RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 23, 2013

TODAY: Gay rights protest turns violent; May 6 protesters are sentenced, await trial, go on hunger strikes; man charged with slander over church criticism; Lavrov promises retaliation against and a commitment to better ties with U.S.; post Jan 1 adoptions to be granted; Syria evacuation; Medvedev at Davos. Yesterday’s gay rights demonstration against a new […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2012

TODAY: Putin in Turkey slams NATO missile plan; Obama urges renewal of nuclear disarmament partnership; journalist questioned over blog post; cases against opposition members continue; Abramovich to take stake in Norilsk Nickel; WTO membership to affect legal procedure; London embassy row; animator Khitruk dies. In Turkey yesterday on his first trip in two months, President […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 12, 2012

TODAY: Opposition protester gets four years; large new corruption case; Iraq reported to have cancelled huge arms deal; Razvozzhayev case sent to United Nations; Bout will not be extradited; Russia to help with Arafat investigation.  Maxim Luzyanin, one of 18 people on trial for protesting against the government on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, has […]