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

TODAY: Economy takes turn for the worse as second quarter data shows dramatic decline; Putin attempts to stave off ruble worries; Maria Zakharova becomes first female Foreign Ministry spokesman; Moscow asserts Washington must abandon military defence plans in Europe; Duma mulling bill to reduce penalties for corruption in military; translators concerned by dearth of patriotism […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 16, 2015

TODAY: Putin brings election date forward; NGO law threatens civil society, says BBC; Obama congratulates Putin on role in Iran deal; Ponomarev put on wanted list; Kremlin shuffles as economic crisis bites.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 6, 2015

TODAY: Putin makes conciliatory address to Obama, saying good relations would ensure world security; isolation driving Russia’s aggression; VTB and Sberbank struggling in London; Nemtsov party Parnas elects new leader; Melamed case is a bid to oust Chubais? Iran to become major energy competitor to Russia. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 26, 2015

TODAY: Pentagon official calls Putin out on nuclear rhetoric; Breedlove says Putin not finished in Ukraine; Karzai hails new relations with Russia; Moscow threatens Poland and Romania; Medvedev says West needs to change its approach; Gazprom plans China pipeline investment; dentist attacked for complaining to Mayor about health reforms; Sochi in state of emergency.

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

TODAY: Obama says G7 committed to anti-Russia sanctions, accuses Putin of chasing Soviet glory; poll finds Russians negative about U.S., E.U., Ukraine; Ukraine PM and Lithuanian minister separately urge Europe to unite against Russia; BRICS are for world peace, says Matviyenko; new penitentiary legislation causes concern.

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

TODAY: Putin says Russia is victim, not threat; G7 leaders urge united front against Russian aggression; Ukraine fighting affects defence aspirations; Navalny election campaigning in Novosibirsk; under new investigation, FIFA could strip Russia of hosting rights; Deutsche Bank investigating alleged Russian money laundering.

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

TODAY: Poroshenko warns of full-scale invasion by Russia; Merkel and Harper want Russia to stay out of G7; Dynasty Foundation donor pulls funding over ‘foreign agent’ status; Central Bank to focus on boosting reserves; Kara-Murza’s father says son poisoned; oppositionists withdraw work from Ekho Moskvy.  

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

TODAY: Peskov refutes criticism of ‘foreign agents’ laws, says Putin will look review the case of the Dinastia science foundation; Obama tells NATO that Russia needs to step back; Putin calls on companies to expand domestically, anticipating sanctions being dropped; Russia cancels French helicopter carrier order; magazine editor investigated over cover image. 

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

TODAY: Lavrov promises full investigation into Nemtsov murder; Putin loyalist appointed head of investigation; main witness flies to Kiev, says she saw nothing; Ukrainian lawmaker to sue Kremlin after arrest; Navalny request to attend Nemtsov funeral denied; Russians to spend half of income on food; death toll in Ukraine passes 6,000.

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

TODAY: Russia triples Twitter removal requests, accuses company of violating legislation for not complying; Sechin accuses Opec of destabilising oil market; investor confidence halves in a year; Putin vows not to bow to external pressure over foreign policy; children’s ombudsman wants U.S. adoptions investigated; Putin gifts Egyptian president an assault rifle.