RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 17, 2013

TODAY: Navalny trial adjourned at request of defense; comparisons with Khodorkovsky trial abound; Pekhtin lands on feet despite foreign assets controversy. Raid on social network; another NGO under pressure; new amendments to electoral procedures to favour Kremlin. Putin expresses sympathy over Boston bombings; abuse of adoptees in both Russia and U.S. The head judge in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 28, 2013

TODAY: New accusations against Navalny’s credentials, Lebedev drops him from Aeroflot board nominees; Kerry comment amuses media; congressman says visa denial was ‘retaliation’; Pekhtin whistleblower Zayakin; Putin wants military upgrade; brain drain myth; Litvinenko’s body to be examined in secret. The Investigative Committee says that anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny is not a real […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 22, 2013

TODAY: Pussy Riot anniversary; Belkovsky stands by criticism of church; more Duma deputies to resign? Officials back down over Shatto death; Bastrykin calls for financial police; U.S. singles out Russia for cybercrime; Cuba debts partially written off. Yesterday was the first anniversary of Pussy Riot’s public performance of their Punk Prayer in a Moscow Orthodox […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2013

TODAY: Russia opens investigation into orphan’s death in U.S.; Schneerson documents will not be returned; Sobyanin to succeed Putin? Navalny exposé leads to Pekhtin resignation; Medvedev visits Brazil; $50 billion left Russia illegally last year; Razvozzhayev in solitary confinement; Potanin’s philanthropy. Russian officials are using the case of Russian Max Shatto, who died under the […]