RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 3, 2014

TODAY: Russia and Ukraine may be nearing gas agreement; Moscow extends debt payment deadline; NATO and Lavrov trade accusations; UN unimpressed by Russian resolution on Ukraine violence; Crimea sees boost in PPP; deputy speaks out against foreign treatment of children; crude exports to Europe slowing; Russian hacker accused by US. According to the WSJ, after […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 6, 2014

TODAY: Putin eases protest restrictions for Olympics, tests sports facilities, makes promises for this year’s G8 presidency; watchdog calls for release of imprisoned journalists; Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland; U.S. to ease up on Magnitsky List; interview with Olga Golodets. President Vladimir Putin has loosened restrictions on demonstrations during the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, a move […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 15, 2013

TODAY: Adoptions ban furore continues, Deputy Prime Minister speaks out; former EBRD rep charged with fraud; activist beaten; Ryazan almost bankrupt; Ukraine and Russia seeking closer ties; Yuri Schmidt remembered. Organisers of the weekend’s march against the ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian children, which drew thousands, have expressed anger over state television coverage of […]