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

TODAY: Kaliningrad passes homosexual propaganda bill, Duma votes to make it effective nationwide, Defence Ministry denies reports about determining soldiers’ sexuality; forest defender stabbed; Council of Europe on North Caucasus torture; Karpov suing Browder; pressure on Razvozzhayev; Putin approval rate low; Davos image buffing. Kaliningrad has passed a bill to ban and impose fines on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 25, 2012

TODAY: Rights groups outraged at Razvozzhayev’s account of psychological torture, Duma deputy to seek his asylum in Europe; Kudrin think tank says Russians now believe in possibility of revolution; migrants offended by brochure; Rosneft deal shows Sechin’s rise; pension directors in bid to save funds; easyJet wins Moscow flights. Rights groups and opposition members, including […]