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

TODAY: Navaly questions key witness; Udaltsov ally sentenced; Golos fined $10,000; fire at Moscow hospital kills 38; Russia and others increasingly policing Internet; Pussy Riot early release considered today; pro-Kremlin anti-drugs vigilantes; candy, Sochi, mass media.  Lawyers for Alexei Navalny questioned one of the key witnesses in the case against him yesterday, Vyacheslav Opalev, the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 16, 2012

TODAY: Corruption cases a Kremlin scheme? Protesters gather in support of jailed activists; Politkovskaya suspect case goes to court; Merkel meets Putin today; Gazprom consortium votes to finish South Stream; daylight savings, Putin’s health troubling investors; Mail.ru waiting on VKontakte. The recent emergence of two large-scale official corruption cases and the accusations linked to them […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 6, 2012

TODAY: Putin fires Serdyukov; May protesters implicated in grand conspiracy; Lavrov says Russia is supplying arms to Syria; German magazine says Cyprus bailout will benefit oligarchs; rubber bullet guns; Kirill to visit Israel; services, inflation growth; Gazprom sales down. President Vladimir Putin has fired Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, and replaced him with Moscow Governor Sergei […]

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

TODAY: Coordination Council voting begins this weekend; Kirov governor investigated; Udaltsov aide arrested; Rosneft makes offer for BP’s stake in TNK-BP; Putin is against headscarves in schools; Medvedev orders review of Kyoto involvement; Magnitsky and Samutsevich take complaints to European Court. The Kremlin’s opposition is using the ‘confrontational format’ of political debate on television to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 17, 2012

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov charged with mass disorder, faces jail, other protesters investigated; Politkovskaya preliminary investigation closed; United Russia deputy denies unlawful business activity accusations; Putin wants crackdown on terror; TNK-BP expecting cash offers by tomorrow morning; Sberbank wins massive loan.   The Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case against Sergei Udaltsov, who will be charged […]