RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 8, 2014

TODAY: Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks democracy in St Petersburg; opposition rally in Moscow; French President makes impromptu visit to Putin; Russian aircraft impounded in Nigeria.  Default on the horizon? Social unrest may result from recession, warn analysts; Moscow mulls South Stream alternative options. Despite a slew of attempts by the authorities to thwart him, Yukos founder […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin drops South Stream, looks to Turkey; NATO accuses Russia and vice-versa; Russia to up its military exercises next year; Kiev reaches truce with separatists; Moldova turns to Europe; ruble suffers worst day since 1998; Rosneft privatisation approved. President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will scrap construction of the long-awaited $22 billion South […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 1, 2014

TODAY: Merkel breaks with Putin over gay rights; Kremlin grant to Orthodox Church will fund creation of spiritual centers; Novatek lobbying in U.S. to end sanctions, Foreign Minister urges E.U. to call off sanctions; ruble hits all-time low; Russian hand suspected in Bulgarian anti-shale protests; Danone and PepsiCo targeted; book review special. A worsening anti-gay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2014

TODAY: Results of OPEC meeting under scrutiny as oil prices bode ill for Russian budget; Merkel launches verbal attack on Moscow for Ukraine conflict; reports of new convoy entering emerge; NATO perturbed by Kremlin’s warfare tactics;  Kremlin negotiating $3 billion missile deal with China. Dozhd editor honored by CPJ.  With the news that Russia foresees […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 18, 2014

TODAY: Media giant linked to Putin allies; West provoking a Cold War, Putin says, threatens Kiev; HRW accuses Crimea of human rights violations; Merkel says Russia not likely to stop at Ukraine; Shoigu discussing military cooperation with China; inflation to reach 9% by end of year; German and Polish diplomatic tit-for-tat; Deripaska given head role […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 10, 2014

TODAY: Gorbachev says world on brink of new Cold War, European report agrees; Russia and U.S. to trade Ukraine info as shelling in Donetsk resumes; Putin and Japanese PM vow to restore ties; Russia and China ink new energy accords; National Welfare Fund may prop up banks; gay marriage controversy in St. Petersburg. Speaking at […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 4, 2014

TODAY: Germany shocked at Russia’s acknowledgement of Ukraine separatist vote; NATO says border is porous; Putin speech to mark National Unity Day today; Russia low on Prosperity Index, financial woes spread to neighbours; posthumous honour for de Margerie; Apple monument dismantled in St. Petersburg. President Vladimir Putin has not yet formally recognised the validity of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 3, 2014

TODAY: Russia goes against Kiev’s wishes to recognise eastern Ukraine elections; Ukraine crisis to blame for Russia’s blocking Antarctic conservation? African migrants facing abuse; Putin critic tortured in exile; Central Bank measures to boost ruble fail; Germany’s rejection of coal will increase dependence on Russia; Ekho Moskvy warned; Antares crash a ‘wake-up call’. Ukrainian President […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 30, 2014

TODAY: Iranian President offers support to Russia; Putin says relations with Azerbaijan are developing; Merkel says E.U. may need to rethink its energy strategy with Russia; 12 killed in eastern Ukraine; Investigative Committee and Ukraine launch criminal cases against each other; Moscow Helsinki Group ceases operations; Moscow City building and selling real estate; ruble at […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 10, 2014

TODAY: E.U. adopts new anti-Russia sanctions, Medvedev vows to protect companies; Germany suffering from sanctions; Russian suicides; MH17 report seen as indicating Russian involvement; China and Russia to settle more trades in local currencies; activists say Golos ruling is small fry. The European Union has formally adopted new sanctions against Russia to further punish its involvement in the […]