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

TODAY: Pro-Russia protesters storm Ukraine government buildings, Kiev blames Putin; Nato urges members to boost armed forces, Georgia and Azerbaijan worried; Merkel says E.U. ready with sanctions; Yatsenyuk rejects new Gazprom prices; Bush paints Putin. Ukraine’s acting president, Olexander Turchynov, called an emergency meeting after pro-Russian rallies in the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Lugansk ended […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2014

TODAY: Putin begins Sochi visit with snuggles, insists that Sochi ecology has improved as a result of construction; activists denied Olympic access; Nemtsov whistleblowing on Gazprom; cases against bloggers double; U.S. ambassador steps down; Syria opposition calls on Kremlin to restrain Assad; TNK lawsuit. President Vladimir Putin began his visit to Sochi by cuddling a […]

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

TODAY: Security concerns continue to dominate Sochi news; three more banks stripped of licenses, investors uneasy over Russia prospects; E.U. moves closer to South Stream completion; Moscow march honours Baburova and Markelov.  As the Olympics facilities in Sochi near completion, this piece reports on residents who still lack running water and proper sewage.  U.S. Congress members […]

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

TODAY: Anti-corruption head accused of plagiarism; sources respond to news of RIA Novosti’s imminent demise; hasty budget forecasts risk reserves, says IMF; Medvedev continues South Stream row; Yanukovych won’t budge on Russia; Sochi to have protest zones. Oleg Plokhoi, the head of the Kremlin’s brand new anti-corruption group, stands accused of plagiarism and of cheating […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s media shake up signals end of Ria-Novosti; draft text of amnesty law reaches Duma; ex-Yukos managers face embezzlement charges; Russia and Cuba reach Soviet debt deal; deputies gadget sacrifice. In a move widely interpreted as an attempt to reassert control of the media, President Putin has announced that agency Ria-Novosti will be dissolved and […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 25, 2013

TODAY: Kiev and Moscow to discuss gas contract as Ukrainians protest return to Russian influence; Serbian South Stream section underway; state giant price freezes; disappearing state funds; Greenpeace, Bolotnaya Square, Sochi. ‘Tens of thousands’ of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kiev yesterday to protest the government’s decision to re-open dialogue with Russia and abandon […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 28, 2013

TODAY: VKontakte ordered to remove group pages; population decline reversing? Nabucco pipeline threatened by South Stream; Borodin money-laundering case; anti-corruption wishlist; Putin in Bishkek for CTSO meetings; Olympic conference convenes; Arctic research platform; crane collapse.  Social network VKontakte has been ordered by the federal communications watchdog to remove all references to children’s fashion from its […]

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

TODAY: Corruption cases a Kremlin scheme? Protesters gather in support of jailed activists; Politkovskaya suspect case goes to court; Merkel meets Putin today; Gazprom consortium votes to finish South Stream; daylight savings, Putin’s health troubling investors; Mail.ru waiting on VKontakte. The recent emergence of two large-scale official corruption cases and the accusations linked to them […]

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