RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 1, 2014

TODAY: Russia hit with second major Yukos ruling; law restricting bloggers comes into effect; new U.S. ambassador John Tefft.  Sberbank hit by E.U. sanctions; social optimism reportedly reaches a new high; the power of propaganda. Following on from Monday’s order to pay $50 billion in a ruling at the Hague, the ECHR has now ordered Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 31, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin launches ban on Polish food imports in apparent tit-for-tat; slams new sanctions. German-brokered plan to solve Ukraine crisis afoot?  NATO badly positioned to counter Russia threat, report says; Moscow denies U.S. claim it violated missile treaty; Voina back to Russia?  Russia has announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland, along with […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 17, 2014

TODAY: EU and US increase Russia sanctions, target companies directly, Lavrov says news is ‘sad’; activists take complaints to ECHR; Kirov authorities ban gmail for students; house arrest extended for Navalny associate; Russia and Cuba to re-open spy base. Europe and the US have increased their economic sanctions against Russia over claims of the Kremlin’s […]

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

TODAY: Putin shuns isolationism as poll reveals growing international dislike of Russia; capital flight for 2014 already surpasses 2013; new law for foreign internet providers; Navalny associates’ apartments raided; Crimean airspace still Ukrainian, says ICAO; new BRICS bank to launch; Klebnikov murder remains unsolved; Russia’s top designers. President Vladimir Putin says that Russia needs to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2014

TODAY: Diplomats promise to agree on new cease-fire by Saturday; Medvedev blames Poroshenko, US continues to support Ukraine; ultra-nationalist says he feels abandoned by Russia; Moscow reveals long-term message via Security Council; Moldova’s EU ties violate human rights, says Rogozin; journalists targeted in Luhansk; Yandex may escape regulation; crime boss extradited. The Foreign Ministry released […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 14, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine’s acting president says it’s war; deaths on both sides as Kiev meets pro-Russian separatists with force; Russia calls emergency UN meeting, quarrels ensue; Naftogaz suspends gas payments; thousands protest in favour of media freedom in Moscow; Khodorkovsky prison book published; Russia spent more than US on military last year. The acting President of […]

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

TODAY: Duma votes to annex Crimea; U.S. and E.U. both extend their original sanctions; Lavrov says Ukraine must become a federal state; Shoigu promises no further moves into Ukraine; Moscow looking towards Asia; Prosecutor General wants Navalny page banned. Russia’s State Duma voted overwhelmingly in favour of a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, and […]

Who’s Afraid of Kim Dotcom?

But you don’t have to like Kim’s style – you may hold any opinion you wish – but what’s important is that his rights have been arbitrarily and selectively violated.