RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 7, 2013

TODAY: Moscow apologises to Norwegian reporters; Greenpeace activists detained in Moscow river protest; Bolotnaya supporters held in demonstration. Colombia rattled by Russia jets; property magnate Sergei Polonsky readies for Russian return; long-term economic forecasts gloomy; food prices soar; meteorite report.  The Russian government has apologised to two Norwegian journalists who complained of harassment by police […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 25, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace activists to be charged with piracy; Russia and U.S. at odds over Syria; ‘gas wars’ with Ukraine ‘over’; Tolokonnikova placed in solitary confinement; Russians satisfied with recent elections; gay rights protests continue. Russia has opened a criminal case against 30 Greenpeace activists found on board a Gazprom-owned oil rig in the Arctic, saying […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 28, 2013

TODAY: New accusations against Navalny’s credentials, Lebedev drops him from Aeroflot board nominees; Kerry comment amuses media; congressman says visa denial was ‘retaliation’; Pekhtin whistleblower Zayakin; Putin wants military upgrade; brain drain myth; Litvinenko’s body to be examined in secret. The Investigative Committee says that anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny is not a real […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 25, 2013

TODAY: Udaltsov pays fine in coins; Mitvol home searched; Lomakin leaves United Russia; public smoking ban signed by Putin; Kerry to meet Lavrov; Shatto adoption row continues; Ukraine will not pay Gazprom fine; Rosneft to complete TNK-BP deal early; Rogozin on arms procurement; Chelyabinsk meteor fever. Supporters of opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov, who is currently […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2013

TODAY: Russian adoptee dies in U.S.; new bill redefines conditions for seizing children; suspects arrested in Pakhomov death; Chelyabinsk residents cash in on meteorites; Yashin money to be investigated; Magnitsky trial postponed again; Russian still sending weapons to Syria; investment image problem. The Investigative Committee is demanding answers from Texas officials over the death of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2013

TODAY: Udaltsov birthday party ends in police scuffle; posthumous Magnitsky trial begins today; Pakhomov investigation premature; crime against journalists; meteor clean-up, Zhirinovsky blames U.S.; Kerry and Lavrov discuss meeting; Moscow Exchange sells its own shares; investor bear hug. A birthday party outside the Moscow apartment of opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, currently under house arrest on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2012

TODAY: U.S. Senate passes trade bill with Magnitsky List; tax blacklist to target dodgers; journalist shot dead in North Caucasus; Kremlin’s rights council says convinced of claims against Chelyabinsk prison; Lavrov and Clinton bicker over OSCE; Russia and Turkey; Gazprom jumping the gun on South Stream? The United States Senate passed its combined human-rights-trade bill […]

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

TODAY: Chelyabinsk prison demonstration; Internet providers under censorship pressures; U.N. report slams Russia over rights failures; ships sent to Gaza; former official charged with fraud; Lebedev fears prison, contracted killing; Medvedev critiques France’s Syria position. Over 250 inmates at the prison in Kopeysk, Chelyabinsk have been on strike since the weekend, demanding more relaxed conditions […]