Tag Archives: WTO

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 23, 2014

TODAY: Fighting continues in Ukraine despite ceasefire, Putin supports an end to violence; Estonia wants permanent NATO protection; new charges against Navalny; Russia takes sanctions woes to WTO; population grows for the first time in 23 years. Both Ukrainian and Russian sources reported renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine yesterday, despite a unilateral ceasefire having been […]

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

TODAY: Putin’s annual Q+A expected to focus on Ukraine; Kiev’s attempts to regain control of Donetsk thwarted; 3 dead at Mariupol base; little expected from talks scheduled for today. The West’s financial leverage; Turkey approves South Stream; the art of protesting under fire.    President Putin’s annual live Q+A session which takes place today is expected […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 24, 2014

TODAY: Platon Lebedev to be freed; tax arrears charges remain; Elton John decries gay rights infringement in Russia; Freedom House report sees setbacks in civil liberties. Kremlin dismisses Sochi terror threat; Ukraine’s gas bill. The former business partner of freed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Platon Lebedev, has been offered early release from prison and is expected to […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 9, 2013

TODAY: Bolotnaya protester sent into forced psychiatric care; court rejects Greenpeace appeal; Sweden backs Russia in Magnitsky row; Putin and Kerry agree on Syria; ties with Lithuania, Ukraine, Netherlands suffering; Deripaska writes on WTO; Navalny lambasts Yakunin; Tolokonnikova lawyers go to Federal Chamber. Despite video footage and testimonials indicating that he was not part of […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 19, 2013

TODAY: Navalny released from custody in surprise move; thousands of protestors gather in Moscow in support of leader; criticisms of verdict pour in; what future for the opposition movement? Markets react nervously; Obama keeps Russia guessing on travel plans; WTO dispute deepens.    Up to 6,000 people have gathered in Moscow in unauthorised protests against […]

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

TODAY: HRW praises work of slain Daghestani reporter; urges authorities to undertake full investigation; poll reveals Russians dispirited about war on graft. Official tweets generate confusion about Snowden; government to tighten control of Internet. Moscow suggests Syrian rebels have used sarin; Russia faces first WTO dispute over car manufacturing. Human Rights Watch has urged that the […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2012

TODAY: Putin in Turkey slams NATO missile plan; Obama urges renewal of nuclear disarmament partnership; journalist questioned over blog post; cases against opposition members continue; Abramovich to take stake in Norilsk Nickel; WTO membership to affect legal procedure; London embassy row; animator Khitruk dies. In Turkey yesterday on his first trip in two months, President […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 22, 2012

TODAY: NGOs targeted; Razvozzhayev charged with 15-year-old robbery; Putin’s WTO pessimism; wind farm plans; Shoigu in China; Rushydro to be recapitalised; OMV reconsiders relationship with Gazprom; Khodorkovsky criticises Dudley; YouTube removed from web blacklist. At least four non-governmental organisations were harassed with graffiti and pickets after the new law, under which foreign-funded NGOs must register […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 24, 2012

TODAY: Yabloko backs Chirikova for Khimki Mayor; Russia’s rights ombudsman will challenge Pussy Riot sentence; protesters face jail for May 6 action; Chubais focusing on importing R&D; Ukraine asserts energy independence from Russia with Skifska; Novatek edging out Gazprom; LGBT victory for Vkontakte users. The Yabloko party said it would back renowned environmental activist Yevgenia […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 22, 2012

TODAY: Russia enters WTO; on verge of securing oil deal with Syria, Russia promises the former will not use chemical weapons; Putin pumps diesel industry, Gazprom’s exports plummet?  Think-tank says Kremlin is grooming Politburo 2.0; Pussy Riot to trademark name; Gudkov wants warning dropped; would-be Putin assassin’s extradition delayed. Russia has ended its 19-year wait […]

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