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

TODAY: Pskov governor accused of ordering Kashin attack; German publishing house announces Russia exit; ECHR rules in favour of Bolotnaya activists, Parnas member fined for Twitter post, woman jailed for dancing at memorial; U.S. Embassy says cultural center closure erodes ties; Putin and Berlusconi face lawsuit for drinking Crimea wine; Peskov assets scandal.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2015

TODAY: Kremlin remains silent on rumours that it sent troops to Syria, says Syrian armed forces are West’s only hope of defeating IS; Ukraine and Slovakia oppose natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany; opposition leaders subjected to ‘guerrilla campaign’ to discredit them before weekend’s regional elections; Navalny interview; vandal sentenced to two years in prison; […]

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

TODAY: U.S. extends sanctions to defence firms; U.N. attacks Russia’s stance on investigation into chemical weapons in Syria; Medvedev reassures consumers over medicine import ban; Navalny to pay in Yves Rocher case; Putin insists on patriotic education; parade to mark Kuril islands seizure flouts Japan; China meetings underway amid economic concerns. 

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

TODAY: Putin and Medvedev breakfast together to boost ratings; Rotenberg to take ownership of major airport; new Internet surveillance law comes into effect; Khodorkovsky and Navalny supporting political prisoners; leaders support new Ukraine ceasefire; Matviyenko slams U.S. sanctions as undemocratic; oil companies benefitting from the devalued ruble.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 10, 2015

TODAY: Opposition activists in Siberia end hunger strike; Western journalists find their work unknowingly republished in Russia; Moscow suspected of organising cyber attack on U.S. military; Iranian general’s controversial trip to Moscow; Russia introduces law on seizing foreign assets; museum looking to warm strained ties with Europe. At the behest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 5, 2015

TODAY: Russia resubmits claim to swathe of Arctic shelf; new restrictions on imports of medical equipment proposed; youth mortality rising; decree to destroy Western foodstuffs raise hackles of charities; Investigative Committee’s new book on Ukraine crisis offers inflammatory cover; British historian’s work banned in Sverdlovsk; Gazprom’s thwarted ambitions. 

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

TODAY: Gay rights protest in St Petersburg ends in detentions; Kremlin dislikes gay emojis; luxury watch clocked at Peskov wedding; Orthodox Church’s sway in heritage sector causing concern; majority of citizens favor censoring Internet should circumstances require it; food prices stabilise. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 29, 2015

TODAY: National Endowment for Democracy declared the first undesirable organisation in Russia; Putin’s former ‘banker’ offers his insights into the machinations of the regime; opposition activists on hunger strike in Novosibirsk; plans to make patriotic cuisine a requirement for restaurants; pop stars protest Kremlin’s plans for regime-friendly talent hothouse; Britain complains about interference in Litvinenko inquiry; Gazprom […]

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

TODAY: Putin defends decisions, hopes for more European independence, says Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize; Parnas rejection due to obstacles aimed at opposition, says Navalny;  Russia follows through with Dutch tulip ban, threatens to destroy banned food imports; Kiselyov proposal would create conglomerate to support pro-Kremlin music; Litvinenko suspect not allowed to testify.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 27, 2015

TODAY: Siberian election commission blocks Navalny party; Govorit Moskva receives a warning; Committee Against Torture to close; Putin meets FIFA head who promises support for World Cup bid; ‘long winter’ coming for Russian economy, says Morgan Stanley; Yukos shareholders to push for damages.