RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 24, 2015

TODAY: Putin dismisses two senior officials; Ukraine to stop buying Russian gas; Storchak expects Ukraine $3bn repayment on time; Serdyukov’s son may have bought Defence Ministry property; Russia’s fascist friends; ‘foreign agent’ fines for Sakharov Center and RPI; Crimea to immortalise Putin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 18, 2015

TODAY: Rogozin to head new Arctic commission; Latvian military says Russian edging its territory; parliament refuses request to hold minute of silence for Nemtsov; Navalny says Nemtsov’s death has complicated the terrain for oppositionists; Crimea in economic hardship; Gazprom to have a challenging year. Lake Baikal drying up.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 9, 2015

TODAY: Two Chechens charged with Nemtsov murder, three more held in custody; investigators may pursue Islamic link after suspect’s court comment; opposition reacts warily to arrests; Putin gives himself pay cut; Kudrin dismisses suggestion about Coca-Cola and McDonald’s; Yakunin denies gay rights suppressed; Navalny released from jail, vows to fight on. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 6, 2015

TODAY: Gudkov calls for Duma investigation into Nemtsov murder; Nemtsov’s last note pertains to Ukraine work; Russian media no longer being accredited in Ukraine; Russia denies NATO accusations of nuclear drills; Central Bank says inflation still top priority; Pushkov suggests Coca-Cola and McDonald’s should leave; 55% would vote for Putin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 3, 2015

TODAY: Lavrov promises full investigation into Nemtsov murder; Putin loyalist appointed head of investigation; main witness flies to Kiev, says she saw nothing; Ukrainian lawmaker to sue Kremlin after arrest; Navalny request to attend Nemtsov funeral denied; Russians to spend half of income on food; death toll in Ukraine passes 6,000.

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

TODAY: Tens of thousands march in Moscow in honor of murdered Boris Nemtsov; Poroshenko says Nemtsov was about to release evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine crisis; Nemtsov’s final interview given just hours before his death; Putin vows to find and punish killers; Fridman hires former BP exec; Pugachyov ordered to reveal trust income.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2015

TODAY: Economic crisis far from over, warns Central Bank; Gazprom’s plummeting sales hurting budget; British Defence Secretary says Russia a ‘danger'; Ukraine ceasefire troubled but holding; Vladivostock ditches direct mayoral elections; Alexei Navalny sentenced to 15 days in jail.

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

TODAY: Lavrov says ceasefire generally holding, E.U. says it has been violated, but will take no action; U.S. will hold off on decision about sending weapons to Ukraine; Gazprom accused of abusing European market position; Russians mistrust Western sources online; new Pussy Riot video released; Navalny website ban upheld; FSB head traveling to U.S.; Musayev charges dropped.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2015

TODAY: Minsk agreement already violated; Moscow and Kiev both fail to meet weapons pullback deadline; Putin says eastern Ukraine violence has decreased; Germany to update security strategy to take Russia into account; Navalny suspended sentence upheld; Russian feminism; Canada slaps sanctions on Rosneft.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2015

TODAY: Russia seen as ‘winner’ of Minsk agreement, which sets start time for ceasefire and troop withdrawal but fails to resolve border control or set deadlines; Putin hails outcome, Poroshenko expresses dissatisfaction; Russia immediately launches military exercises; Navalny associate’s parents investigated.