RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 14, 2012

TODAY: Media watchdog may backtrack on blocked websites; Russian Railways fined for manipulating market; Medvedev denies Putin’s ill health, says he backs current development; Daghestani lawyer wins rights prize; BP and AAR end litigations; Gazprom loses out on supply deal; physicist spy sentence cut. The Mass Media Inspection Service acknowledged that its mechanism for blocking […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 18, 2012

TODAY: AAR reportedly agrees to sell its stake to TNK-BP, Rosneft could buy BP stake also, reports remain unconfirmed; Dvorkovich says Rosneft does not yet have government approval; Putin speaks out against weapons chides; Udaltsov placed under house arrest; business lobbies Kremlin over Kyoto. Various reports are circulating about TNK-BP today.  Alfa-Access-Renova, BP’s Russian partners […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 10, 2012

TODAY: Various Russians up for human rights awards; Pussy Riot appeal; opposition candidates drop out of gubernatorial race; AAR to sell stake if Rosneft takes TNK-BP; Iraq deals signify strong relations with Russia; ammunition explosion in Orenburg; Romney made money out of Russia in 1990.  The editor of Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow), and one […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 1, 2012

TODAY: Pussy Riot appeal today, Church suggests would support lighter sentence if group ‘repent’; Ponomaryov banned from speaking in the Duma for a month; lawmakers push for strong Internet controls; Georgian opposition candidate suspected of Russia links; USAID ceases operations; AAR hires bank for TNK-BP bid; pensions and World Cup finance. A Moscow court is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 27, 2012

TODAY: Alexander Lebedev charged with hooliganism; AAR will make cash offer for TNK-BP stake; Nashi offers Pussy Riot bounty; Udaltsov arrest illegal; Romney under fire for Russian investments; Putin re-iterates Syria position; Medvedev negotiates with President over Rosneftegaz holdings. Billionaire businessman Alexander Lebedev has been charged with public disorder and battery and faces up to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 27, 2012

TODAY: Kasparov acquitted, releases statement and ‘falsified’ police reports; Pussy Riot members flee Russia; activists chainsaw wooden crosses; intelligence service to monitor blogs and influence opinion; Ukrainian President seeks Russian support; Greenpeace continue to target Gazprom’s Arctic rigs; horizontal drilling; TNK-BP denies AAR links; expanding Russian retail. Garry Kasparov has been acquitted of participating in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 19, 2012

TODAY: Obama and Putin discuss Syria situation after top ministers killed, Russia blocks proposed sanctions; U.S. Senators approve bill establishing permanent normal trade relations, but Magnitsky Act is attached; NGO ‘foreign agent’ law passed; TV chief open to working with Navalny; AAR interested in BP’s TNK-BP stake. U.S. President Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin had […]