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 10, 2014

TODAY: West continues to pressure Russia over Ukraine; Putin defends actions in Crimea; Khodorkovsky addresses Kiev crowds, says Kremlin is lying; pro-Russia protesters disrupt peaceful Ukrainian rally; TNK-BP oligarchs close to new deal; Serdyukov corruption case dropped; Gazprom threatens Ukraine over price and supply. Western governments are pressuring Russia to find a peaceful solution to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2013

TODAY: Putin backs amnesty for prisoners; Medvedev calls for order in Ukraine and Lavrov warns against interference; Kerry promises support for Moldovan winemakers; Supreme Court rejects Navalny election appeal; Serdyukov to be charged; Yota’s smartphone attracts attention; Duma fistfights, HRW. The Kremlin’s human rights adviser Mikhail Fedotov apparently speculated that an amnesty for prisoners, publicly backed […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2013

TODAY: No holidays for Sochi organisers; MegaFon’s Olympic monopoly; at Vilnius summit, EU rejects Ukraine’s call for trilateral talks with Russia; Serdyukov charged with negligence; final Greenpeace detainee released; Gazprombank loan for Venezuela; television and tolerance. There will be no holidays for the organisers of this winter’s Sochi Olympics, said President Vladimir Putin, indicating that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 19, 2013

TODAY: Three Greenpeace activists granted bail, others may have detentions extended; court cages and Putin’s textbooks under fire; Navalny’s party will not be registered; Mutko says Kremlin should have waited to implement ‘gay propaganda’ law; Merkel warns Russia against further Ukraine pressure. A St. Petersburg court granted bail to three of the 30 Greenpeace crew […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 5, 2013

TODAY: Kirill awards Putin for powerful Russia as thousands join nationalist Unity Day marches and two young LGBT people are beaten; Sobyanin fires officials over Biryulyovo; Medvedev backtracks on Ukraine; Vasilyeva says charges are political; Lebedev sells Aeroflot stake. Thousands of Russians participated in Unity Day marches in dozens of towns across the country yesterday, chanting […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 25, 2013

TODAY: Gay rights law sparks fears for Olympic tourists; analysts discuss Navalny verdict as a mistake; Alyokhina denied parole; Serdyukov refuses to testify; Politkovskaya witnesses plead not guilty; Magnitsky lawsuit funded by Kremlin? Snowden to remain in Russia; Moscow River, consumer loans, corruption. In the wake of the detention of four Dutch citizens in Murmansk […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2013

TODAY: Russia opens investigation into orphan’s death in U.S.; Schneerson documents will not be returned; Sobyanin to succeed Putin? Navalny exposé leads to Pekhtin resignation; Medvedev visits Brazil; $50 billion left Russia illegally last year; Razvozzhayev in solitary confinement; Potanin’s philanthropy. Russian officials are using the case of Russian Max Shatto, who died under the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 28, 2013

TODAY: Preliminary hearing in Magnitsky trial delayed; contrary to Medvedev’s statements, business elites unhappy about Magnitsky fallout; Prime Minister defends adoption law; Naftogaz gets $7 billion bill; U.S. withdraws from joint commission; U.S. families appeal to European Court over adoption law; organised crime crackdown. The preliminary hearing in the posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, which […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 14, 2013

TODAY: Adoption march draws thousands, Peskov defends Kremlin’s adoption ban; Serdyukov may face questioning as a suspect; Lavrov says Assad’s exit cannot be precondition for a crisis deal; Depardieu weighs in on Russia’s opposition; Polonsky to be released after paying victims; Putin marks press holiday; Yuri Schmidt to be buried in St. Petersburg. Yesterday’s ‘March […]