RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2016

TODAY: Russia and Turkey trading accusations; Syria peace talks may be impossible at this point due to Russian forces’ onslaughts; Foreign Ministry to retaliate against US military expansion; EU will not lift sanctions unless Crimea is returned to Ukraine; banks tanking, officials panicking? On the controversial topic of recycling in Russia. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 21, 2016

TODAY: Ruble hits an all-time low, Central Bank will not intervene, says economy is stable; VTB waiting for cue on privatisation; Navalny ordered to pay compensation to Senator he accused of corruption; Peskov fails to assuage activist concerns over Chechen leader’s remarks; Kasparov on Putin threat; Putin invites European Jews to Russia; Ukraine to push […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 13, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin to slash budget for second year running; half of Russians believe economy has not yet hit its worst point; US says sanctions not intended to push Russia over the edge; Putin hits back at Obama ‘regional power’ comment; Navalny court case against Chaika refused again; Russia nationalises Crimea bank; Tatar activist files complaint […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 5, 2016

TODAY: Navalny’s exposé of Yury Chaika blocked on YouTube; Russia offers to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia; Ukraine unfazed by Moscow’s threats to sue over debt default; Yamal gas project receives funding boost by China; head of military intelligence agency dies suddenly; eau de Putin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 22, 2015

TODAY: Navalny associate attacked over ‘Chaika’ film; Kremlin will not investigate accusations against the Prosecutor General; activist sentenced for separatism; Khodorkovsky employees’ homes raided; Ukraine free trade agreement with EU to go ahead, Russia will retaliate with food embargo; downed jet black box too damaged to give evidence. Journalist deaths, Soviet space race.

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

TODAY: Putin gives annual news conference, comments on economy, Ukraine, Trump, Nemtsov, and other issues; France rejects Russia’s Yukos appeal; Khodorkovsky explains new murder charges; Navalny lawsuit thrown out; special report on Putin’s daughter’s husband.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 15, 2015

TODAY: Chaika under fire, now blaming US secret service for corruption accusations; Navalny lawsuit rejection puts a spotlight on Chaika’s tax records; food producers failing to meet basic requirements in most categories due to sanctions; Russia exported $11.6bn of weapons this year; Putin meeting with Turkish counterpart cancelled; Egypt says no terror involvement in downing […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 14, 2015

TODAY: Organizing websites to be blocked by Prosecutor General within five days of complaints; Navalny publishes new video of allegations against Yury Chaika, is accused in turn of having ties to former Magnitsky boss; Mikhail Khodorkovsky charged with murder; opposition march leads to arrests; Turkey and Russia tensions flare; Nabiullina plays down banking crisis fears. 

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

TODAY: Russia accuses IMF of Ukraine bias in new debt ruling; flexes military muscle in Syria; Churkin casts doubt on viability of international talks; Turkey lambasted for sending troops to Northern Iraq; car sales slide; Navalny reports Chaika to Swiss regulator in corruption allegations; Khodorkovsky to be charged in connection with murder. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 8, 2015

TODAY: Harassment of independent TV channel Dozhd resumes; documentary alleging corruption in Prosecutor General’s circle proves popular; Khodorkovsky called in for questioning; anti-Kremlin activist to spend three years in jail; Russia requests closed door discussion with UN Security Council on Turkey; plans to raise legal smoking age; Putin pledges cooperation on climate change.