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

TODAY: Putin eases protest restrictions for Olympics, tests sports facilities, makes promises for this year’s G8 presidency; watchdog calls for release of imprisoned journalists; Khodorkovsky arrives in Switzerland; U.S. to ease up on Magnitsky List; interview with Olga Golodets. President Vladimir Putin has loosened restrictions on demonstrations during the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, a move […]

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

TODAY: FSB plotting new surveillance; EU court throws out Katyn case; Netherlands files lawsuit; Belarus wants compensation from Uralkali; Putin and Singh sign agreements; gay parenting bill withdrawn, for now; gay rights protesters try new Olympics angle. The FSB has drafted plans to implement heavier electronic surveillance by forcing Internet providers to store web traffic […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 10, 2013

TODAY: New charges pending for Greenpeace activists; Putin submits proposal to dissolve Supreme Arbitration Court; next year’s Olympics ‘could flop’; Netherlands apologises as Russia threatens to extend embargo; IMF says economy out of ideas; massive wealth inequality. Russian investigators are expected to press new charges against some of the 28 Greenpeace activists and two journalists […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 8, 2013

TODAY: Putin invites visitors to Olympics, sacks official for delays; daylight savings may be resumed to cash in on broadcasting; $4 billion in misappropriated defence funds; Ashurkov raided over Navalny case; Lebedev case upheld; new Kuril Islands row; Naftogaz won’t pay. President Vladimir Putin invited to Russia ‘all those who love sports and fair uncompromising […]

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

TODAY: Putin promises Olympic site will be ready on time, slams officials over delays and costs; court backs Madonna over homosexual propaganda case; rights ombudsman says same-sex marriage laws in Europe will complicate Russian adoptions; VTB loses U.K. court bid; NGOs complain in E.U.; Kasparov slams Goldman Sachs image deal; Udaltsov fistfight at Dolmatov memorial; […]

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