RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 20, 2014

TODAY: Deportation ruling upheld for U.S. NGO worker; Udaltsov ends hunger strike; activists unmask owners of fake diplomas; Foreign Ministry makes most of U.S. problems in Ferguson.  Putin to meet with Poroshenko next week; military exercises in Astrakhan; Shukhov Tower reprieve. U.S. citizen and NGO consultant Jennifer Gaspar faces deportation after a St. Petersburg court upheld a verdict from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

TODAY: Russia and Europe trade blame over further deaths in Ukraine; Ekho Moskvy under threat; Pussy Riot protesters detained in Sochi; Razvozzhayev/Udaltsov trial begins; Navalny calls out Lebedev; Russia dominates Europe in energy. The death count in Ukraine has reached eighteen after police opened fire on protesters yesterday; Russia blamed the heightened situation on ‘Western politicians […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 14, 2013

TODAY: Putin visits Azerbaijan, no concrete conclusions; FIFA follows IOC in pressing Russia  on anti-gay laws; talk show host defends homophobic remarks; Navalny joins Moscow mayor debate, Sobyanin sits out; Lavrov warns E.U. on Gazprom. President Vladimir Putin visited his counterpart in Azerbaijan yesterday in a visit ‘widely seen as a sign that Azerbaijan is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 2, 2013

TODAY: Snowden granted temporary asylum, leaves Moscow airport as U.S. threatens to boycott presidential summit; Olympic athletes and spectators will be subject to anti-gay laws as protests grow around the world; traffic police allege extortion racket; tabloid Navalny; Udaltsov house arrest extended; Pussy Riot statement. American NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 20, 2013

TODAY: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum begins; network of companies responsible for illegal flight; Central Bank supports low inflation; Russia ramping up oil and gas deliveries to China; persecution of Aksana Panova, Navalny, gay rights group Vykhod; Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev charges issued; Shimkevich paroled; U.S.-Russia relations souring on various fronts. The 17th St. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 6, 2013

TODAY: Kasparov says will not return to Russia; Bolotnaya Square protest; Sergei Guriev speaks about events leading to his emigration; activist fined for promoting HIV awareness; Udaltsov may run for Moscow Mayor, Sobyanin steps down; foreign assets law will not deter officials; pressure on Georgia over disputed territories; Rosneft and Gazprom granted Arctic Shelf rights; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 26, 2013

TODAY: Navaly questions key witness; Udaltsov ally sentenced; Golos fined $10,000; fire at Moscow hospital kills 38; Russia and others increasingly policing Internet; Pussy Riot early release considered today; pro-Kremlin anti-drugs vigilantes; candy, Sochi, mass media.  Lawyers for Alexei Navalny questioned one of the key witnesses in the case against him yesterday, Vyacheslav Opalev, the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 9, 2013

TODAY: Journalist Beketov dies; media president beaten; Femen protesters accost Putin, Amsterdam gay rights protest marks his visit; Navalny says Putin has ordered the embezzlement case against him; Pussy Riot Tolokonnikova interview; Udaltsov ally admits guilt; new law vaguely bans media swear words; NGOs deny Putin’s funding accusations.  Journalist Mikhail Beketov, who was badly beaten […]