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

TODAY: E.U. summit begins in Riga as President speaks out against Russia; Moldovans leaning towards Russia; Putin praises Lavrov who offers military aid to Iraq; captured soldiers confess to being in Russian military; Siluanov and I.M.F. predict economic contractions; Duma moves to bring elections forward, to opposition’s disadvantage.

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

TODAY: Nemtsov’s posthumous Ukraine report published, revealing details of Kremlin involvement in war, Peskov says hasn’t seen it; U.S. Secretary of State in friendly but inconclusive talks with Putin and Lavrov; Merkel censored by translator; new Russia rail deal for China; state-run bank to pay accused spy’s legal fees; Swedes have novel ideas for putting […]

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

TODAY: Putin calls for global security at Victory Day Parade; Poroshenko slams Russia’s spectacle; Chinese President’s visit signals a raft of deals; NATO hotlines aim to defuse escalating conflict; Merkel visits Putin to press for end to Ukraine conflict; Yashin to release Nemtsov report.  

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 7, 2015

TODAY: Economic troubles interfere with Kremlin military plans; Putin and Merkel to discuss Ukraine, Merkel to snub Victory Day parade; Kostin says Putin’s success due to historical moment; Putin wants Ukrainian refugees to be able to find work; former Serdyukov employee found guilty of fraud. Fridman bows to U.K. pressure. 

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

TODAY: Merkel suggests sanctions to remain in place; Putin lambasts ‘quasi-partners’, Russian regions unattractive to investors; Japanese Prime Minister will not attend Victory Day; deputies take aim at social parasitism; culture control. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 12, 2015

TODAY: Rights activist says Nemtsov suspects suffered injuries, may have been tortured, and is promptly named as a witness; Nemtsova blames Putin for her father’s death; Khodorkovsky press secretary threatened; U.S. extends sanctions, Navalny calls for more; E.U. leaders go after Kremlin’s disinformation; North Korea heralds years of friendship with Russia.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 4, 2015

TODAY: Thousands pay last respects to Boris Nemtsov; E.U. ministers barred from attending; investigators have nothing on Nemtsov killer; Novak says Kiev should pay for gas to crisis-hit eastern Ukraine; Fridman outraged over gas field deal block; oil output expected to drop 8%.

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

TODAY: Ukraine suspends pre-payments for gas deliveries; Gazprom ready to exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions of Ukraine; Kiev starts pulling back heavy weapons from frontline; Khodorkovsky calls Putin a ‘naked king’; ruble having its best month since the 90s.

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 16, 2015

TODAY: Ceasefire ‘generally’ kept in Ukraine, fighting continues in isolated areas; Russia needs Ukraine gas route in order to keep its European customers; Navalny detained in subway; Kudrin, other liberals join anti-crisis meeting; Putin does not know how to implement new spending plan; Kaspersky identifies global attack; Russia and Hungary – too close for comfort?