RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 18, 2013

TODAY: Navalny found guilty; receives 5-year prison sentence; could be barred from Moscow mayoral election. Debate launched over Pussy Riot video; jet deal with India; economic downturn looms; Russia’s different forms of leadership. A court in Kirov has found opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny guilty of embezzling 16 million rubles from Kirov regional state-run unitary enterprise […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 16, 2013

TODAY: Navalny expects a guilty verdict, Prokhorov slams comments by investigation spokesman; Peskov applauds competence of Magnitsky investigators; diplomatic tensions with U.S. to be addressed by Putin and Obama meetings, relationship with Germany seen to be suffering; millionaire United Russia deputies reveal earnings. Anti-corruption blogger and opposition head Alexei Navalny says he fully expects a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 26, 2013

TODAY: Putin allies win contracts; Medvedev insists on good rapport with U.S. as poll reveals pessimism about bilateral relations; Kerry and Lavrov to meet; Schneerson documents are tip of iceberg; China gas agreement to involve Gazprom as company’s prices set to fall; investor immigration simplified; Depardieu in Chechnya. The biggest infrastructure contracts awarded by City […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2013

TODAY: Russia condemns N Korea test; public smoking ban approved, Putin moves to ban foreign bank accounts for officials; YouTube sues watchdog; Serbia cuts its gas prices from Gazprom, Novatek seeks end to monopoly; Gudkov loses appeal; dirty money, ractopamine, football racism. Russia has ‘condemned’ North Korea’s nuclear test as a violation of international obligations. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 12, 2013

TODAY: Russia says ban on U.S. meat is long term; Kremlin blacklists critical blog hosting site; coal mine death toll reaches 18; Skolkovo embezzling; new probe in Navalny case; Gudkov hearing begins; new death penalty debate; Kremlin challenges ECHR over Yukos; Rosneft to raise over $14 billion in loans; journalists respond to communications minister. The […]

The Magnistky Act and the Impact on U.S.-Russia Relations

Donald Rumsfeld had better cancel that ski trip to Chechnya, because Russia plans to counteract the Magnitsky Act. What will the implications be for the broader U.S.-Russia relationship?