RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 4, 2016

TODAY: US extends Russia sanctions until 2017; Gazprom gets €2bn loan from China bank; Putin may appoint rights commissioner to replace election overseer Vladimir Churov; Putin’s public support at highest level in four years; Vkontakte wins case against Warner Music.

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

TODAY: Kremlin’s rights council defends Navalny; A Just Russia ejects the Gudkovs; Razvozzhayev ‘disappears’; Hague criticises Lavrov on handling of Magnitsky case, Russia warns U.K. against arming Syrian rebels; economists analyse Nabiullina nomination; energy projects pending with China and Japan; Putin proposes Soviet-style phys ed. The Kremlin’s human rights council has defended Alexei Navalny, saying […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 9, 2012

TODAY: Opposition influence grows; Serdyukov dismissal is either anti-corruption bid or personal issue; more Russians challenge validity of U.S. elections; new Jewish Museum in Moscow; Bashneft Iraq deal and Russia’s untapped reserves.  Their numbers have declined, but extra-parliamentary opposition has grown in influence since last year, suggests a new study.  Newly-appointed Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 1, 2012

TODAY: Churov blasts ‘unfair’ US electoral system; academics caught taking bribes; Putin cancels annual Q&A. Virgin Group plans major Russia investment; Sistema buys Argos group; an end in sight for Norlisk Nickel dispute? Orthodox Church business activities under scrutiny  Icy conditions are apparently the reason why President Putin has decided to cancel his annual question-and-answer session with the […]