Tag Archives: Vladimir Zhirinovsky

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2014

TODAY: Russia to spend emergency budget on Crimea, upgrade Black Sea fleet; Obama says Russia will not turn back on Crimea, warns against further action; U.S. seeks to boost energy output to hurt Russia; Duma wants to limit showings of American films; Tymoshenko urges violence in leaked audio; Kosenko verdict upheld; economist Mikhail Dmitriyev violently […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2014

TODAY: Russia and Europe trade blame over further deaths in Ukraine; Ekho Moskvy under threat; Pussy Riot protesters detained in Sochi; Razvozzhayev/Udaltsov trial begins; Navalny calls out Lebedev; Russia dominates Europe in energy. The death count in Ukraine has reached eighteen after police opened fire on protesters yesterday; Russia blamed the heightened situation on ‘Western politicians […]

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

TODAY: Kudrin warns on financing Ukraine; loan to Hungary will fund nuclear plants; critics attack Aksana Panova ban; U.S. journalist’s Russia ban is payback, sources say; Politkovskaya trial resumes with new jury; Pussy Riot visit their former jail; Sobyanin congratulated for fairness in last election; Zhirinovsky’s relationship advice. Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has expressed […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 20, 2013

TODAY: Khordokovsky will be pardoned, Putin announces at end of news conference; MICEX jumps at the surprise news; attempt to propitiate Sochi critics? President denounces Arctic 30 and pities Pussy Riot; has no plans for a successor.  Washington will not expand Magnitksy list; Syria; helicopters.  Just as his four-hour press conference was drawing to a […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 7, 2013

TODAY: U.S.-Russia meetings to go ahead as Obama raises spectre of Cold War; court cuts Khodorkovsky’s sentence by two months; spotlight on migrant workers; Politkovskaya witnesses to be questioned in private; dissident priest stabbed; gasoline, sulfur, rubber, construction, infrastructure. A high-level meeting between American and Russian officials will go ahead this Friday despite tensions over […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 30, 2013

TODAY: Open Government will continue to work with Guriyev, thought to have fled over Khodorkovsky investigation; Pussy Riot convictions upheld; Moscow Mayor is anti-migrant workers, Zhirinovsky is anti-homosexuality; Rosneft cuts off local refiners; Russia teaming up with Latin America; Lavrov criticises E.U. Syria move as Assad confirms receipt of missiles; wrestling, Larry King.  Prime Minister […]

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

TODAY: Berezovsky death ‘consistent with hanging’, suspicions remain; Amnesty offices searched; Putin backs Cyprus bailout deal; Gazprom firm on Ukraine prices; China’s new energy deals; Zhirinovsky re-elected. According to the postmortem examination, the cause of Boris Berezovsky’s death was ‘consistent with hanging’, and ruled out the possibility of a violent struggle, but as RFE/RL notes, the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 14, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin’s rights council defends Navalny; A Just Russia ejects the Gudkovs; Razvozzhayev ‘disappears’; Hague criticises Lavrov on handling of Magnitsky case, Russia warns U.K. against arming Syrian rebels; economists analyse Nabiullina nomination; energy projects pending with China and Japan; Putin proposes Soviet-style phys ed. The Kremlin’s human rights council has defended Alexei Navalny, saying […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2013

TODAY: Udaltsov birthday party ends in police scuffle; posthumous Magnitsky trial begins today; Pakhomov investigation premature; crime against journalists; meteor clean-up, Zhirinovsky blames U.S.; Kerry and Lavrov discuss meeting; Moscow Exchange sells its own shares; investor bear hug. A birthday party outside the Moscow apartment of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, currently under house arrest on […]

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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 […]

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