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

TODAY: Lavrov promises Israel no new arms race; Putin meeting with Greek and Cypriot leaders this week; patriotism to be written into school curriculum; inflation is highest in 13 years; Kremlin monitors media photos of opposition figures; Ponomaryov to be stripped of legislative immunity; Nemtsov suspects arrested again. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 10, 2015

TODAY: E.U. extension of sanctions postponed as leaders gear up for Ukraine peace talks; Obama says U.S. has not ruled out weapons for Kiev; Moscow would see weapons aid as declaration of war; TV-2 taken off air; Nabiullina interview; Putin visits Cairo; Cyprus denies leasing military bases to Russia.

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

TODAY: Budget spending to be cut across the board; citizens told to stay calm in the face of rising costs; Medvedev has promises but no measures at Gaidar Forum; Putin breaks small business promise; Navalny pays $10 bracelet-cutting fine; Saratov journalist beaten; newspaper blames U.S. for Charlie Hebdo killings. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 17, 2013

TODAY: Golubkov charged with commercial bribery; Peskov says ban on foreign bank accounts has led to no resignations; rough economic times ahead, warns U.S. agency; Putin to fly to work; gay pride events organisers to appeal to Moscow court for permission to meet; corruption video seems to encourage vigilantism; Navalny says witness against him was […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2013

TODAY: Homophobia-driven murder leads to accusations against Kremlin; 59 detained in connection with Occupy; Surkov dismissal shows isolated Putin; U.K.’s Cameron leaves Russia with assurances of shared goal on Syria; plans to sell arms to Syria show Russia-U.S. discord, Kasparov says the sides have no common ground; Cyprus loan extension not final; Voina intercepted in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 10, 2013

TODAY: Temporary Surkov successor appointed; 8.5 million Russians celebrate Victory Day; Kerry urges Russia not to arm Syria; U.K. Prime Minister in Sochi to discuss Syria conflict; Russia to extend terms of Cyprus bailout; St. Petersburg media outlets hacked.  Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Sergei Prikhodo as a replacement First Deputy Chief of Staff […]

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

TODAY: Journalist Beketov dies; media president beaten; Femen protesters accost Putin, Amsterdam gay rights protest marks his visit; Navalny says Putin has ordered the embezzlement case against him; Pussy Riot Tolokonnikova interview; Udaltsov ally admits guilt; new law vaguely bans media swear words; NGOs deny Putin’s funding accusations.  Journalist Mikhail Beketov, who was badly beaten […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 8, 2013

TODAY: NGO crackdown protesters welcome Putin to Germany, Merkel calls on Russia to give NGOs a chance; protesters rally against May 6 arrests; Kudrin report says authorities hamper development; Magnitsky lawyer asks to be removed from ‘illegal’ case; Russia wants Shatto’s brother returned. President Vladimir Putin was greeted by ‘several hundred protesters’ on his arrival […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 5, 2013

TODAY: Navalny eyes presidency; Knopfler cancels Russia concerts over NGO raids, Kremlin threatens to fine organisations; Poland says no to Gazprom pipeline; Tele2 deal analysis; Russian Railways privatisation approved; energy tie-ups; Pozner interview. Opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny says he will run for president in 2018, and wants ‘to change the life of the country’ by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 3, 2013

TODAY: Putin issues three-month disclosure deadline, reverses Medvedev’s gubernatorial election reform; NGO inspection reaches Voronezh; Nizhny Novgorod fraud; Moscow may not sign new UN treaty on arms; orphanages report; Gazprom losing value despite export boom; Polonsky released. President Vladimir Putin has issued a three-month deadline to Russian officials to close their foreign bank accounts if […]