RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 30, 2016

TODAY: Putin, visiting Greece, threatens NATO with retaliation for missile shield; raising retirement age not a given, says economic aide; ECHR Khodorkovsky compensation not paid; opposition party hopeful flees country; food import ban could continue till end of 2017; OPEC cooperation not yet 100% ruled out; more positive doping tests, this time from the 2012.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 27, 2016

TODAY: Peskov says more Council meetings will be needed before new policies can be made; Gazprom to export record amounts to Europe; renewal of EU anti-Russia sanctions to go ahead, despite some dissent; Russia blocks UN accreditation for CPJ; Culture Ministry will reserve grants for anti-terror films; Sharapova makes it onto Olympic list.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 26, 2016

TODAY: Putin signs pardon and returns Savchenko to Ukraine; Medvedev mocked for response to Crimean pensioner; activist possibly framed for burglary; press silent on Economic Council meeting; Russia and France reactivating cooperation; Sberbank reports record profits; Russian banker sentenced in US for espionage.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 25, 2016

TODAY: Economy Minister outlines privatisation plans; successful Eurobond seen as indicator of Russia’s ability to generate funds despite sanctions; Slovakia speaks out against anti-Russia sanctions; luxury brand Bulgari planning Russian expansion; re-tests from old samples could see 2008 Olympic medals stripped from Russian athletes, doping to become a crime; United Russia deputy alleges electoral fraud at […]

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

TODAY: Putin recommends Chaika for a third term; United Russia primaries were not democratic, reports say, Gorbachev says free and fair elections not possible under current legislation; Kudrin says economic reform must happen now; Russia launches first sovereign bond since Ukraine crisis; most top executives given pay rises last year, RBC finds; Isinbayeva says Olympic […]

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

TODAY: Compensation claim filed against Putin over MH17 crash; Russian woman granted asylum in Lithuania after breaking protest laws; economy out of recession for six months now, says economy minister; Syria seeking more Russian rebuilding support; United Russia holds advance voting with 9m turnout; Russia to fund additional drugs testing.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 20, 2016

TODAY: More doping cases emerging as IOC president says Russia likely to be excluded from Summer Olympics; Gazprom proposes half of dividend payment required by new law, may get away with it; Russia is world’s least welcoming country for refugees; Moscow police open case against Navalny; RBC confirms that high-level shake-up was due to state pressure; […]

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

TODAY: Russian military actually expanding in Syria, says Pentagon, US taunts Russia with new ‘Magnitsky’ Act; new US-Russia arms race? Former NATO general stokes fears of nuclear conflict; Putin approves Bashneft privatisation; single industry towns to lose 16,000 jobs; coverage of the demise of RBC and mourning of Russian investigative journalism; Pavlensky goes on trial.

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

TODAY: Navalny and colleagues attacked in Anapa, blame authorities and police; Pavlensky says he was assaulted in detention; foreign agents law amended to exclude charities; Siluanov defends Kremlin’s new higher dividend policy; Bashneft dropped from list of strategically important companies; new Khodorkovsky documents submitted to Interpol; US Justice Department investigating Russian doping.

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

TODAY: 6% of Russians have been surveilled by the state in last 9 years; corporate raiding, RBC, and now Listok; Kiselyov admits to using fake document on weekly show; Bank of Russia will not buy foreign currency with oil price recovering; Sberbank privatisation will proceed cautiously; Turkish produce ban extended; NASA and Russia sign contract; […]