RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 25, 2015

TODAY: Legislation passes against ‘undesirable’ foreign NGOs, restricts media outlets also; radio interview removed after Putin bribe source fears for his safety; Echo Moskvy founder resigns; Putin meets Kirill, congratulates developing Church relations; new payments system named ‘Peace’. Russia comes second in Eurovision Song Contest.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 22, 2015

TODAY: E.U. summit begins in Riga as President speaks out against Russia; Moldovans leaning towards Russia; Putin praises Lavrov who offers military aid to Iraq; captured soldiers confess to being in Russian military; Siluanov and I.M.F. predict economic contractions; Duma moves to bring elections forward, to opposition’s disadvantage.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 21, 2015

TODAY: Putin criticises new Ukrainian law on debt repayments, threatens to take defaults to international court; Ukraine wants nuclear missile shield; Lavrov says Russia ready to cooperate with U.S.; Eastern Partnership summit concept in turmoil; Siluanov says Russia will need to curb spending; Sonin to emigrate.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 20, 2015

TODAY: Legislation passes to declare foreign NGOs ‘undesirable’; center will monitor online networks for signs of organisation; Moscow gay community seeks protest permit; NATO calls on Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine; Russia has no plans to join or coordinate with OPEC.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 19, 2015

TODAY: U.S. visits may be seen as a victory for Russia; NATO doubts Kremlin’s intentions in eastern Ukraine; men captured by Kiev said to be Russian soldiers; Alexeyeva to rejoin human rights council; ruble reaches six-month high against dollar, despite Central Bank measures; Potanin says sanctions have reached peak impact; Perepilichnyy inquest finds poisoning.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 18, 2015

TODAY: Law tightening control over NGOs passed; Kremlin accuses West of fomenting destabilisation in Macedonia; gay rights campaigners detained at demonstration; Nemtsov suspect ‘spirited away'; Polonsky brought back to Russia; Fridman enlists help of Kremlin foe; Russia seeks major compensation from France over Mistral; economy outperforms expectations; Putin conquers Cossack hearts and hockey players. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2015

TODAY: AIDS epidemic worsening, says leading expert; activists arrested in drug cost protest; EBRD offends Russia with loan suspension; helicopter deal finally reached with India; Britain scrambles jets as Russian fighters skirt airspace; funding mission for Nemtsov’s ‘Putin.War’ report thwarted; safety of Novaya Gazeta reporter under threat in Chechnya.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 14, 2015

TODAY: No jail time for Navalny over suspended sentence violations; Justice Ministry calls for probe into Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia; NATO chief says Russian threat is sustained and serious; United Russia patrols to stop crime; Rusal turns to profit; Surgutneftegas denies rumours of Kremlin raid; Kharebava named a political prisoner.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2015

TODAY: Nemtsov’s posthumous Ukraine report published, revealing details of Kremlin involvement in war, Peskov says hasn’t seen it; U.S. Secretary of State in friendly but inconclusive talks with Putin and Lavrov; Merkel censored by translator; new Russia rail deal for China; state-run bank to pay accused spy’s legal fees; Swedes have novel ideas for putting […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 12, 2015

TODAY: Nemtsov’s Ukraine report completed by Yashin, to be published today; Kerry and Putin will meet to discuss relations; NATO head says Minsk agreement ‘blatantly’ violated; Russia and China begin military exercises; Rosprirodnadzor not collecting pollution fines; Kadyrov and Khodorkovsky feuding.