RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 8, 2012

TODAY: Razvozzhayev and Osipova’s appeals and complaints fail in court; Russia welcomes President Obama, calls for re-ignition of the reset; Russia to help Vietnam build power plant; Shuvalov and Serdyukov corruption allegations; Surgutneftegaz will leave Orinoco project; Bolshevik anniversary. A Moscow court has ruled that the pretrial detention of Leonid Razvozzhayev was legal.  Rejecting a […]

Taisiya Osipova: Victim of Russian Justice

As the Pussy Riot storm passes out of the public eye somewhat, more press attention is focusing on the case of Taisiya (or Taisia) Osipova, who has been given an eight-year prison sentence – twice that recommended by her prosecutors – on widely contested drugs charges.  Osipova is a diabetic, mother of a toddler, and […]