RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 10, 2014

TODAY: No result on gas talks with Ukraine, peace talks faring better; Poroshenko says ‘not interested’ in Putin’s view; Bulgaria pulls back on South Stream announcement; atomic energy complex approved; promise of greater web regulation boosts Yandex; Politkovskaya murderers given life sentences. Despite a full day of talks, Russia, Ukraine, and the European Commission are […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 10, 2014

TODAY: West continues to pressure Russia over Ukraine; Putin defends actions in Crimea; Khodorkovsky addresses Kiev crowds, says Kremlin is lying; pro-Russia protesters disrupt peaceful Ukrainian rally; TNK-BP oligarchs close to new deal; Serdyukov corruption case dropped; Gazprom threatens Ukraine over price and supply. Western governments are pressuring Russia to find a peaceful solution to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2012

TODAY: Pussy Riot video to be banned; posthumous charged filed against Magnitsky; Perepilichnyy had been warned he was on hit list; Kopeysk prison strike highlights abuse of prisoners; planes beating trains.  A Moscow City Court has declared that Pussy Riot’s ‘punk prayer’ music and political protest video is ‘extremist’, which means that media outlets can […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2012

TODAY: Toxicology reports in Magnitsky-related death awaited, Medvedev slams Magnitsky List; new fraud claims against former ministers; HIV cases on the rise; MegaFon IPO at bottom of range; Lukashenko fuels Putin injury rumours. Detectives are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests on 44-year-old Alexander Perepilichnyy, an informant in the Sergei Magnitsky case who was […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 28, 2012

TODAY: Supergrass in Magnitsky case found dead in U.K.; Mityaev fears fate in pretrial detention; Latynina on Malofeyev; Russian billionaires and Britain’s offshore tax havens; Medvedev signs cooperation agreement in France, promises not to convert Russia’s euro reserves; MegaFon IPO; Dagestani fighter released; the return of the cossacks. Alexander Perepilichnyy, the U.K.-based Russian businessman (and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 15, 2012

TODAY: Putin allows new treason laws to pass, amid criticism; Internet laws also criticised; Lavrov condemns Syria bloodshed; Magnitsky Bill progressing in U.S. Senate, Stepanova implicated in second case; all eyes on Merkel; MegaFon’s London listing. President Vladimir Putin has allowed ‘sweeping’  new amendments to the legal definition of treason to pass, with the new […]

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 […]

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

TODAY: Golos, others report widespread election violations as Putin praises results as indication of public trust; March of Millions protesters charged; pricing MegaFon; utilities concern citizens; students in Stavropol prevented from wearing headscarves; Lavrov threatens tit-for-tat over E.U. visas. Independent watchdog Golos says it received 850 reports of violations in Sunday’s elections.  President Vladimir Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 5, 2012

TODAY: EU opens investigation into Gazprom; Britain denies it has implemented a Magnitsky List; agriculture needs investment; Rogozin added to Rosatom board; Putin raises maximum age for Duma deputies; Chirikova interview; MegaFon seeks massive London listing. The European Commission has opened an investigation into Gazprom, suspecting it of abusing its dominant market position.  The investigation is […]