RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 16, 2016

TODAY: Navalny detained, questioned about Islamic State at Krasnodar border; major independent media holding loses senior managers following state pressure; Pamfilova says she is proof that next elections will be fair; Eurovision defeat to Ukraine staggers Russia, with authorities claiming conspiracy; Mutko apologises for doping violations, pleads to be allowed to compete at Rio Olympics; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 12, 2016

TODAY: US to switch on missile defence shield despite Russia’s protestations; Georgia provokes Russia with military exercises; Navalny probed again, criminal case launched against RBC; EBRD puts freeze on loans to Russia; final power line laid to Crimea; Putin plays hockey, falls. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 6, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin insists resurgent Russia not a threat, just protecting its interests; society not satisfied with current calibre of opposition, says expert panel member; Putin’s policies indicate high-level concern about economy; extremism convictions triple in past 5 years; China and Russia announce joint drill; Turner sells Russian assets; radio journalist found murdered.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 27, 2016

TODAY: Parnas youth leader kidnapped in Moscow; censorship bosses to meet with China Internet mastermind; Russia in talks to supply Syria with more military equipment; Russia says bleak immediate outlook for relations with Turkey; ECHR orders Russia to be imprisoned activists; blogger charged with extremism; no oil freeze ahead of OPEC meeting.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 24, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov says Europe cannot combat terrorism if playing games; Russia has no intentions to cut ties with EU, despite sanctions; Moscow police increase security measures in Brussels aftermath; Savchenko negotiations begin as pilot threatens another hunger strike; Medvedev says economy adjusting to new low price and will benefit from weaker ruble; meldonium scandal moves […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 24, 2016

TODAY: Syria says Russia has intensified air strikes following ceasefire, which Putin says does not apply to terrorist groups; Russia and Ukraine seeking $100 billion from each other in various claims; Amnesty cites Russia in global rights report; Navalny awarded damages by ECHR over KirovLev case; Yashin faces protesters, bomb threats at presentation of Kadyrov […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 20, 2015

TODAY: State Duma and Federation Council to discuss fight against terror in rare joint meeting; Moscow claims to have hit ISIS HQ in air raids; Syria serving to draw Russia out of isolation?  Ukraine fears this means its interests will be ignored; China buys batch of fighter jets; Russia will build nuclear plant in Egypt; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 15, 2015

TODAY: White House rejects visit from Medvedev to discuss Syria; Peskov says decision indicates that U.S. does not want to help save Syria; Vostochny Cosmodrome launch delayed; officials slam MH17 report; Guriev to join EBRD; Nabiullina tells her worst nightmare; foreign agents law harks back to Stalin era; Ukraine to join U.N. Security Council.

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

TODAY: Putin calls migrant crisis ‘predictable’; Russia sending military support and possibly troops to Syria, prompting warning from Kerry; Memorial fined over foreign agents law; BBC proposes counter to RT; Yashin campaign thwarted in Kostroma; Snowden slams recent Russian laws; wedding police to combat joy.

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

TODAY: U.S. extends sanctions to defence firms; U.N. attacks Russia’s stance on investigation into chemical weapons in Syria; Medvedev reassures consumers over medicine import ban; Navalny to pay in Yves Rocher case; Putin insists on patriotic education; parade to mark Kuril islands seizure flouts Japan; China meetings underway amid economic concerns.