Tag Archives: United Russia

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

TODAY: G20 begins with awkward greetings, Syria disputes, and a BRIC currency pool plan; proposed law would deprive gays of parental rights; mayoral candidates in home stretch; Golos leader quits Russia; Mail.ru makes hefty Facebook share profit; Rosatom moves into U.K. All eyes were on President Vladimir Putin as he greeted his U.S. counterpart, Barack […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 26, 2013

TODAY: European Court says Khodorkovsky trial not political, but sees violations; Navalny sentencing to be evaluated by rights council; September elections to be freer than usual; gay community urges vodka boycott; Kremlin approves financial stimulus package; Yandex celebrates stock high, co-founder is in coma; officials stand up to U.S. Snowden threats. The European Court of Human Rights […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 16, 2013

TODAY: Rosbank chairman held over suspected bribes; witness at Navalny trial says he did not have authority to commit the crimes he is accused of; Golos to continue actions despite ‘foreign agent’ threats; Medvedev on business laws, Putin on corruption; Fogle saga draws laughter; United Russia loses a member. A criminal case has been opened […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 16, 2013

TODAY: Navalny expects a guilty verdict, Prokhorov slams comments by investigation spokesman; Peskov applauds competence of Magnitsky investigators; diplomatic tensions with U.S. to be addressed by Putin and Obama meetings, relationship with Germany seen to be suffering; millionaire United Russia deputies reveal earnings. Anti-corruption blogger and opposition head Alexei Navalny says he fully expects a […]

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

TODAY: Pussy Riot anniversary; Belkovsky stands by criticism of church; more Duma deputies to resign? Officials back down over Shatto death; Bastrykin calls for financial police; U.S. singles out Russia for cybercrime; Cuba debts partially written off. Yesterday was the first anniversary of Pussy Riot’s public performance of their Punk Prayer in a Moscow Orthodox […]

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

TODAY: Adoptions ban to remain in place until 2014; opposition activist says beating is political; United Russia would support ban on electoral blocs; Novatek and Gazprom LNG deal; navy’s new subs; bank forecasts; Serdyukov questioned; Duma deputy questioned over hunting; Steve Jobs memorial.  The ‘politically-motivated’ ban on U.S. adoptions will remain in place until January […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2012

TODAY: Tit-for-tat response to Magnitsky law; Putin emphasises need for patriotism, pledges to tackle graft; man held over TV host murder. Moscow ready to relinquish Azerbaijan radar base; Russia’s oil spill rap sheet. British conservative party denies links with Kremlin; Abramovich set for reduced stake in Norlisk; economic growth slows.  In a ‘symmetrical’ response to Washington’s Magnitsky bill, Russian […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 15, 2012

TODAY: Gubernatorial elections close, United Russia candidates win in all regions; Chirikova comes second in Khimki mayoral race; Human Rights Watch accuses Syria of using Russian cluster bombs, urges authorities to investigate homophobic attack. Gubernatorial election polls closed yesterday in five regions, with United Russia candidates expected to win all of them.  Opponents accused the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 4, 2012

TODAY: Alleged spy ring rumbled in U.S.; children’s charity considering Russia exit; Putin sets voting day to  advantage of ruling party; Solidarity activist sought; Evraz expands; Lithuania files suit with Gazprom. U.S. authorities have accused Kazakh-born Alexander Fishenko, along with 10 others, of stealing military technology for Russia.  The Foreign Ministry has refuted claims that […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 24, 2012

TODAY: United Russia lashes out at U.S. State Department, new bill could further limit NGOs; BP proposes to buy more Rosneft stock, appoint Russian director, after exiting TNK-BP; Kudrin says Russia is stagnating; Promsvyazbank plans IPO; Chechen campaign leader dies; time to rebrand the President?; no reduced sentence for Lebedev. United Russia has denied ‘groundless […]

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