RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 9, 2015

TODAY: Transparency International falls victim to NGO law; corruption skyrocketing says former Finance Minister; Ilya Ponomaryov discusses future in Russia or elsewhere; BBC says reports of child death in Ukraine fabricated; Putin’s meeting with Greek PM sees no economic agreements; Russia looks to woo Thailand with fighter jets; film makers turn their attention to fast […]

Putin On The Ritz

The new Global Corruption Barometer from Transparency International has apparently found that 50% of Russians believe that corruption in Russia has increased in the past two years.  A decreasing number (5%) believe that Putin’s efforts to battle graft are effective. 0% of people polled believe they are ‘very effective’.  Some might be surprised at the idea […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 6, 2012

TODAY: Protesters turn to party politics; small group marches to mark anniversary of December 5 protests; Kudrin teaming up with Navalny; Perepelichnyy linked to Litvinenko suspect; Russia low on corruption index; Credit Suisse to close Moscow arm; Pussy Riot penalty could be used to block parole.  Members of the public are turning away from protest […]