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

TODAY: Moscow apologises to Norwegian reporters; Greenpeace activists detained in Moscow river protest; Bolotnaya supporters held in demonstration. Colombia rattled by Russia jets; property magnate Sergei Polonsky readies for Russian return; long-term economic forecasts gloomy; food prices soar; meteorite report.  The Russian government has apologised to two Norwegian journalists who complained of harassment by police […]

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

TODAY: Putin’s new laws increase service age for government officials, change parliamentary election rules, increase business visa limits, fine ticket touts; Russia outperformed Saudi Arabia in oil last year thanks to Rosneft; no ban on grain exports; new Cold War with U.S.? Rasputin. Reversing an attempt by former President Dmitry Medvedev to impose mandatory retirement […]