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 […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 1, 2015

TODAY: Russia delivers E.U. names of 89 officials it has banned from entering the country, sparking responses of flattery and bravado; Kara-Murza remains in coma; capital amnesty bill creates confusion; arrests at Moscow gay rights rally. Russia has imposed a travel blacklist on 89 European politicians, including security officials and critics of the Kremlin, as […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 28, 2015

TODAY: Russia says NATO needs to accept safeguarding of its security; NATO says Russia nuclear plans will change E.U. security balance; Russia amassing more troops on Ukraine border, Peskov dodges questions; Rosneft agrees on Venezuela deal; Dynasty funder backing out; oppositionist in hospital with mysterious illness; Russia World Cup committee says it will comply with […]

RA’s Daily Russia New Blast – April 17, 2015

TODAY: Putin’s four-hour call-in covers domestic problems, relations with the West, Nemtsov case; Kudrin voices concern over Putin’s optimism on economy; Open Russia offices raided; Gagarin crucifix graffiti raises ire of authorities; artist Pyotr Pavlensky faces hooliganism charges; Putin praises Iran’s flexibility; bribe advice cite blocked.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2015

TODAY: Kudrin anticipates stagnant economy, urges Putin to leverage popularity and push economic reform, estimates Crimea losses; former allies slam Kremlin policies; state company heads exempted from having to declare incomes; why is Putin so popular? Greece slams anti-Russia sanctions, seeks gas discount; Poland and Georgia see imminent Russian threat; Golos leader evicted. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 23, 2015

TODAY: Secure state jobs could be lost to budget cuts; Kudrin baffled over ratings downgrade; E.U. to ‘reframe’ energy relations with Russia and help Kiev wean off of dependence; British MPs want increased military spending to address Russia threat; suspects in Kharkiv bomb trained in Russia; Kerry blasts brazen Russia; 35,000-strong anti-Maidan march in Moscow. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 16, 2015

TODAY: Ceasefire ‘generally’ kept in Ukraine, fighting continues in isolated areas; Russia needs Ukraine gas route in order to keep its European customers; Navalny detained in subway; Kudrin, other liberals join anti-crisis meeting; Putin does not know how to implement new spending plan; Kaspersky identifies global attack; Russia and Hungary – too close for comfort?

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

TODAY: First banking bailout of crisis; Kudrin criticises government response, says Russia plunging further into crisis; U.S. blocks Rosneft expansion attempts; Navalny’s defenders plan new rally.  The Central Bank has intervened to bail out Moscow’s Trust Bank which is on the verge of insolvency, issuing a loan of $500 million at the current exchange rate.  Former Finance […]