RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 24, 2016

TODAY: CAS upholds ban on entire Russian Paralympic team, drawing outrage; St Petersburg to divert school and hospital funding into sports facilities; Nabiullina saves the MICEX; Parnas promises to demand Putin’s impeachment if it wins in next month’s elections; Khodorkovsky candidates preparing to run; activists attack novelist for extremism; Russian-backed hackers behind New York Times […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 23, 2016

TODAY: Iran says Russia no longer using its airbase to bomb Syria, US says it is not so sure; Russia and US cooperation stalled on Syria, US working with Finland on Russia defence; WADA and DNC hacks both linked to Russian group; Ukraine investigating high-level Russian officials; Bashneft privatisation may not happen until mid-2017; protesters […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 22, 2016

TODAY: Russia kills more Syrians than ISIS; Crimean residents complain of living conditions as Ukraine complains to UN about Putin Crimea visit; pole vaulter Isinbaeva quits, joins IOC; Russia takes four gold medals as Rio Olympics close; journalist Latynina attacked; Clinton campaign still pushing Trump over Kremlin links.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2016

TODAY: Ukrainian President makes stark warning on threat from Russia; disagrees with CIS plans to send election monitors to Crimea; rights lawyer barred from leaving Russia; McCain backed NGO added to undesirable list; Sechin to sue Novaya Gazeta over super yacht claims; privatization delays imperil budget, worry analysts; Putin’s shuffling of staff an attempt to concentrate power? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 18, 2016

TODAY: U.S. suggests Iran deployment to Syria might have flouted U.N. Security Council resolution; Russia disagrees; Iraq opens its airspace to Russian fighter jets; postponement of Bashneft privatisation will hasten the depletion of the Reserve Fund, say analysts; Kursk film facing obstacles; Stalin’s flock in Orthodox Church.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 17, 2016

TODAY: Medvedev announces surprise postponement of widely anticipated Bashneft privatisation; HRW accuses Russia of using banned weapons in Syria; Russia now bombing Syria from Iranian base; Ukraine rhetoric seen as being more about diplomacy than warfare; Russia ordered to return 2008 Olympic gold after doping re-test. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 16, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov says Kremlin has evidence of alleged Ukrainian incursions and ‘sabotage’ in Crimea; Putin’s high-level firings raise suspicions; MICEX hits record high; Russia in oil talks with Saudi Arabia; nothing exists to formally ban Rosneft from taking part in Bashneft privatisation, according to Economy Ministry; Nord Stream 2 talks collapse on Warsaw fears; Stepanova […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 15, 2016

TODAY: Last remaining track athlete Klishina banned from Rio Olympics at last minute, appeals, wins appeal; Putin fires chief of staff Ivanov, installs younger and unknown replacement; Sberbank no longer working with AmEx; diplomatic ties with Kiev under threat over Crimea incursions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 12, 2016

TODAY: Foreign Ministry sends out warning to West of consequences for Ukraine’s incursion into Crimea (which it denies making); Poroshenko puts troops on combat alert; first Russian charged under Yarovaya Laws; Pelosi refers to Russian web breach as ‘electronic Watergate’; Google fined under anti-monopoly law.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 11, 2016

TODAY: Putin condemns Ukraine’s ‘terror’ following FSB report of thwarted incursion into Crimea, abandons plans for peace talks; FSB to provide wiretaps to telecoms companies to implement new laws; no one eats off of Putin and Erdogan plates; PARNAS leader attacked on campaign trail; Gazprom and Rostelecom reporting quarterly profit drops.