RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 19, 2013

TODAY: Politkovskaya suspects probe ends; Medvedev’s Skolkovo raided; U.S. Senator meets Magnitsky family, pushes human rights factor; Vkontakte bought by Kremlin allies; Putin to choose next Dagestan governor; Sechin makes Time list; nurses sought in orphan beating. Investigators have ended their probe of the five suspects implicated in the 2006 murder of Anna Politkovskaya, sending […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 3, 2013

TODAY: Putin issues three-month disclosure deadline, reverses Medvedev’s gubernatorial election reform; NGO inspection reaches Voronezh; Nizhny Novgorod fraud; Moscow may not sign new UN treaty on arms; orphanages report; Gazprom losing value despite export boom; Polonsky released. President Vladimir Putin has issued a three-month deadline to Russian officials to close their foreign bank accounts if […]

The Kremlin’s Criminal Treatment of Russian Orphans

No one wanted to believe that Russia would actually go through with a cruel law to make it hard for orphans to find homes, but the appetite for revenge is high.