RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2014

TODAY: Putin to speak about cooperation at SPEF, appoints sanctioned official to head Russia-China Business Council; 16 killed by pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine clashes; Medvedev on Ukraine; Russia moving in on E.U. refineries; Sberbank and Bank of China to collaborate on national currency transactions; Putin responds to Prince of Wales; Schneerson row continues. President Vladimir […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 21, 2013

TODAY: SPIEF continues, low economic growth and poor business climate seen to be hampering investment; opposition lawmakers blame WTO accession; Rosneft plans huge deal with China as analysts anticipate mismanagement; Sistema sells Russneft stake; Schneerson judge calls Russia ‘scofflaw’; Bolshoi attempts to move on. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) continues today with discussion […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 14, 2013

TODAY: Dvorkovich indicates discomfort with NGO law; Kremlin opponents travel to U.S. Senate to decry state measures; Putin explains ties to Russia Today; Prokhorov will not run for Moscow mayor; Putin says no room to increase state spending, outlines plans to overhaul IMF, World Cup to cost $20bn; Navalny forced to return to Kirov; Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2013

TODAY: Russia opens investigation into orphan’s death in U.S.; Schneerson documents will not be returned; Sobyanin to succeed Putin? Navalny exposé leads to Pekhtin resignation; Medvedev visits Brazil; $50 billion left Russia illegally last year; Razvozzhayev in solitary confinement; Potanin’s philanthropy. Russian officials are using the case of Russian Max Shatto, who died under the […]