Tag Archives: Stalin

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 10, 2014

TODAY: Suspected Sochi terrorist arrested in Turkey; Putin watches figure skaters take first gold; opening ceremony lauded as ‘gayest’ ever; Bitcoin crackdown; forty detained in Dozhd support rally; Galina Shirshina interview; new diplomatic row with U.S. A Ukrainian man was arrested in Turkey over the weekend after allegedly trying to hijack a flight that he […]

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

TODAY: Carry-on liquids banned from flights across the country; actor slurs gay community again; Patriarch Kirill cheers inmates, Church attacked over Stalin calendar; officials accused of poaching; Russia blocks U.N.’s Syria statement; Vanity Fair talks to Masha Gessen; Regina Derieva obituary. As part of heightened security measures implemented in Sochi in the run-up to the […]

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

TODAY: Khordokovsky will be pardoned, Putin announces at end of news conference; MICEX jumps at the surprise news; attempt to propitiate Sochi critics? President denounces Arctic 30 and pities Pussy Riot; has no plans for a successor.  Washington will not expand Magnitksy list; Syria; helicopters.  Just as his four-hour press conference was drawing to a […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 5, 2013

TODAY: Putin and Yanukovych meet, no decision reached on gas price; anniversary of Stalin’s death; Rusal’s plans to shrink output could cause unrest; Putin allies increase wealth; Alyokhina denied suspended sentence; first lesbian magazine published; suspect arrested in Filin attack. Following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, President Vladimir Putin said that there […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 1, 2013

TODAY: HRW slams Russia for worst human rights year since Soviet times; Russia welcomes new U.S. Secretary of State; Pussy Riot member sent to hospital; central bank rejects Putin’s calls to ease monetary policy; Ukraine says it will settle with Gazprom according to the terms of its contract; temporary return of ‘Stalingrad’ draws criticism. The Foreign […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 31, 2012

TODAY: Treason law passed; Stalin’s terror remembered; opposition hold rally for modern day victims of repression; Pozner seconds criticisms of the treatment of Leonid Razvozzhayev. Russian orthodox monastery faces unseemly allegations; Altimo takes control of Vimpelcom; TNK-BP profits soar; Sochi compensation  The Federation Council has passed a controversial new bill that would redefine high treason […]

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