RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 20, 2014

TODAY: Putin makes third call for Ukraine border troop withdrawal; Lavrov wants Odessa tragedy investigated; Russia accused of intimidation ahead of Ukraine elections; Putin arrives in China to seal several deals; Rogozin announces China space cooperation; Rosneft privatisation may happen early; oligarch has dubious honour of world’s most expensive divorce. Vladimir Putin has ordered the […]

Breaking the Stranglehold

Ukraine does not see any Russian gas purchases on the cards for the remainder of the year, and President Viktor Yanukovych is confident that his country can break dependence on Russia by unleashing its shale gas deposits.  Whether or not he is right in the short-term, something else is bound to come along eventually, says […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin says Snowden must stop releasing U.S. secrets; Navalny launches mayoral campaign with speech; Justice Ministry says NGO checks are necessary; rights groups respond to new anti-homosexuality laws; Putin urges gas producers to team up against shale challenge; rocket crash. President Vladimir Putin said again that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden must find a country […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 2, 2012

TODAY: Facebook chief meets Medvedev, Yandex launches Google rival; Georgian opposition leader claims victory; Pussy Riot appeal delayed, protesters detained; direct elections ‘filter’ candidates; unpopular abolishment of winter time; Moscow rumored to be looking to undermine shale gas. The appeal of protest group Pussy Riot has been delayed, after one of the women, Yekaterina Samutsevich, […]