RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 8, 2017

TODAY: Putin signs law decriminalising domestic violence, orders armed forces check for war time readiness; Kremlin still upset about Fox News debacle; Lavrov praises Trump’s position on Ukraine; Roskomnadzor blocks one porn site, unblocks another; Kara-Murza confirmed poisoned; ECHR awards compensation to Russians blocked from demonstrating; RDIF expecting $1bn in new capital this year; science […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 28, 2016

TODAY: Reporter Grigory Pasko attacked in Barnaul; journalist who attempted to expose election fraud charged with it himself; Patriarch Krill hardens abortion stance; anti-Kremlin protester arrested once more; Putin linked to Gunvor in Dozhd TV broadcast; MH17 investigation likely to show Buk missile behind tragedy; rumours swirl around Investigative Committee; grain harvest applauded by Putin; ecologists express concerns over Siberian wildfires.

Interview with Daily Sabah on the Threat of the Gülen Organization

Today a feature interview with Robert Amsterdam was published on the front page of Sabah newspaper in Turkey. A translated version of the interview is featured on the digital version of Daily Sabah, which can be read here.  Below, an excerpt: The mafia-like network created by the Gülen Movement is a threat to the U.S. […]

Thai Lawyers Demand Justice Following Arrests of Protesters

As readers of this blog will know, 22nd May marked the 1st anniversary of Thailand’s most recent military coup d’etat. To mark this anniversary, groups of Thai students around the country engaged in civil disobedience and protest against the military regime. In typical fashion the Thai military reacted with draconian brutality, beating and arresting 38 students. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 22, 2014

TODAY: Prosecutors seek ten years for Navalny; China pledges to help Russia in finance turmoil; Lesin to step down from media role.  Russia will never be intimidated, says Putin; invites North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow; crisis tactics, gold and assets. Russian prosecutors have asked a court to sentence opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 10 […]

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

TODAY: Memorial moves to defer its closure; citizens’ anger mounts over currency decline; no protection from rising costs.  Sweden says Russian jet nearly collided with commercial liner; Moscow points finger at NATO; gay rights critic storms Moscow club. Long-standing human rights group Memorial, under threat of dissolution by the Kremlin, has sent a revised charter […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2014

TODAY: Putin’s India visit results in energy deals; Moscow cancels Uzbekistan debt; ruble trouble continues. Opposition activist placed on wanted list; school designated ‘foreign agent’, Putin influence noted by Time.   Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has yielded a deal in which Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom will supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2014

TODAY: Bashneft now in government hands; economic gloom persists; food prices expected to rise dramatically; Russia to talk weapons and nuclear with India; suspect in Litvinenko case hired as consultant on show about his murder; Usmanov’s noble/Nobel intervention. Russian oil company Bashneft has now been returned to the government following the controversial seizure of assets owned by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 9, 2014

TODAY: Russia accuses West of seeking regime change through sanctions; ‘Day of Silence’ in Ukraine in attempt to rebuild ceasefire; Mistrals or money says Kremlin; military spending splurge. Ruble falling with oil prices; investor jitters widespread.  Gas flow to Ukraine resumes; TV channel Rain seeking home once more. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has told […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 8, 2014

TODAY: Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks democracy in St Petersburg; opposition rally in Moscow; French President makes impromptu visit to Putin; Russian aircraft impounded in Nigeria.  Default on the horizon? Social unrest may result from recession, warn analysts; Moscow mulls South Stream alternative options. Despite a slew of attempts by the authorities to thwart him, Yukos founder […]