RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 17, 2014

TODAY: EU and US increase Russia sanctions, target companies directly, Lavrov says news is ‘sad’; activists take complaints to ECHR; Kirov authorities ban gmail for students; house arrest extended for Navalny associate; Russia and Cuba to re-open spy base. Europe and the US have increased their economic sanctions against Russia over claims of the Kremlin’s […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 14, 2014

TODAY: Russia threatens Ukraine in wake of more fighting; Merkel and Putin meet in Brazil; Italy blocking sanctions? Putin ends Latin American tour celebrating various new deals; activist Novodvorskaya dies. The Foreign Ministry responded to an incidence of shelling across the border from Ukraine into Russia – which led to the death of one Russian […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 8, 2013

TODAY: Putin warns against spending ‘security cushion’ after slumping economic forecasts revealed; nationalism increasingly oppositionist; Tolokonnikova appeals to Supreme Court; Khodorkovsky, Politkovskaya, Greenpeace; mandatory Glonass. Following the release of dire economic forecasts for the next two decades,  President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia should not spend all of its fiscal reserves, calling the $89 billion […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2013

TODAY: Russia opens investigation into orphan’s death in U.S.; Schneerson documents will not be returned; Sobyanin to succeed Putin? Navalny exposé leads to Pekhtin resignation; Medvedev visits Brazil; $50 billion left Russia illegally last year; Razvozzhayev in solitary confinement; Potanin’s philanthropy. Russian officials are using the case of Russian Max Shatto, who died under the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 19, 2012

TODAY: Magnitsky Bill passes in U.S. House, Foreign Ministry promises to respond; Merkel and Putin spar, sign deals; Putin accuses Pussy Riot of anti-Semitism; Moldova blocks expanded formal Russian presence; further arrests made in corruption cases; Pozner on Razvozzhayev.  Backers of the Magnitsky Bill, which would penalise Russians suspected of human rights abuses, are anticipating […]