Tag Archives: Sochi Olympics

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

TODAY: Donetsk declares itself a republic, sets date for referendum on joining Russia; U.S. and Russia accuse each other of fomenting dissent; Kerry threatens Lavrov; VKontakte founder retracts resignation, says share sale was illegal; Medvedev turns against GMOs; Novosibirsk elects Communist mayor; Ukraine misses Gazprom debt deadline; Sochi committee congratulates itself. A referendum on joining […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine pulls out of Crimea; Lavrov shrugs off G8 exclusion; sanctions to cause $70bln in outflows; Sberbank may launch alternative payments system; professor sacked for opposing invasion; Afghan president voices support; Navalny loses house arrest appeal; arms exports to total $47bln. As Ukraine acknowledged defeat and announced a military pull-out from Crimea, countries in the […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin slams Kiev opposition for failing agreement, Yanukovych for fleeing; Lavrov furious; world powers call on Russia not to use force as Russians protest in Crimea; Human Rights Watch calls for Khabarov’s release; Kozak says Pussy Riot were provoking conflict in Sochi; Olympics ends. The Kremlin is warning that ‘illegal extremist groups’ are taking […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 21, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine death count in the dozens, Obama blames Putin, Kremlin pressures Yanukovych with warnings, withheld funds; Russia to establish military command in the Arctic, faces economic stagnation and high economic crime; jail expected for Bolotnaya Square protesters; Pussy Riot use cossacks footage in new video; first gold medal. After the death count in Ukraine […]

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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 […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov downplays Syria claims; I.O.C. impressed with Putin’s attendance; Vitishko protester arrested; ethnic Sochi leader detained; Bolotnaya Square protesters granted amnesty; Medvedev planning privatisations; lingerie ban; Rusal output to be lowest in eight years; Ukraine receives latest cash injection; Iran may swap oil for nuclear power. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the world’s impression of […]

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

TODAY: Kerry blames Russia for Syria crisis; Putin watches U.S.-Russia hockey game, urges journalists not to mix sport and politics; Lavrov slams E.U. over Ukraine; four detained at pro-Ukraine rally; trans protester arrested in Sochi; convicted criminals barred from running for presidency; Vitishko begins hunger strike. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev signs ban on gay marriage adoptions; Putin backs Egyptian military chief for president; Lavrov to meet with German counterpart; Pamfilova new rights ombudsman; IOC wants clarification on activist sentence; Plushchenko retires from figure skating; golden parachutes limitation does not go far enough; Lenta prices IPO. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government […]

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

TODAY: Europe on verge of releasing results of Gazprom report; Obama baits Russia over Syria; Moscow-based U.S. research institute to close; RWB slams ‘bleak’ press freedom; VKontakte is platform for anti-LGBT group; poor economy is all in how you spin it? Bribes increasingly punished with sentencing; Sochi criticism turns to praise. The European Commission is […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2014

TODAY: Dozhd’s closure is due to ‘censorship’, says head; Sochi construction workers granted back wages compensation; Deripaska puts positive spin on stray dogs story; cancer suicide patient blames incompetent administration; Pussy Riot row continues, released pair plan to run for office; Otkritie fraud ruling. A Russian media expert says the closure of independent television channel […]

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