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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 27, 2014

TODAY: Crimea’s regional parliament seized amid clashes between pro-Russians and Tatars; Russian troops flex muscles; Yanukovych spotted near Moscow?  Navalny investigators seek house arrest; police officer accused of attacking Bolotnaya detainee; Putin’s popularity high; Michael McFaul says goodbye to Russia.  In a rapidly evolving situation, it has been reported that the regional government building and parliament in […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 7, 2014

TODAY: Putin legalises unpopular court merger, opens Olympics will call for world peace; Ban Ki-moon condemns Russian homophobia; Pussy Riot distance themselves from Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina; yogurt row with U.S.; VTB and Rostelecom merge. What better time to push through an unpopular piece of legislation than the first day of the Olympic games in Sochi? […]

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

TODAY: Further cable providers drop broadcaster Dozhd, watchdog investigates WWII poll; U.S. says Russia may have violated nuclear treaty; central bank pledges to defend a failing ruble; Rostelecom will sell stake to VTB; ‘gay propaganda’ law used against newspaper editor; Olympians call on Russia for tolerance. Two further cable providers have stopped broadcasting independent news […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 29, 2014

TODAY: Putin rebukes E.U. for interfering in Ukraine, says loan is politically unconditional (Shuvalov disagrees); VTB to pay fine over Iran sanctions violation; CPJ notes restrictions on Sochi reporting; Fetisov quits business for politics; Bastrykin goes after Moscow judge; Polonsky never to return home. Russia and the E.U. met for a summit in Brussels yesterday […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine turns its back on Europe and resumes dialog with Russia; Moldova to follow? Sechin is Russia’s highest-paid executive; further financial organisations may lose licenses; Ikea under fire over ‘homosexual propaganda’ issue; A Just Russia deputy attacked. In ‘a major victory for Russia’, Ukraine has abandoned its plans to forge closer ties with the […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine says harmony with Russia a priority but gas price row continues, Finland getting a deal; military cooperation with Servia, arms deal with Egypt; U.S. cancels helicopter deal; newspaper may have broken ‘gay propaganda’ law; inaugural meeting of Magnitsky commission; Kashin files complaint; ballerina alleges Bolshoi extortion. Ukraine’s Energy Minister Eduard Stavytsky has confirmed […]

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

TODAY: Nobel laureates appeal over Greenpeace activists; hopes for visa-free EU travel; diplomatic power play; Canada makes infrastructure promise; tycoons buy Tele2; Biryulyovo vs. Bolotnaya; new limousines; Snowden says Russia doesn’t have secret documents. Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Tawakkol Karman have written to Vladimir Putin to demand that charges […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 1, 2013

TODAY: Putin signs anti-gay bill into law, protesters detained after clashes; ‘illegal’ Navalny election leaflets seized at rally; Lebedev likely not to be jailed; new law grants bank account access; Rosneft in cooperation with Internal Affairs; Moscow government to buy popular tabloid; Ecuador says Snowden is Russia’s responsibility. President Vladimir Putin signed into law a […]

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

TODAY: G20 spy allegations provoke uneasy relations with U.S. and U.K.; Russia on its own on Syria at G8; Navalny takes witness stand; Freedom House sees worsening oppression in Eurasia; Alfa Group sets up London vehicle for $20 billion energy investment; Kremlin pulls reins on privatisation program.   New allegations leaked by Edward Snowden, that the […]

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