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

TODAY: Medvedev wants 5% yearly growth, ministers suggest it isn’t possible; Maria Alyokhina loses appeal; Pussy Riot priest loses post; Ryabykh detained in fraud case; Konovalov’s opposition to NGO law; court overstated Khodorkovsky laundering figures; U.S. court fines Russia over Jewish books. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pressed the Cabinet to ensure ‘sustainable economic growth of […]