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

TODAY: Former mayor sentenced to lengthy jail term for corruption; Russian team arrive in Rio on optimistic form, despite shadow of doping ban; football association begins investigations into doping claims; Russia claims Syrian opposition launched toxic attack on civilians; is the Kremlin flaunting its hacking abilities? Central Bank reaches out to citizens.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 5, 2013

TODAY: Navalny could be jailed for six years; Putin discusses ‘foreign agent’ law; rights council says Urlashov charges seem legitimate; third case against Khodorkovsky likely; political case against Bolotnaya Square protester; Khimki attack mastermind jailed; homophobic comment to be investigated; IMF says Russia is rich; ‘horrific’ budget shortfall; Russia losing patience with Snowden. Prosecutors are […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 4, 2013

TODAY: Urlashov case is politically-motivated, say supporters; Magnitsky cased to be closed, Browder sentenced in absentia; officials pledge Olympic safety; ecologists worried about protected forests; Putin bans gay adoptions, goes ahead with Academy of Science reforms; trade barriers, Kyrgyz torpedo factory, Snowden, single Putin in demand. Supporters of Yaroslavl Mayor, Yevgeny Urlashov, say that his […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]