Tag Archives: Sochi

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 9, 2014

TODAY: ECHR to prioritise Navalny arrest appeal; Total head says Europe needs Russian gas; US detention of MP’s son angers Kremlin; NATO chief says Russia duplicitous on Ukraine; Lithuania President slams Russian ‘chauvinism’; Sochi to be gambling zone; priest slams football boots. The European Court of Human Rights is to review and give priority to the […]

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

TODAY: Kiev, Nato and U.S. say Russia preparing to invade Ukraine; Kiev returns to E.U. deal; OSCE to send monitors to Ukraine; Belarus says annexation of Crimea a bad precedent; sanctions hit Russian economy, Kremlin retaliates; two killed at new Sochi resort. Russia says it is in compliance with international troop limits on the border […]

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

TODAY: Death toll continues to mount in Kiev; Lavrov berates West for meddling; Pussy Riot whipped in Sochi performance; the costs of hosting the Olympics; credit rating drop and ruble free fall; blogging crackdown. A tentative ‘truce’ reached between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders in Kiev was quickly broken when nine protesters were shot dead in the space […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 29, 2014

TODAY: Putin rebukes E.U. for interfering in Ukraine, says loan is politically unconditional (Shuvalov disagrees); VTB to pay fine over Iran sanctions violation; CPJ notes restrictions on Sochi reporting; Fetisov quits business for politics; Bastrykin goes after Moscow judge; Polonsky never to return home. Russia and the E.U. met for a summit in Brussels yesterday […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 27, 2014

TODAY: Foreigners doubt Sochi safety measures will suffice, militants threaten more attacks; Mayor says there are no gay people in Sochi; bill would alter homophobic law; ‘foreign agents’ law up for review; Russia to double Asia exports; Baikalsk to close; Lebedev released. Russia’s security ‘ring of steel’ around Sochi is not convincing foreign observers that the […]

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

TODAY: Putin celebrates Orthodox Christmas; security deployed in Sochi, victims of bombs still hospitalised; Khodorkovsky vows to campaign for political prisoners; Church has ‘gay system’; Usmanov is Russia’s richest; Syria to offer Russian for schoolchildren. Orthodox Russians are celebrating Christmas today; President Vladimir Putin attended a service at Sochi’s new church.  Over 30,000 police officers […]

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

TODAY: Dutch say ‘homosexual propaganda’ law is grounds for asylum as relations worsen on various fronts; HRW wants IOC to investigate journalists’ treatment in Sochi; Syria peace talks stall; Tolokonnikova moved to Siberia; ‘new nationalism’; Kasparov wants Latvian passport; Baumgertner wanted; Ukraine gas deals completed. The Dutch foreign minister, Frans Timmermans, says Russia’s new laws against […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 22, 2013

TODAY: FSB plotting new surveillance; EU court throws out Katyn case; Netherlands files lawsuit; Belarus wants compensation from Uralkali; Putin and Singh sign agreements; gay parenting bill withdrawn, for now; gay rights protesters try new Olympics angle. The FSB has drafted plans to implement heavier electronic surveillance by forcing Internet providers to store web traffic […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 21, 2013

TODAY: Russia stakes its Arctic territory as Greenpeace activists complain of harsh conditions; Tolokonnikova resumes hunger strike; Sochi worker claims unpaid wages; nationalist protest in St. Petersburg, Moscow police to facilitate volunteer patrol for illegal migrants; Katyn case goes to EU court; “Russia’s Murdochs”; oil giants sign accord. Alexandra Harris, the British Greenpeace activist currently […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 11, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace activists ailing in prison conditions; the Kosenko case sheds light on politically motivated trials; court ruling in favour of ex-cons participating in public office. Extreme income inequality; new FSA head; spats with Ukraine, Lithuania and the EU. ‘Russian prison – that’s even more extreme conditions than the North Pole’: the words of Veronika […]

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