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

TODAY: Diplomatic tensions rising over Russian bombing in Syria; Putin brushes off Western criticism; progress seen in Ukraine peace talks; both sides pledge to withdraw weapons; elections in rebel-held regions to be postponed; Russia will discuss oil prices with OPEC; Economy Ministry predicts GDP will recover (somewhat) in 2016.

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

TODAY: Putin’s United Nations address defends Russia’s actions in Syria; Obama meets with Putin to express conflicting views of Syria situation; Alexeyeva wins human rights award; Gazprom urges further talks in antitrust case; Russia destroying hundreds of tons of food; Nemtsov suspect retracts confession.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 25, 2015

TODAY: Putin to deliver hotly anticipated speech at U.N. General Assembly on Monday; sideline meeting with Obama scheduled as Russia’s Syrian involvement deepens; contrasting views appear on subject matter of meeting; new figures reveal Russia’s economic dependence on energy; Kiev names Russia enemy number one; gas talks with Ukraine to resume; the real Putin telephones […]

RA’s Daily Russia New Blast – Sept 5, 2015

TODAY: Putin lures investors to Russia’s Far East with promises of high returns; free land offer to attract citizens; lack of manifestos suggests complacency among regional governors, says think tank; no clear agreement reached on oil prices between Russia and Venezuela; Putin advocates international cooperation in fight against terror; new oil field launched in Siberia. 

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.