RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2016

TODAY: Russia and Turkey trading accusations; Syria peace talks may be impossible at this point due to Russian forces’ onslaughts; Foreign Ministry to retaliate against US military expansion; EU will not lift sanctions unless Crimea is returned to Ukraine; banks tanking, officials panicking? On the controversial topic of recycling in Russia. 

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

TODAY: France and US accuse Russia of blocking Syria peace process; Russia tops Pentagon’s list of national security threats; Poroshenko says risk of war with Russia is high; Rosneft and Bashneft likely to be first privatisation candidates; United Russia instructs election candidates on how to navigate tricky questions; new Pussy Riot video mocks Prosecutor General.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 3, 2016

TODAY: Oil production at post-Soviet high amidst talk of cooperation with OPEC; Venezuelan Oil Minister’s visit yields no agreements to cut production; Kremlin’s purchases 40% more expensive thanks to protectionism; Putin supports Medvedev’s government consolidation plan; oligarchs likely to take privatised stakes; flu epidemic spreads; EU ambassador demands Kremlin response to Kadyrov threat; Merkel says […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 2, 2016

TODAY: Russia weathering low oil price for now? Kremlin preparing the way for seven privatisations; unemployment passes 1m, Russia falls in economic freedom index; magazine fined for publishing piece about Putin’s daughter; Merkel says no sanctions lift until fighting stops in Ukraine, UK accuses Russia of hindering peace effort in Syria; Kremlin denies knowledge of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 1, 2016

TODAY: OPEC-Russia deal unlikely, Saudi-Russia deal even moreso; Turkey says Russia violated its airspace again, warns retaliation if it happens again; intelligence says it is thwarting IS attempts; flu epidemic kills over 100; Peskov accuses White House of pre-presidential campaign smear; Bolotnaya Square protester released on bail.

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

TODAY: Journalist claims Putin worth $40bn; Kremlin wants Treasury to back up corruption allegations with proof; Security Council attacks US, says it wants to weaken Russia and take its minerals; unemployment to reach 6% in 2016; Lavrov says Litvinenko report constitutes slander, Russian cooperation will not come easily, contradicts German authorities over rape case; flu […]

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

TODAY: New figures show economy contracted the most in six years in 2015; oil prices were driving factor; industrial output, real wages also decline; Putin unexpectedly lambastes Lenin; Defense Ministry denies plan for new Syria air base; Moscow looking to develop Kuril islands, risking Japan’s ire; Lukoil recommences work in Iran; company believes Russia needs […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin crisis fund revealed; RDIF board members unhappy over political loan; Kudrin bets on two stable years for Russian society; Justice Ministry qualifies ‘political activity’ as organising and attending protects; pro-Putin rally in Chechnya draws over two thirds of the republic’s entire population, police say; Putin asked Assad to step down last year; 12-year […]

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

TODAY: Ruble keeps falling, VTB and Peskov deny grounds for concern; Peskov dismisses British report on Litvinenko killing which implicates Putin; Murmansk activist fined for ‘gay propaganda’; celebrities come out in support of Kadyrov’s anti-activist statements; Nemtsov murder solved, says Investigative Committee; top lender has licence revoked; Putin snubs local gatherings.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 21, 2016

TODAY: Ruble hits an all-time low, Central Bank will not intervene, says economy is stable; VTB waiting for cue on privatisation; Navalny ordered to pay compensation to Senator he accused of corruption; Peskov fails to assuage activist concerns over Chechen leader’s remarks; Kasparov on Putin threat; Putin invites European Jews to Russia; Ukraine to push […]