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 News Blast – August 23, 2012

TODAY: Lawmakers want to strip Central Bank powers; Putin’s high-ranking dismissals; new Krasnodar floods; Khimki suspect arrested in Spain; WTO accession pros and cons; Osipova case will receive new evidence; ConocoPhilips sells stake in joint venture; MTS stripped of Uzbek licence. A group of Duma lawmakers wants to strip the Central Bank of its powers […]