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

TODAY: St Petersburg Economic Forum begins with high profile participation from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; latter asserts need for Western cooperation with Moscow; Sarkozy suggests Russia should lift its sanctions before E.U.; Kudrin fears for economy without diversification; colossal icebreaker unveiled; Ukrainian Orthodox Church seeks independence from Moscow; gay club stormed by […]

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 9, 2016

TODAY: US concerned about Nord Stream as security threat; IMF thinks economic crisis over for Russia; new report says over $1tn of Russian assets are offshore; Tver man given 2 years for posting Crimea-related content online; former doping officer says he has a ‘Sochi List’; Putin meeting with Japanese PM leads to Kuril Islands ‘breakthrough’; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 6, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin insists resurgent Russia not a threat, just protecting its interests; society not satisfied with current calibre of opposition, says expert panel member; Putin’s policies indicate high-level concern about economy; extremism convictions triple in past 5 years; China and Russia announce joint drill; Turner sells Russian assets; radio journalist found murdered.

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

TODAY: Dutch court overturns $50bn Yukos payment order in victory for Kremlin; NATO and Russia reaffirm their mutual loathing; CEC votes to overturn disputed Barvikha early voting results; blogger charged with inciting hatred; case opened against Pavlensky; Kudrin to draw up new economic program; deputy Culture Minister in asset freeze.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 13, 2016

TODAY: Ruble rebounds thanks to accord on oil output freeze; Nabiullina asserts economy will grow with structural reform, as opposed to higher crude prices; Alexei Kudrin looks set to re-enter economic policy domain with think tank role; Russia an unreliable adversary of IS; Roscosmos wins court action on asset seizure in France; corruption as the […]

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

TODAY: Kudrin in talks to return to finance role; Putin gets low assessment for economic crisis from Bloomberg as Russians struggle to afford New Year’s celebrations; real wages declining, high expectations for arms exports; Russia seeks Assad re-election in 2017, US concerned by Syrian civilian deaths; Nemtsov supporters allege cover-up; athletics team will not make […]

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

TODAY: Kudrin suggests early elections as solution to long-standing need for economic reform; perspectives on state of economy differ at SPIEG; Greek Prime Minister’s attendance spurs discussion of new Moscow-Athens axis; Kremlin reacts to seizure of assets over Yukos case; Kaliningrad as military hotbed; anti-opposition hacker ‘Hell’ to have his day in court; pot hole […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 4, 2015

TODAY: Ukraine ceasefire violations continue, are at worst since February; Peskov raps Merkel’s use of word ‘annexation’; Crimea in danger of becoming money laundering hub; U.K. think-tank warns on dangers of Russian aggression; Kudrin says economic crisis is ‘full-blown’; FIFA investigation to include Russia; Pentagon wants to keep buying Russian rockets; NGO’s Chechnya office attacked.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 2, 2015

TODAY: Kremlin accuses E.U. of being untrustworthy over blacklist publication; plans for war games prompt fears for new offensive in Ukraine; second nuclear plant in Iran planned for this year; bill to bring elections forward signal Kremlin’s popularity concerns; gay rights activist sentenced to ten days in prison; the world of official trolling; Kudrin open […]