RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 23, 2013

TODAY: Gay rights protest turns violent; May 6 protesters are sentenced, await trial, go on hunger strikes; man charged with slander over church criticism; Lavrov promises retaliation against and a commitment to better ties with U.S.; post Jan 1 adoptions to be granted; Syria evacuation; Medvedev at Davos. Yesterday’s gay rights demonstration against a new […]