RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 29, 2016

TODAY: Security conference sees Russia blaming terrorism on the West; Lithuania upping defence budget over Russia fears; second rocket launch attempt successful; no more chance of pre-election coalition between Navalny and Kasyanov; Gazprom 2015 profits up; EBRD will stay in Russia despite ongoing sanctions, which the French Assembly want to see rejected; Magnitsky documentary pulled in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 28, 2016

TODAY: Panama Papers leak links Roldugin with Magnitsky; names of senior officials are being removed from public records, activists say; Putin lambasts space officials after rocket launch is called off; Labour Minister denies that there are any poor Russian pensioners; Chinese online retailer to accept new Russian payment system; Navalny files lawsuit against state-run media […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 20, 2016

TODAY: NATO to raise issue of dangerous military stunts with Russia later today; Constitutional Court rejects its first ECHR ruling; Medvedev says economic reform is necessary but not about to happen; Anti-Corruption Foundation candidates withdraw in protest against pre-election violations; HIV NGO labeled ‘foreign agent’; Putin and Poroshenko reach deal on Savchenko. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 14, 2016

TODAY: Russian fighter jets buzz U.S. warship; Kremlin gearing up for Putin’s direct line; shortage of labor taking a toll on economy; Navalny requests FSB investigate allegations against him; Ukraine accuses Kremlin of faking documents; Lithuanian man jailed for spying; showcase Crimea bridge to be delayed; Freedom House lambastes Putin regime; Siberian coffee lovers praise […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 12, 2016

TODAY: Navalny plans lawsuit over state-sponsored TV exposé; Open Russia questions purpose of Putin’s national guard; France freezes Roscosmos assets over Yukos; South Ossetia to hold a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for Russia integration; Rosneft overtakes Gazprom as Russia’s most valuable company; Serbia pays unusual tribute to Putin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 28, 2016

TODAY: Peskov says Ukraine’s response to Savchenko sentence ‘hysteria’, says pilot will serve her time; Navalny attacked with pastry; Putin endorses Kadyrov for third term as Chechen leader; Kerry leaves Russia with positive reports of better relations; Medvedev to educate United Russia hopefuls; Pamfilova resigns to take up new election role.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 16, 2016

TODAY: Analysts converge in belief that Russia’s pullout from Syria has improved its position; pressure now on Assad; Kremlin youth organization hopes to label Navalny NGO foreign agent; Deputy Culture minister detained on suspected embezzlement; Putin says people like repressive measures, sometimes; pension system reform on the cards; the pranksters who take on presidents deny […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 26, 2016

TODAY: Report warns NATO that it is vulnerable to Russia; Putin son-in-law and judo partner appear on top ten government procurement list; Navalny attack with cake; Vilnius to honour Boris Nemtsov; single-industry town residents suffering; Russia to issue Eurobonds despite US warnings; Syria ceasefire begins tonight. Lukashenko gaffe makes Putin a figure of fun.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 25, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry discuss Syrian ceasefire arrangements; some say deal will benefit Moscow to US detriment; Putin getting involved in diplomatic peace process; Turkey accuses Russia of entering its airspace again; UK investigation names Russian soldiers in MH17 crash; human rights organisations in Russia need Western funding more than ever; automatic rifles gift to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 24, 2016

TODAY: Syria says Russia has intensified air strikes following ceasefire, which Putin says does not apply to terrorist groups; Russia and Ukraine seeking $100 billion from each other in various claims; Amnesty cites Russia in global rights report; Navalny awarded damages by ECHR over KirovLev case; Yashin faces protesters, bomb threats at presentation of Kadyrov […]