RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin meets bomb victims in Volgograd, gives two New Year’s speeches; Strategy 31 protesters detained; adoption agreement with U.S. lapses; Orthodox academic sacked over blog posts; Pozner receives French honour; Tolokonnikova models for brand website. President Vladimir Putin flew to Volgograd to meet the victims of this week’s double suicide bombings and to discuss […]

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

TODAY: Navalny eyes presidency; Knopfler cancels Russia concerts over NGO raids, Kremlin threatens to fine organisations; Poland says no to Gazprom pipeline; Tele2 deal analysis; Russian Railways privatisation approved; energy tie-ups; Pozner interview. Opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny says he will run for president in 2018, and wants ‘to change the life of the country’ by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 29, 2013

TODAY: Magnitsky hearing planned for Feb 18, deceased lawyer’s mother calls for boycott; Navalny appeals to ECHR; Pozner apologises to ward off threats of tv ban; Putin dismisses leader of Dagestan; Deripaska goes after Central Bank; possible Polyus Gold buyers named; Thais protesting Russian business; Naftogaz, Zhirinovsky, Filin. A Moscow court has set preliminary hearings […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 19, 2012

TODAY: Magnitsky Bill passes in U.S. House, Foreign Ministry promises to respond; Merkel and Putin spar, sign deals; Putin accuses Pussy Riot of anti-Semitism; Moldova blocks expanded formal Russian presence; further arrests made in corruption cases; Pozner on Razvozzhayev.  Backers of the Magnitsky Bill, which would penalise Russians suspected of human rights abuses, are anticipating […]

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 […]