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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 25, 2014

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov found guilty in Bolotnaya Square protests; Putin’s approval ratings reach a high; IMF forecasts weaker growth.  Russia denies missiles launched on its territory against Ukrainian fighter jets; Kremlin disapproves of U.S. South Korea plans; Canada announces sanctions.  Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Leonid Razvozzhayev have been found guilty of organising mass […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 24, 2014

TODAY: Rebels admit owning Buk missile system; still lay the blame on Ukraine; two fighter jets shot down in eastern Ukraine; Russia asserts sanction impact negligeable; EU mulls measures against Russia, rifts likely to thwart sanctions drive. Concerns over climate for media workers in Ukraine; NGO foreign agent law claims new victims.  In an interview […]

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

TODAY: Pro-Russia rebels dig in heels in Donetsk; E.U. mulling sanctions extension; Russian arms exports boom. Udaltsov facing lengthy jail term; drug abuse on the rise; X-rated bank bill?  Gorbachev-era Foreign Minister and former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze remembered. Having lost a key stronghold on the weekend, pro-Russian rebels have stepped up attempts to protect their […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 7, 2014

TODAY: Pro-Russian stronghold Slovyansk retaken by Ukrainian forces; Tatar leader banned from Crimea by Kremlin; Russians feel the pinch of sanctions. Putin reaches out to Obama; punishment for protesters tightened; Internet freedom attack enshrined in law; Putin’s star treatment. Slovyansk, the town in eastern Ukraine which served as the rebels’ military headquarters has been recaptured by […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 1, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine-Russia ceasefire comes to an end amid promises of recrimination; Moscow demands investigation into alleged chemical weapons use; emigration on both sides. Washington’s new ambassador to Moscow awaits approval; profanity law hits Russia’s best-loved writers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced he will not renew the ceasefire agreed with Russia, which expired last night, […]

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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 – June 26, 2014

TODAY: Putin hopes for extension of Ukraine ceasefire; Federation Council revokes approval for use of military force in the neighbouring state; Washington wavering on fresh sanctions; military morale at post-Soviet peak. GDP creeps up; extremism law employed for Internet crackdown. Russia fails to shine in Good Country Index; Putin remains the nation’s choice, says new poll. […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2014

TODAY: Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine after deadline elapses; supplies to Europe not in danger says Moscow; Sechin avoids publishing income. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister shunned by Kremlin; Moscow vaunts aid to Ukraine’s refugees; explosion at oil refinery kills seven.  Russia has restricted gas supplies to Ukraine after the deadline for payment of $1.95 billion […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 2, 2014

TODAY: Dramatic events in Eastern Ukraine as Kiev attempts to reclaim city; NATO sharpening rhetoric against Moscow; the costs of further annexation.  Gazprom still concerned over EU energy legislation; Greenpeace attempt to board Russian tanker; Crimea takes on gay-propaganda law.  Pro-Russian separatists in Slavyansk claim that Kiev has launched a ‘large-scale operation‘ to reclaim the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 1, 2014

TODAY: May Day parade takes place amid economic gloom; IMF slashes growth forecast.  Ukrainian ballerinas stage tacit Putin protest; Eastern Ukraine wrestling away from central control. Mother of Russian conscript awarded by ECHR; demographic deficit; Eurovision.  In the first parade organised by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions since the collapse of the Soviet Union, more than […]

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