RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 18, 2012

TODAY: New rights council unveiled, plans to lobby Western governments; Pussy Riot member offers insight into jail; Potanin named CEO of Norlisk as Abramovich intervention calls time on dispute. 2011 capital flight figures revised; arms sales boom. Amnesty decries gay propaganda law; state duma will consider banning U.S. adoptions of Russian children. Russia has a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 18, 2012

TODAY: Putin’s meeting with Annan over Syria reaches no conclusions; Krymsk protesters put in custody; grains crop forecasts slashed; private banks in merger speculation; senator lobbies U.S. to drop Magnitsky Act. Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Kofi Annan, aimed at agreeing on a resolution of the Syria conflict, has produced some optimistic-sounding rhetoric, but no concrete […]