RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 6, 2013

TODAY: United Russia’s liberal platform seen as a trick; Belykh could lose his post; Medvedev ‘clinging to job’; no closure of children’s hospital in St. Petersburg; resentment in Sochi; preservationists detained; Razvozzhayev’s lawyer detained; Georgian PM pledges to rebuild ties; $1.4 billion sought by Agriculture Minister. Analysts say that United Russia’s new ‘liberal’ platform calling […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 26, 2012

TODAY: Ukrainian opposition attacks its government over tipping point activist abduction, Razvozzhayev retracts confession; Krasnodar cancels Halloween in schools; Putin discusses Rosneft, Pussy Riot at Valdai Club, accuses western media of hypocrisy; Defense Ministry under investigation; Branson to lobby Kremlin. A spokesperson for the Ukrainian Interior Ministry confirmed that activist Leonid Razvozzhayev was abducted in Kiev […]

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 […]