Tag Archives: United Russia

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 6, 2014

TODAY: Khodorkovsky vows to set Russia straight; political elite rumoured to be at war; investors avoid Russian stocks due to falling ruble; China and Russia flexing military air power, planning new energy deals; Latvian pro-Russia party wins most votes in parliamentary elections; Statoil teams up with Naftogaz; Putin pardons former FSB member; theatre legend dies. […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 16, 2014

TODAY: Ruble reaches new low, Western sanctions hit oil producers; Russia to create a crisis fund to help targeted companies; Dozhd producer attacked; United Russia wins most seats in election; Lebedev bank searched; watchdog to log bloggers’ info’; Vkontakte hacked. The ruble hit a new record low against the dollar yesterday, of 38 rubles per […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 15, 2014

TODAY: Regional elections see low turnout and reports of falsifications; extended U.S. sanctions target energy sector and raise doubts about Arctic projects; crisis fund to help sanction-affected companies on the cards; plans for railway to bypass Ukraine; Orthodox Church takes to the air waves.  United Russia candidates have reportedly shown a strong performance in the regional […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2014

TODAY: West considers extending sanctions to energy sector; Russia tests ICBM and orders drills; Ukraine’s President upbeat on ceasefire; Washington determined to thwart Mistral deal. Gazprom makes sudden cut to exports to Poland; Sechin’s influence acknowledged; man accused of being IS member detained in Moscow.  The United States and European Union are reportedly seriously considering […]

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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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