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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 27, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: Russia sees ‘little cause for optimism’ as US releases formal response to Russian demands; US is ‘prepared either way’; Sanctions in the event of war would be crippling, according to US official; Even the thought of war is inadmissible, Kremlin claims; China says Russia’s “legitimate security concerns” should be taken seriously by Washington

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 25, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: EU diplomats to stay in Ukraine; EU maintains unity vis-a-vis Russia, but barely; Russia’s business elite ‘suffers in silence’; Ruble and markets in freefall; US promises even more painful sanctions; Ministry of Finance opposes ban on cryptocurrency proposed by Central Bank; Russian media reports Croatia would “recall all troops” from NATO in case of conflict with Ukraine; Kadyrov, big spender

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 21, 2022

the globe unlikely to be caused by a malign foreign actor; “Putin Accountability Act” in US House names targets; US to evacuate embassy staff in Ukraine; More Russian troops to border; Calvey gets a reprieve; US to ‘formally address’ Russian grievances that Western powers threaten Russia

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 19, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: Russian forces complete withdrawal from Kazakhstan; Tokayev says everything is well in Kazakh politics; Erdogan invites Putin and Zelensky to Turkey for talks; EU divided on potential Russian sanctions, and would they even work anyway?; Blinken and Lavrov to meet

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 10, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS – US-Russia talks in Geneva; Germanyt says Nord Stream 2 still doesn’t meet requirements; Russia curbing hostile coverage of Ukraine; An “opportunity” for the Kremlin in Kazakhstan unrest; Former Kazakh security chief arrested on treason charges; “What’s Russia’s logic in the current crisis?”

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 5, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: Kazakhstan erupts in unrest, cabinet resigns, internet disconnected, Government appeals to CSTO for help; New year, same economic troubles for Russia?; COVID-19 cases on the decline in Russia after trebling for months

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 3, 2022

Today in Russia: Predicting the future of Russian foreign policy; Nuclear weapons pledge signed by Russia and four others; Vladislav Klyushin: How much does he know and what has he told US prosecutors?; Ukrainian theater director arrested in Italy at Moscow’s request; Russia-China Arctic energy cooperation; On Russia-China borderlands

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – December 1, 2021

Today in Russia: Putin says his “right” to run again in 2024 gives stability, but too early to say; COVID-19 restrictions in Russia increased; Russia says Ukraine massing troops; Some US Embassy staff in Moscow to be forced to leave by 31 January in retaliation; US professor deported from Russia after his home institution declared undesirable; Russia to develop an AI-powered ‘protest detector”

Full Text of Letter to Ottawa Police in Volgemut Case

The following is the full text of the letter sent by Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Partners LLP to Chief Peter Sloly of the Ottawa Police (see press release here). URGENT Chief Peter Sloly Ottawa Police Services 474 Elgin Street Ottawa, Ontario slolyp@ottawapolice.ca September 28, 2021 RE: Aleksandra Nicole Volgemut, DOB: October 28 2018 Dear […]

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Retained by Tanzanian Political Prisoner Freeman Mbowe

The following press release was distributed to media today. Freeman Mbowe, a Tanzanian opposition politician and chairman of the Chadema party who was arrested in nighttime police raid this past July, will be represented by international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, founding partner of Amsterdam & Partners LLP, in coordination with local defense counsel. The arrest of […]