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 […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 3, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s new laws increase service age for government officials, change parliamentary election rules, increase business visa limits, fine ticket touts; Russia outperformed Saudi Arabia in oil last year thanks to Rosneft; no ban on grain exports; new Cold War with U.S.? Rasputin. Reversing an attempt by former President Dmitry Medvedev to impose mandatory retirement […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 16, 2012

TODAY: Duma’s slew of anti-free speech laws; ‘no progress’ on Estemirova case; Putin visits Krymsk in bid to boost reputation, accused of ‘rudeness’ by Ukraine minister; Saudi Arabia objects to human rights comments; hacker group targets oil companies; TNK-BP ready to sell BP stake; Edelman leaves Russia. The State Duma passed a number of anti-free […]