RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 13, 2016

TODAY: Russia faced with possible disqualification from Euro 2016 after mob violence; former Parnas chairman found guilty of bribery; leading opposition deputy divested of powers; number of people seeking to leave Crimea apparently increasing; as are the number trying to leave Russia; new film about Sergei Magnitsky depicts Kremlin’s interpretation of lawyer’s death. UEFA has decided to launch proceedings […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 30, 2015

TODAY: EU votes to extend anti-Russia sanctions; Human Rights Watch says Western complacency aggravated Ukraine crisis; Russia in tit-for-tat with U.S. over Magnitsky sanctions; interest rates still at crippling 17%; Putin’s daughter’s whereabouts revealed; opposition launch anti-Russian propaganda channel.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 26, 2015

TODAY: West threatens further sanctions in wake of increased violence in Ukraine; Lavrov says Russia ready to do what it takes, but falls short of taking responsibility; Rogozin says Ukraine punishments are really about other issues; LGBT activist fined for hosting support website; protesters detained in Moscow.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 24, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives in-depth interview, promises not to remain president forever, shrugs off sanctions; sharp increase in capital outflows, Kudrin says ruble will continue to fall; property prices dropping. Russiaa and Abkhazia to sign partnership agreement; Browder claims kidnap threat; Ekho Moskvy drawing up staff social media regulations.  In a lengthy new interview with philosopher Nikolay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 1, 2014

TODAY: May Day parade takes place amid economic gloom; IMF slashes growth forecast.  Ukrainian ballerinas stage tacit Putin protest; Eastern Ukraine wrestling away from central control. Mother of Russian conscript awarded by ECHR; demographic deficit; Eurovision.  In the first parade organised by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions since the collapse of the Soviet Union, more than […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 12, 2013

TODAY: Reactions to ‘shameful’ Magnitsky verdict pour in; Washington condemns the charge against dead lawyer; corruption in armed forces mounting, says new poll. Churkin decries Western reaction to Syria; Russia likely to throw spanner in Arctic conservation works. Gay tourists to face fines under propaganda laws; Orthodox activists find new way to neutralise Pussy Riot; […]

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

TODAY: Magnitsky found guilty of tax evasion in posthumous trial; Navalny rallies the troops for mayoral campaign; Federation Council suggests clarification of NGO law needed; Moscow’s tree-planting business. Oil reserves de-classified; Europe feels pinch of Russia’s Asian energy drive. Ban on Muslim headscarves in Russia’s south upheld.  In Russia’s first ever posthumous trial, the late Sergei […]

The Magnistky Act and the Impact on U.S.-Russia Relations

Donald Rumsfeld had better cancel that ski trip to Chechnya, because Russia plans to counteract the Magnitsky Act. What will the implications be for the broader U.S.-Russia relationship?