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 […]

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.