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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 21, 2021

Today in Russia: New US sanctions connected to Navalny; Belarus might face “Venezuela sanctions” as EU looks to hit Minsk where it hurts; Blowout in Armenian elections; Looming COVID-19 disaster, vaccine mandates, and vaccine skeptics

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2021

Today in Russia: “Overcoming mistrust” the name of the game at Biden-Putin meeting; US and Russian ambassadors will return to their posts; Sputnik V’s EU approval delayed; You can have Navalny back when you admit he’s a spy! Mandatory vaccination coming to some corners of Russia (nevermind what Peskov said); Prigozhin’s next target: Mediazona and its editor, prospective foreign agent; All overseas bank transfers to be verified

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 7, 2021

Today in Russia: Open Skies comes to a close; Biden’s big trip to Europe, the Putin-Biden finale, and some hurt feelings in Kyiv; Blinken makes headlines in Russia re Nord Stream 2; Nordgold’s London (re-)listing; Moscow to restrict food exports amid soaring prices; The new face of Russia’s political machine; Nur Sultan says don’t play politics at EUEA

International Women’s Day: A day of celebration or mourning?

Have you ever asked yourselves why we do celebrate Women’s Day every year? Yes, yes, I know… International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year in almost all the countries around the world, marking that women gained right to vote in Russia in 1917 after which March 8 officially became a national […]

Coup Plotters Are Not Victims. A Letter to US Senate on Turkey.

Today the following letter was delivered to the offices of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as well as the other co-signers of their February 9, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden on the subject of relations with the Republic of Turkey. Letter to US Senators on the Republic of Turkey | February […]

New White Paper Highlights Mongolian Government’s Attack on Rule of Law and Unlawful Persecution of Former Prime Minister

The following press release was distributed to media today. WASHINGTON DC, Feb 1, 2021 – Since coming into power in 2017, President Khaltmaa Battulga has plunged Mongolia’s democracy into a downward spiral of authoritarianism, abuses of anti-corruption law, and politically motivated persecutions of the president’s opponents, argues a new white paper published by Robert Amsterdam […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – December 7, 2020

Today in Russia: Dutch ruling on Yukos: What does it mean for Russian overseas assets? Health Minister calls for regional travel restrictions; More protests in Belarus; Nord Stream 2: US threats continue, Russia will do “everything” in its power to defend its interests; What’s Russia up to in Afghanistan?; Want a US visa, Mr/Ms Kuril Islands resident? You’re Japanese-born now; Netherlands next in line for double tax agreement scrutiny

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 17, 2020

Today in Russia: Mutating coronavirus found in Siberia; US passes Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act; Daily record of COVID-19 deaths; Freeze-dried virus; “Sitting out is not an option:” Russian bank chiefs on dealing with COVID-19; Moldova’s first female president; Navalny sues Peskov

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 12, 2020

Today in Russia: Michael Calvey released from house arrest; Russia says its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine 92 percent effective; Russian military launches investigation into downing of helicopter in Armenia; Sberbank’s new challenge: Mail.ru squabbles; Russia says sanctions against Germany and France over Navalny are coming; Ingushetia region on brink of bankruptcy

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 10, 2020

Today in Russia: Karabakh fighting may be coming to an end with new agreement, Russian peacekeepers en-route to the region; Baku’s mea culpa; No congrats (yet) for Biden; Russian election watching; Nearly 21,000 more cases of COVID-19; “Rapid ministers” as new Duma processes enacted in line with constitutional amendments