RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 27, 2013

TODAY: Germany warns Moscow on NGO raids; senator quits in citizenship scandal; urban election transparency. Berezovsky remembered; teenage Russian orphan claims abuse at hands of American adoptive parents; Hermitage Russia fund to close. BRICS meeting sees deals on nuclear and helicopters; development bank in the works. Another branch of the Memorial rights organization in Moscow has […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 15, 2013

TODAY: Adoptions ban furore continues, Deputy Prime Minister speaks out; former EBRD rep charged with fraud; activist beaten; Ryazan almost bankrupt; Ukraine and Russia seeking closer ties; Yuri Schmidt remembered. Organisers of the weekend’s march against the ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian children, which drew thousands, have expressed anger over state television coverage of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 11, 2013

TODAY: Adoptions ban to remain in place until 2014; opposition activist says beating is political; United Russia would support ban on electoral blocs; Novatek and Gazprom LNG deal; navy’s new subs; bank forecasts; Serdyukov questioned; Duma deputy questioned over hunting; Steve Jobs memorial.  The ‘politically-motivated’ ban on U.S. adoptions will remain in place until January […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 31, 2012

TODAY: Putin signs adoptions bill, Russians support it; Magnitsky suspect acquitted; passenger jet crash kills five; Syria conflict; Serdyukov remains silent; police to secure New Year’s festivities. As predicted, Vladimir Putin gave his signed approval to a bill banning U.S. citizens from adopting Russian children.  The Church quickly voiced its support for the bill, earning […]