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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 12, 2014

TODAY: Crimea’s main airport falls under Russian control, interim government in Kiev appeals to West for help; Russian TV channels barred from broadcast in Ukraine; E.U. will go ahead with sanctions if no dialogue has begun as of next week; OSCE says Crimea referendum illegal; World Bank pledges $3bn; Gazprom presses ahead with South Stream; […]

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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 – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2012

TODAY: U.S. Senate passes trade bill with Magnitsky List; tax blacklist to target dodgers; journalist shot dead in North Caucasus; Kremlin’s rights council says convinced of claims against Chelyabinsk prison; Lavrov and Clinton bicker over OSCE; Russia and Turkey; Gazprom jumping the gun on South Stream? The United States Senate passed its combined human-rights-trade bill […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 9, 2012

TODAY: Opposition influence grows; Serdyukov dismissal is either anti-corruption bid or personal issue; more Russians challenge validity of U.S. elections; new Jewish Museum in Moscow; Bashneft Iraq deal and Russia’s untapped reserves.  Their numbers have declined, but extra-parliamentary opposition has grown in influence since last year, suggests a new study.  Newly-appointed Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu […]

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OSCE Condemns Putin Win

The OSCE has released its verdict on the election results: ‘clearly skewed in favour of one of the contestants‘, Vladimir Putin, who was given ‘a clear advantage over his competitors in terms of media presence‘.  Here’s the conclusion of the official statement, which does some serious pointing-out-of-the-obvious: “There were serious problems from the very start […]

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