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

TODAY: BRICS bank is coup, or too late? Putin praises alliance, plans to discuss US sanctions at BRICS summit; Putin’s crackdown will hurt economy, says entrepreneur; Navalny allies lose Moscow City Duma places; Yukos allies expect payouts; Russia re-amassing troops on Ukraine border, says Kiev, NATO. The $100 billion BRICS development bank and reserve currency […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2014

TODAY: Embassy slams gay hate crime documentary and denies homophobia, despite evidence; Egypt close to sealing arms deal; Sochi activist jailed for three years; Dozhd lawsuit dropped; Lukoil pulls out of Vietnam project; Yukos lawsuits continue. A British documentary about attacks on homosexuals in Russia carried out by neo-Nazi group ‘Occupy Pedophilia’ has been slammed as […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 28, 2014

TODAY: Navalny publishes Sochi corruption website; Medvedev’s winter dacha exposed, IOC recommends athletes not to protest on podium; Nabiullina denies existence of bank black list; U.K. and Russia sign weapons deal; Ukraine borrows more from Russia; Rosneft appeals Yukos decision; Politkovskaya trial adjourned again. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has published online his investigation into inflated […]

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

TODAY: Foreigners doubt Sochi safety measures will suffice, militants threaten more attacks; Mayor says there are no gay people in Sochi; bill would alter homophobic law; ‘foreign agents’ law up for review; Russia to double Asia exports; Baikalsk to close; Lebedev released. Russia’s security ‘ring of steel’ around Sochi is not convincing foreign observers that the […]

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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 – Jan 16, 2014

TODAY: Central banker cries ‘stagflation’; Foreign Ministry slams EU society and economy; OECD slams Russian business climate; proposed law would allow police to search without warrant; Rosneft losing Yukos cases; Navalny asset seizure was lawful, says court; PhosAgro gets Japan loan. According to a top Russian central banker, the country is facing a mix of […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 13, 2014

TODAY: Poll names Putin as most admired; Khodorkovsky case troubling university; LUKoil faces hefty spill fine; Iran and Russia on verge of trade deal; Sochi protest zone location announced as police continue terror sweep; gay rights, Pussy Riot, Polonsky freed. A YouGov poll conducted for The Times newspaper named President Vladimir Putin the third most […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 27, 2013

TODAY: Arctic 30 leaving Russia; Khodorkovsky convictions to be reviewed; Sochi terrorism worries. Extra loans to Belarus; Ukrainian chocolate ban to be lifted; customs union momentum; cargo plane crash. Having dropped criminal charges against the 30 Greenpeace activists who have spent two months in jail for an Arctic oil rig protest, the Russian authorities have issued exit […]

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Khodorkovsky: Ten Years in Prison

In the ten years since Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested and imprisoned, it’s not just his young family members that have changed.  Russia’s economic and social landscapes have also changed, and not for the better.  Writing in the New York Times to mark the tenth anniversary of his arrest on October 25, 2003, Khodorkovsky discusses state […]

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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 25, 2013

TODAY: EEC summit sees Russia rigid on barring Ukraine from Customs Union; LGBT writers plan to release ‘underground’ book; U.S. espionage accusations dismissed; tenth anniversary of imprisonment of former Yukos head; Kremlin wants Rosneft money; Tolokonnikova investigation request denied. The Eurasian Economic Community summit was held in Minsk yesterday, with Turkey and India both expressing a […]

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