RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 3, 2014

TODAY: Russia seizes Crimea in move decried by international community; deployment of military forces approved by Russian parliament; G8 Sochi summit imperiled by Moscow’s moves; protestors against war detained in Moscow. Steel prices to remain flat; Armenia readies itself for customs union. At the request of President Putin, Russia’s upper house of parliament unanimously approved a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 7, 2013

TODAY: Olympic flame lands in Moscow; investigation reveals vast surveillance operations planned for Sochi games; Amnesty protest barred. Netherlands launches proceedings over detention of 30 Greenpeace activists; protests in support of the detainees abound.  Putin absent from United Russia conference; trade spat with Lithuania. As the Olympic flame reached Moscow in an ‘elaborate’ ceremony, an […]

Russia’s Housing Crisis A Driver of Public Discontent

People protest for many different reasons. In Russia, could the dire housing situation be the next major cause of public discontent with Vladimir Putin?