RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 7, 2014

TODAY: Crimea to join Russia, U.S. announces Russia sanctions, E.U. and Australia consider following suit; Putin appeals to U.S. for continued good relations, NATO suspends military relations with Russia; VTsIOM announces healthy support for Russian invasion of Ukraine; bill would prosecute media for publishing anti-Russian material; For Human Rights suspended; Pussy Riot members attacked. Following […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin says Snowden must stop releasing U.S. secrets; Navalny launches mayoral campaign with speech; Justice Ministry says NGO checks are necessary; rights groups respond to new anti-homosexuality laws; Putin urges gas producers to team up against shale challenge; rocket crash. President Vladimir Putin said again that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden must find a country […]

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

TODAY: Nabiullina, Ulyukayev, and Belousov shuffle indicates shift towards interventionist economics; legal expert summoned for questioning over Yukos report; Nevzlin sentenced in absentia; Bolotnaya trial begins; Snowden diplomatic row continues, Kerry warns of consequences; For Human Rights given three days. Elvira Nabiullina, the new head of the Central Bank as of yesterday, resisted calls for radical […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 24, 2013

TODAY: For Human Rights employees violently evicted; Pussy Riot tour to spread message, oppose homosexual propaganda ban; Russia wants St. Petersburg UNESCO status revoked; Nabiullina takes helm at Central Bank, warns against talk of rouble devaluation; Borodin interview; Snowden’s flight to Moscow causes diplomatic consternation; Merkel rows with Putin over art thefts. Lev Ponomaryov, the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 9, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin’s ‘gray cardinal’ ousted; U.S. fears Russia’s weapons sales to Syria; Putin makes Victory Day Parade speech; human rights groups say Russia wants NGOs out; Titov calls for release of white-collar criminals; businessman arrested in journalist beating; Berezovsky buried. Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov has been ousted from his post by President Vladimir Putin, […]