RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 24, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin slams Kiev opposition for failing agreement, Yanukovych for fleeing; Lavrov furious; world powers call on Russia not to use force as Russians protest in Crimea; Human Rights Watch calls for Khabarov’s release; Kozak says Pussy Riot were provoking conflict in Sochi; Olympics ends. The Kremlin is warning that ‘illegal extremist groups’ are taking […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 21, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine death count in the dozens, Obama blames Putin, Kremlin pressures Yanukovych with warnings, withheld funds; Russia to establish military command in the Arctic, faces economic stagnation and high economic crime; jail expected for Bolotnaya Square protesters; Pussy Riot use cossacks footage in new video; first gold medal. After the death count in Ukraine […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2014

TODAY: Russia and Europe trade blame over further deaths in Ukraine; Ekho Moskvy under threat; Pussy Riot protesters detained in Sochi; Razvozzhayev/Udaltsov trial begins; Navalny calls out Lebedev; Russia dominates Europe in energy. The death count in Ukraine has reached eighteen after police opened fire on protesters yesterday; Russia blamed the heightened situation on ‘Western politicians […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov downplays Syria claims; I.O.C. impressed with Putin’s attendance; Vitishko protester arrested; ethnic Sochi leader detained; Bolotnaya Square protesters granted amnesty; Medvedev planning privatisations; lingerie ban; Rusal output to be lowest in eight years; Ukraine receives latest cash injection; Iran may swap oil for nuclear power. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the world’s impression of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 17, 2014

TODAY: Kerry blames Russia for Syria crisis; Putin watches U.S.-Russia hockey game, urges journalists not to mix sport and politics; Lavrov slams E.U. over Ukraine; four detained at pro-Ukraine rally; trans protester arrested in Sochi; convicted criminals barred from running for presidency; Vitishko begins hunger strike. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev signs ban on gay marriage adoptions; Putin backs Egyptian military chief for president; Lavrov to meet with German counterpart; Pamfilova new rights ombudsman; IOC wants clarification on activist sentence; Plushchenko retires from figure skating; golden parachutes limitation does not go far enough; Lenta prices IPO. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 12, 2014

TODAY: Europe on verge of releasing results of Gazprom report; Obama baits Russia over Syria; Moscow-based U.S. research institute to close; RWB slams ‘bleak’ press freedom; VKontakte is platform for anti-LGBT group; poor economy is all in how you spin it? Bribes increasingly punished with sentencing; Sochi criticism turns to praise. The European Commission is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2014

TODAY: Dozhd’s closure is due to ‘censorship’, says head; Sochi construction workers granted back wages compensation; Deripaska puts positive spin on stray dogs story; cancer suicide patient blames incompetent administration; Pussy Riot row continues, released pair plan to run for office; Otkritie fraud ruling. A Russian media expert says the closure of independent television channel […]

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

TODAY: Suspected Sochi terrorist arrested in Turkey; Putin watches figure skaters take first gold; opening ceremony lauded as ‘gayest’ ever; Bitcoin crackdown; forty detained in Dozhd support rally; Galina Shirshina interview; new diplomatic row with U.S. A Ukrainian man was arrested in Turkey over the weekend after allegedly trying to hijack a flight that he […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 7, 2014

TODAY: Putin legalises unpopular court merger, opens Olympics will call for world peace; Ban Ki-moon condemns Russian homophobia; Pussy Riot distance themselves from Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina; yogurt row with U.S.; VTB and Rostelecom merge. What better time to push through an unpopular piece of legislation than the first day of the Olympic games in Sochi? […]