RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 30, 2015

TODAY: Putin signs package of sanctions against Turkey, including travel bans for tour operators; analysts fear isolationism; Peskov describes plane downing as an ‘unprecedented gauntlet’; Interior Ministry discusses tighter control; Wikipedia fires editor for conspiring with authorities; truck drivers protest new road tax.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2015

TODAY: Russia introduces economic measures against Turkey in retaliation for SU-24; energy and agriculture sectors to be affected; war of words continues on both sides; Putin meets with Hollande and agrees on the necessity of targeting Daesh alone in Syria; Gudkov vows action against NTV; Khodorkovsky discusses prospect of a Putin-free regime. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 26, 2015

TODAY: War of words continues between Ankara and Moscow over jet downing; advanced air-to-surface missiles deployed to Syria; Lavrov asserts however that war with Turkey is not an option; Ukraine claims ceasing of gas imports from Russia was its decision; bans Russian airlines transit flights; Poland still seeking answers on Smolensk air disaster; Yeltsin remembered […]

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

TODAY: Putin accuses Ankara of ‘stab in the back’ over downing of SU-24; Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey; warship deployed to Mediterranean to offer Russian forces greater security; Russian President vows ‘serious consequences’ but analysts suggest they will not be military; St Petersburg journalist attacked; NGO resolution in UN pointed towards Russia; Gazprom halts gas […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 24, 2015

TODAY: Russian fighter jet shot down near Turkey’s border; Kremlin asserts it was over Syrian territory despite conflicting reports from Ankara; Putin and Khamenei close ranks over distrustful Washington in meeting in Tehran; trade ties bolstered; activists detained over Ukraine flag stunt; Moscow mulls retaliatory measures against Kiev for Crimea power line sabotage; Union for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 23, 2015

TODAY: Glasnost Defense Foundation and Human Rights Institute fall foul of NGO law; Memorial facing ongoing challenges from Justice Ministry; Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with extremism in Taganrog; state of emergency declared in Crimea over power supply sabotage; Moscow blames Ukrainian nationalists; Russia accused of killing 97 children in Syria bombings; Iran and Russia drawing closer over […]

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

TODAY: State Duma and Federation Council to discuss fight against terror in rare joint meeting; Moscow claims to have hit ISIS HQ in air raids; Syria serving to draw Russia out of isolation?  Ukraine fears this means its interests will be ignored; China buys batch of fighter jets; Russia will build nuclear plant in Egypt; […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov says international front against terror is a priority, but West must abandon calls for Assad to step down; Duma deputies working on bill to protect Russia’s legal sovereignty; banking heads defend economy; Moscow extends Ukraine restructuring offer until next month, plans Ukraine food embargo; WADA suspends Russia’s anti-doping agency; physicist sentenced for treason.

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

TODAY: Russia coordinating Syria attacks with France, gave US advance notice of latest strikes; Egypt pledges cooperation against terrorism. Foreign Ministry cites UN charter stating new defence aims; Obama wants Russia to shift focus away from Assad; Sberbank says outlook for banking sector is bleak, oil production due to decline; Yukos opera.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 17, 2015

TODAY: Putin sees more agreement among leaders over terrorism; Cameron optimistic after Putin meeting, Russia and US progress less marked; draft Duma statement blames the West for power of Islamic State; lawyer sues Reuters and HRW over allegations that Russia caused Syrian civilian deaths; several bomb alerts, all false alarms; Russia makes surprise offer to restructure […]