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

TODAY: Putin calls for defense against extremism, announces creation of payments system to replace Visa; U.N. rejects Crimea secession vote, region to get new constitution; U.S. bans military exports to Russia; Sberbank says it’s ready for zero growth; Rosatom says no change to Ukraine deliveries; Dozhd fighting for survival; Berezovsky death receives open verdict. President […]

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

TODAY: Economy will continue to suffer over Crimea crisis, World Bank predicts; Putin meets with Siemens chief, Egypt may join CIS customs union; Russian troops still amassing at Ukraine border; E.U. and U.S. united on sanctions against Russia, Obama outlines plan in Brussels; Crimea invasion a diversionary tactic? Berezovksy inquest. The MICEX index is down […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 31, 2013

TODAY: Putin named most powerful person, leaves enemies out of history books; 200 Kremlin officials fired over income declarations at anti-corruption meeting; Sochi waste threatening water contamination and coastal erosion; LNG exports open up; Rosneft wants Kremlin’s port stake; Omsk against Halloween. The world’s most powerful person (according to Forbes magazine at least), President Vladimir Putin, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 22, 2013

TODAY: Russia makes promise to IOC on gay Olympics visitors; British actor comes out in protest of anti-gay laws; Berezovsky Serbian assets under scrutiny; Moscow metro contract may be broken down; oil prices keep Russia afloat in emerging markets; Golos evicted again; alleged Navalny violations. Russia has apparently vowed to the International Olympics Committee that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 9, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin’s ‘gray cardinal’ ousted; U.S. fears Russia’s weapons sales to Syria; Putin makes Victory Day Parade speech; human rights groups say Russia wants NGOs out; Titov calls for release of white-collar criminals; businessman arrested in journalist beating; Berezovsky buried. Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov has been ousted from his post by President Vladimir Putin, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 6, 2013

TODAY: Protesters gear up for May 6 anniversary march; poll says Russians believe Navalny trial is corrupt; Putin praises Kirill as 4 million gather for Easter mass; bird group branded ‘foreign agent’; Moscow official shot dead; missing plane found. As some protesters await trial and others remain under house arrest for taking part in protests on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 2, 2013

TODAY: Prokhorov calls for Zhukovsky revote; Kozak dismisses Greenpeace complaints about Sochi waste; NGO raids storm continues; sources dispute nature of Berezovsky’s death; Udaltsov house arrest extended. Billionaire businessman and politician Mikhail Prokhorov is demanding a revote of the Zhukovsky mayoral elections after a candidate from his Civic Platform party lost amid allegations of vote […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2013

TODAY: Zhukovsky elections complaints; Russia urges responsible actions regarding North Korea; no support for lost Cyprus funds; Putin allocates funds to NGOs, slams U.S. interference; Strategy 31 detainees released; Putin praises Soviet education system; Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned; shale oil boom? Gazprom accuses Ukraine of fraud. Mayoral elections in Zhukovsky were marred by reports […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 29, 2013

TODAY: Washington likens NGO searches to witch hunt; Putin defends raids, but suggests caution; Lev Ponomaryov faces charges; President attempts reinvigoration of All-Russia People’s Front. Surprise naval exercises in Black Sea; military hardware delivered to Venezuela; suspicions remain over Berezovsky’s death.  Vladimir Putin has described the latest spate of raids on NGOs as ‘routine measures‘, whilst noting that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 27, 2013

TODAY: Germany warns Moscow on NGO raids; senator quits in citizenship scandal; urban election transparency. Berezovsky remembered; teenage Russian orphan claims abuse at hands of American adoptive parents; Hermitage Russia fund to close. BRICS meeting sees deals on nuclear and helicopters; development bank in the works. Another branch of the Memorial rights organization in Moscow has […]