RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 28, 2014

TODAY: OSCE observers taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine; gunmen seize control of TV channel; Ukraine claims Russian jets entered airspace multiple times; Kerry and Lavrov lock horns; G7 impose sanctions. Surrogacy controversy; Kremlin asserts control over representations of World World Two; Russian zoologist wins award.  Pro-Russian rebels in the Eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 16, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine tensions mount as army clashes with pro-federalists in Kramatorsk; 11 dead; Putin lambasts Kiev’s actions; U.S. sees clear Russian involvement in the standoff. The financial cost of keeping Crimea; zero economic growth on the horizon; slumping stocks.  ‘The country is on the threshold of a civil war‘: Prime Minister Medvedev’s Facebook comment on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 6, 2013

TODAY: Putin real estate whistleblowers sentenced; Prokhorov’s party withdrawn from Yaroslavl elections; support for acting Moscow Mayor stays constant, Navalny’s campaign donations under scrutiny; Olympics row over antigay laws continues; new detention centres for migrants now that Moscow is full. Four Krasnodar environmental activists who made allegations about President Vladimir Putin’s real estate assets in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 30, 2013

TODAY: Gay rights furore continues; criminal case launched against activist; Gazprom takes over Kyrgyz network; Rosneft posts profits, Magnit suffers; Moscow prosecutor resigns, acting Mayor promises park; skepticism over Putin fish stunt. Russia’s gay rights situation (click here for a recap of recent events) continues to dominate the news.  Western reactions remain focused mainly on the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 27, 2012

TODAY: Putin to sign anti-U.S. adoptions measure into law; United Russia official shot to death in North Caucasus; final remaining Magnitsky suspect charges dropped; defense suppliers fail to provide weapons; Gazprom clings to the old ways; AAR following Putin’s call; Pussy Riot, vodka. Seven people were detained near the Federation Council yesterday for holding an […]