RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 26, 2013

TODAY: Putin allies win contracts; Medvedev insists on good rapport with U.S. as poll reveals pessimism about bilateral relations; Kerry and Lavrov to meet; Schneerson documents are tip of iceberg; China gas agreement to involve Gazprom as company’s prices set to fall; investor immigration simplified; Depardieu in Chechnya. The biggest infrastructure contracts awarded by City […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 4, 2013

TODAY: Putin named most influential politician; Duma to consider nation-wide homosexuality ban; Gerard Depardieu granted Russian citizenship; adoption ban continues to draw ire; militant robots. Foreign Policy magazine has named President Vladimir Putin the most influential political, business, and social figure in the world.  The Duma is planning to consider imposing a national ban on […]