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

TODAY: Putin reappears, brushes off rumour; a week of military exercises and Crimea anniversary celebrations begin; Nemtsov killer suspect has alibi, says lawyer; Sobchak rumoured to be leaving Russia due to safety concerns; majority of Russians name inflation as most pressing issue. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 11, 2015

TODAY: Main suspect in Nemtsov murder retracts confession, another appeals arrest; U.S. says Russian tanks crossing border into Ukraine, Poroshenko says most heavy weapons have been withdrawn from the frontlines; Britain threatens to expose Kremlin financial secrets; online encyclopedia to be completely blocked; car sales suffering.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 3, 2015

TODAY: Putin driven by suspicion of Western influences, Lavrov accuses U.S. of organising coup in Ukraine; Obama considers sending weapons to Kiev; Khodorkovsky and Navalny team up for next protest; Gazprom to slash capex, Medvedev moves to secure mortgage lending; Spotify cancels Russia launch.

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

TODAY: EU votes to extend anti-Russia sanctions; Human Rights Watch says Western complacency aggravated Ukraine crisis; Russia in tit-for-tat with U.S. over Magnitsky sanctions; interest rates still at crippling 17%; Putin’s daughter’s whereabouts revealed; opposition launch anti-Russian propaganda channel.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 29, 2015

TODAY: Financial crisis affecting pensioners, food prices, and worker morale; new anti-crisis spending plan does not detail where crucial cuts will be made; E.U. already prepared draft statement extending current sanctions, Greece says it will veto; PACE renews Russia voting ban; Supreme Court rules for Memorial; Litvinenko lawyer calls Putin common criminal.

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

TODAY: S&P downgrades Russia; VTB fears SWIFT lockout; Syria wins Russia a new friend in Europe? Google fined for abortion ads; alleged Russian spy ring uncovered in U.S.; Litvinenko inquiry opens in London.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 23, 2014

TODAY: Putin blocks ad income for independent television channels, ends Gazprom pipeline monopoly; MH17 an accident, but U.S. still blames Russia; Litvinenko snub canceled out by British exports and oligarch party donations; Kudrin advises against military intervention in Ukraine; Russia to rebuild Crimean military; Moscow metro head fired. President Vladimir Putin signed so many bills […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov says Kiev situation ‘scary’; Internet violates independence, says official; foreign agents media bill to wait; Human Rights Watch blasts Russia rights in new report; Sakhalin construction delayed for whales; Obama and Putin discuss Sochi security; Navalny party registration denied; Snowden denies spying, U.S. accuses Russia of spying. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov finds the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 22, 2013

TODAY: Navalny unexpectedly released after sentencing, vows in Moscow to continue election campaign, thanks supporters; analysts baffled by authorities’ decision. Putin dives Lake Baikal, Kirill slams gay marriage; U.K. admits blocking Litvinenko investigation over diplomatic concerns. A day after his release from custody in Kirov, Alexei Navalny has returned to Moscow, welcomed by hundreds of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 15, 2013

TODAY: Snowden meets with human rights activists; renews bid for Russia asylum; Washington warns Moscow about indulging the leaker’s request. Navalny showing few signs of strain ahead of court verdict; TV lawyer found dead. Rosneft-owned bank welcomes DSK; the Kremlin focuses on military readiness.  NSA fugitive Edward Snowden has met with Russian civil rights activists […]