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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin presents new budget, admits sanctions have hit hard, Putin says they violate WTO principles; Kremlin minister says Yevtushenkov arrest will hurt economy; BBC news team beaten up for investigating soldier deaths; U.S. makes new aid pledge for Ukraine; ExxonMobil halts Arctic drilling project. The Kremlin’s new ‘fragile’ budget for 2015-2017 showed a heavy reliance […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 8, 2014

TODAY: Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, despite truce; new war doctrine could establish NATO as main threat; Ukrainian clergyman says Putin under devil’s spell, accusations of clergy helping rebels; Novatek granted export licence; Medvedev calls for tighter energy security; Estonia a new front? In defiance of Friday’s OSCE-negotiated truce, fighting continued in eastern Ukraine over […]

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

TODAY: Russian journalist killed in Eastern Ukraine; tension builds as ceasefire expires tonight; OSCE detainees released; Lavrov chastises U.S. for Ukraine ‘pushing’. One year on from establishment of gay propaganda law, rights activists lament; Bolshoi Ballet head hospitalized; rocket mission postponed. A Russian cameraman, Anatoly Klyan, who worked for state-owned Channel One, has died of a gun […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2014

TODAY: Putin to speak about cooperation at SPEF, appoints sanctioned official to head Russia-China Business Council; 16 killed by pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine clashes; Medvedev on Ukraine; Russia moving in on E.U. refineries; Sberbank and Bank of China to collaborate on national currency transactions; Putin responds to Prince of Wales; Schneerson row continues. President Vladimir […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 19, 2014

TODAY: Putin says Crimean Tatars must accept Russian rule; Kremlin criticises OCSE Ukraine report; Medvedev denies threat of Twitter ban; China gas deal near completion; Filin interview. Despite the fact that all public gatherings were suspended in Crimea after Russia’s takeover, Tatars in the region – who have faced persecution in recent weeks for not backing the […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin publishes ‘White Paper’ on Ukraine human rights violations as clashes continue; Rights Council seeks Western advice; Russian planes encroach on US, Japanese airspace; Putin signs new laws including ban on swearing, denying Nazi crimes; China ‘de facto’ recognises Crimea; Eurovision drama brews. The Foreign Ministry has published an 80-page ‘White Book’ presenting details […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 28, 2014

TODAY: OSCE observers taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine; gunmen seize control of TV channel; Ukraine claims Russian jets entered airspace multiple times; Kerry and Lavrov lock horns; G7 impose sanctions. Surrogacy controversy; Kremlin asserts control over representations of World World Two; Russian zoologist wins award.  Pro-Russian rebels in the Eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk […]

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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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