RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2015

TODAY: Pskov governor accused of ordering Kashin attack; German publishing house announces Russia exit; ECHR rules in favour of Bolotnaya activists, Parnas member fined for Twitter post, woman jailed for dancing at memorial; U.S. Embassy says cultural center closure erodes ties; Putin and Berlusconi face lawsuit for drinking Crimea wine; Peskov assets scandal.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 19, 2015

TODAY: Putin celebrates Crimea annexation one year on; Moscow signs integration pact with South Ossetia to E.U.’s consternation; Nemtsov murder exposes Putin’s Chechnya problem, say analysts; health of imprisoned billionaire in danger; Sweden’s espionage fears; GM shutting up shop in Russia; China pipeline delayed?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 21, 2014

TODAY: EU criticises Bolotnaya Square sentences; Ukrainian star at top of Moscow tower, work of ‘hooligans'; McDonald’s closures; agricultural sector will require billions amid import ban. VTB feels pain of Ukraine crisis; Ferguson continues to provide Foreign Ministry with ammunition.  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has expressed disapproval at the ‘disproportionate‘ sentences meted out to Bolotnaya […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 25, 2014

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov found guilty in Bolotnaya Square protests; Putin’s approval ratings reach a high; IMF forecasts weaker growth.  Russia denies missiles launched on its territory against Ukrainian fighter jets; Kremlin disapproves of U.S. South Korea plans; Canada announces sanctions.  Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Leonid Razvozzhayev have been found guilty of organising mass […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 29, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine blames Russia for violence in east, Lavrov blames West; arrest warrant for second Bolotnaya protester this week; Ukraine will not pay until gas price drops as alleged debt passes $5bn; emigration, alcoholism. 300 coalminers rallied in support of pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk yesterday, but the overall situation in eastern Ukraine, has returned to relative […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 28, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine quits CIS; dozens of pro-Russians killed in Donetsk violence, Putin calls for an end to clashes; Kiev turns tables on gas row, accuses Gazprom of stealing; Khodorkovsky plans charity work in Ukraine; Navalny could be placed in pretrial detention; Bolotnaya Square activist charged two years after the fact; Putin ally joins Yandex board. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 7, 2014

TODAY: New law requires bloggers to register; national payment system will penalise international colleagues; 13 detained at Bolotnaya anniversary protest; Lavrov defends military exercises at Ukrainian border; some investors still holding onto their Russia shares; Pussy Riot speak to U.S. Senate; Eurovision entry booed. In the Kremlin’s latest crackdown on dissident voices, President Vladimir Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 25, 2014

TODAY: Kiev and Moscow dig heels in over crisis; Russia launches drills, Kiev demands explanation; Washington highly critical.  Sanctions prompt S&P ratings cut; Navalny faces another six months of house arrest; Putin offers his take on the origins of the Internet. The situation in eastern Ukraine has reportedly deteriorated, after Ukrainian forces killed up to five […]

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

TODAY: Crimea’s regional parliament seized amid clashes between pro-Russians and Tatars; Russian troops flex muscles; Yanukovych spotted near Moscow?  Navalny investigators seek house arrest; police officer accused of attacking Bolotnaya detainee; Putin’s popularity high; Michael McFaul says goodbye to Russia.  In a rapidly evolving situation, it has been reported that the regional government building and parliament in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 26, 2014

TODAY: Navalny jailed after taking part in protest; U.S. calls for reversal of Bolotnaya decision; weakening ruble could boost treasury; Putin said to have influenced Yanukovych’s fleeing; top officials meet to discuss Ukraine, but reveal no official position; rumours of Kremlin-backed separatism; hundreds of violations at Amur space centre; hefty Indonesian investments planned for 2014. Three […]