RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 24, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives in-depth interview, promises not to remain president forever, shrugs off sanctions; sharp increase in capital outflows, Kudrin says ruble will continue to fall; property prices dropping. Russiaa and Abkhazia to sign partnership agreement; Browder claims kidnap threat; Ekho Moskvy drawing up staff social media regulations.  In a lengthy new interview with philosopher Nikolay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 11, 2014

TODAY: New international media outlet launches; RT threatened with sanctions in U.K. for breaching impartiality rules; Kommersant editor resigns amidst Rosneft spat rumours; CNN to stop broadcasting in Russia; weekly magazine fined; Central Bank floats ruble, causing gains; VTB considering a move to China’s stock exchange; Putin encounters Obama. Dmitry Kiselyov’s Rossia Segodnya launched Sputnik […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 8, 2014

TODAY: Siluanov says Russia can’t afford military upgrade; Central Bank intervenes as ruble falls; low oil price will create deficit next year; Putin cancels budget address; eighth anniversary of Politkovskaya murder; Kostroma court rules in favour of gay rights activist; gay exchange student seeks U.S. asylum. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov says Russia cannot afford the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 3, 2014

TODAY: Putin woos investors with optimistic address at VTB conference; evidence and opinion continue to mount against him; oil output is at a new high but prices are dropping; Gref castigates wasteful government inefficiency; Mechel will survive by selling assets; Romania goes after Lukoil; UK Tories snub ECHR. Speaking in Washington, former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky […]

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

TODAY: Russia committed to China oil exports despite sanctions; Gazprom remains unconcerned by strictures; why Europe cannot extract itself from Russian gas projects. South Africa Rosatom deal; Russia’s nuclear armed forces set for overhaul; Ukrainian peace plan gaining traction? Mechel in trouble; Putin hits kids TV thanks to tiger. The Kremlin has asserted that despite […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 17, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin says it will intervene against inflation, Central Bank concerned that drop in oil prices will affect growth, Kudrin warns of imminent recession; sanctions thwart art fair, delay new pipelines in Siberia; Mail.ru acquires Vkontakte; Yevtushenkov under house arrest; Russia to establish military unit in Crimea, who is next? Deputy finance minister Alexei Moiseyev […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 4, 2014

TODAY: Obama dismisses Russia; sanctions affecting economic sectors; oil price keeps Russia afloat; Germany pulls out of military deal; Russia bans Polish produce; Navalny trial begins; Marina Khodorkovsky dies. In an interview with the Economist, U.S. President Barack Obama painted a grim picture of Russia, dismissing it as a nation that ‘doesn’t make anything’, and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 28, 2014

TODAY: Hague court expected to announce $50 billion Yukos payout; rumours circulating of a Kremlin split; U.S. releases images of alleged bombing of Ukraine by Russia; Germany calls for freeze of ex-pat oligarch assets; British MP wants World Cup hosting taken away from Russia; Interior Ministry wants information on anonymous web surfers; non-violent pride protest […]

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 – July 18, 2014

TODAY: Malaysian airliner brought down in eastern Ukraine; 298 people dead; Kiev blames pro-Russia rebels; stakes in conflict raised. Sanctions ‘soft’ says Kudrin; Novatek asserts its activity will not be compromised; ECHR comes down hard on metal cages.  A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 passengers and crew has crashed in eastern Ukraine, 60 kilometers from the […]