; 8 more Greenpeace activists sent to detention without trial, news sites protest; Medvedev dismisses notion of judicial reform; Putin basks in Syria win; Gref warns against planned 35% dividend law; Olympic torch lit in Sochi. Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been transferred from her penal colony to hospital, […]

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

TODAY: Syria agrees to sign treaty, Putin argues against French resolution; Russia bans Moldovan wine imports; U.S. seeks assets linked to Magnitsky fraud case; pretrial protester barred from mother’s funeral; rare earths investment boost for China; homophobia, assassination. Russia has announced a ban on imports of Moldovan wine and spirits, ostensibly because they contain impurities, but […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 28, 2013

TODAY: Belarus dispute threatens relations; Saudi Arabia offered Russia oil deal over Syria; energy diversity for Moldova; Ponomaryov to pay Skolkovo; Putin is lonely, depicted as gay in confiscated paintings; home of gay rights activist raided; tycoons bid for Sheremetyevo contract; TMK and pension losses. Russia’s dispute with Belarus over their joint potash venture is […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 19, 2012

TODAY: Magnitsky Bill passes in U.S. House, Foreign Ministry promises to respond; Merkel and Putin spar, sign deals; Putin accuses Pussy Riot of anti-Semitism; Moldova blocks expanded formal Russian presence; further arrests made in corruption cases; Pozner on Razvozzhayev.  Backers of the Magnitsky Bill, which would penalise Russians suspected of human rights abuses, are anticipating […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 13, 2012

TODAY: Medvedev calls for release of imprisoned Pussy Riot members, Berezovsky denies funding the group; Lavrov expresses shock over Libya deaths; Russia pressures Moldova over Europe gas plans; Dvorkovich opposes Rosneft-BP tie-up; Ukraine introduces car recycling fee. At a meeting with activists yesterday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for the early release of the jailed […]

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