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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 21, 2020

Today in Russia: Record COVID-19 deaths reported, but Russian business lobbies for no new restrictions; Kremlin sees more conflict with the West; Russia; Kremlin accuses US of trying to overthrow pro-Russian president in Moldova; Russia hosts new talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but Armenian President says there is no diplomatic solution while Azerbaijan calls this hypocritical; United Russia’s new strategy to defeat Navalny’s candidates at the polls

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 19, 2020

Today in Russia: New COVID-19 record hit, nearly 16k new daily positives; Belarus protests march on despite police threat to open fire; Russia and Saudi Arabia continue oil diplomacy; Yandex-Tinkoff Bank deal ends in tears; EU sanctions on Russian officials for Navalny poisoning; Russia’s options range from “bad to worse” in Nagorno-Karabakh; Russian string-pulling in Kyrgyzstan – positive influence?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 6, 2020

Today in Russia: COVID-19 new cases reach near-record; Kyrgyzstan election and protests; “The Kremlin takes on a Resurrected Navalny”; Russia faces imminent surge in bankruptcies; The “unequal triangle” between Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan – a look at the numbers

Documenting Grave Allegations of Rights Violations, New White Paper Raises Alarm over Tanzania’s Presidential Campaign

Robert Amsterdam, the founder of Amsterdam & Partners LLP and the international lawyer advising opposition leader Tundu Lissu, has released a new white paper today documenting evidence of acts of unlawful intimidation and persecution of his client and his party by the CCM Government of President John Magufuli which have attacked the foundational rights and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 1, 2020

Today in Russia: Navalny accuses Putin of poisoning him, declares his intention to return to Russia, while Duma speaker says Navalny should tank Putin for saving him; Peskov accuses Navalny of working for CIA, Navalny intends to sue Peskov; What is Russia’s role in Nagorno-Karabakh dispute?; The sad story of historian Yuri Dmitriev; Moscow says 1/3 of companies’ employees should work from home as COVID-19 spikes again; 8945 new COVID-19 cases in Russia; Putin’s impenetrable quarantine bubble; Russian takes on Biden-Trump debate debacle; The ruble beholden to American elections; Russia inks another updated double taxation agreement; Lavrov on Russia-Germany relationship

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 22, 2020

Today in Russia: Pompeo says US will respond to Navalny poisoning once “all the the facts are available”; Navalny says Novichok was found “in and on” his body; Zelensky accuses Russia of trying to divide the world; Dmitry Trenin on Russia’s relationships with allies; Russia’s censor wants to make it easier on itself by banning latest encryption tools; Russian patients show no symptoms in Chinese vaccine trials; FinCEN tracking Russian domestic banking transactions; Putin may appoint Senators using presidential quota for first time

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 16, 2020

Today in Russia: Navalny posts first photo since poisoning; Putin and Lukashenko meeting; Shoigu in Minsk after “Slavic-Brotherhood 2020 exercises”; Jailed nationalist “Tesak” found dead in prison cell in apparent suicide; How Navalny ruined Lavrov’s recent trips; More trust for Putin than Trump; CAPTCHA hampers election analysis; One in seven Russian vaccine recipients see side-effects

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 14, 2020

Today in Russia: Putin meets Lukashenko, integration on the menu; Tikhanovskaya blasts Putin for meeting “usurper”; 100,000+ protest in Minsk – again; elections in Russia; NordStream 2 trouble continues; French and Swedish tests also find Navalny poisoned by Novichok; Record mortgages in August

Open Letter to the National Electoral Commission of Tanzania

Today Robert Amsterdam has issued the following open letter to Winston Charles, the Director of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Tanzania, on behalf of his client the presidential candidate Tundu Lissu. The letter states: “We write to express our growing concern about the National Electoral Commission’s (“NEC”) systematic disqualification of opposition candidates, particularly members […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 1, 2020

Today in Russia: Data of millions of US voters found on Russian darknet; Russia’s COVID-19 cases hit 1 million; Schools open despite raging virus; 2020 may see largest population decline in 14 years; Russians’ payment data should be stored in Russia; Prosecutors hit a snag in their case against Furgal; Lukashenko, formerly accusing Russia of interference but now beleaguered, now says the fatherland stretches from “Brest to Vladivstok”; Belarus opposition forms new political party; Lavrov blames German doctors for Russia’s failure to open investigation into Navalny poisoning