RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 17, 2013

TODAY: Navalny trial adjourned at request of defense; comparisons with Khodorkovsky trial abound; Pekhtin lands on feet despite foreign assets controversy. Raid on social network; another NGO under pressure; new amendments to electoral procedures to favour Kremlin. Putin expresses sympathy over Boston bombings; abuse of adoptees in both Russia and U.S. The head judge in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 27, 2013

TODAY: Germany warns Moscow on NGO raids; senator quits in citizenship scandal; urban election transparency. Berezovsky remembered; teenage Russian orphan claims abuse at hands of American adoptive parents; Hermitage Russia fund to close. BRICS meeting sees deals on nuclear and helicopters; development bank in the works. Another branch of the Memorial rights organization in Moscow has […]

The Magnistky Act and the Impact on U.S.-Russia Relations

Donald Rumsfeld had better cancel that ski trip to Chechnya, because Russia plans to counteract the Magnitsky Act. What will the implications be for the broader U.S.-Russia relationship?