RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 2, 2015

TODAY: President Putin prepares to solder Russia-China ties at Beijing meeting; economic downturn of both likely to cast a shadow; Alrosa to slash prices; Aeroflot takes over competitor; miners on hunger strike in Siberia; new Internet surveillance law condemned by activists; Putin’s sporty start to September.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 14, 2015

TODAY: Four more countries added to import ban list; CEC surprises opposition by allowing Parnas to stand in Kostroma; supermodel’s sister in cafe incident draws attention to plight of the disabled; Lavrov holds talks with Syrian National Coalition; cracks appearing in the elite? Russia’s rough justice. 

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

TODAY: Russia resubmits claim to swathe of Arctic shelf; new restrictions on imports of medical equipment proposed; youth mortality rising; decree to destroy Western foodstuffs raise hackles of charities; Investigative Committee’s new book on Ukraine crisis offers inflammatory cover; British historian’s work banned in Sverdlovsk; Gazprom’s thwarted ambitions. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 23, 2015

TODAY: MacArthur Foundation exits Russia under pressure; Chubais colleagues flee Russia; Medvedev to lead United Russia again; Russia better off with Greece part of E.U?; Rosneft requests end of Gazprom export monopoly; recession could extend into 2016; single-industry towns in danger.

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 23, 2015

TODAY: E.U. announces 6-month extension of sanctions against Russia, Kremlin responds angrily; Putin blames Ukraine for shelling in phone conversation with Merkel, Hollande; consumer rights website blocked; gay rights activist fined; rock festival driven out of Russia by conservative threat; PDVSA signs accords with Rosneft.

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

TODAY: Kudrin suggests early elections as solution to long-standing need for economic reform; perspectives on state of economy differ at SPIEG; Greek Prime Minister’s attendance spurs discussion of new Moscow-Athens axis; Kremlin reacts to seizure of assets over Yukos case; Kaliningrad as military hotbed; anti-opposition hacker ‘Hell’ to have his day in court; pot hole […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 12, 2015

TODAY: Journalist dropped by state television network for contradicting Kremlin line; Maxim magazine could face closure after printing swear words; Medvedev says Russia will not tit-for-tat bar foreign journalists; Guriev notes government’s lack of long-term plans; 3m fall below poverty line; Putin late for Pope; E.U. votes to continue anti-Russia sanctions; Sorokin lashes out against […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 22, 2015

TODAY: Medvedev acknowledges cost of Crimea annexation; defends its historical significance; local authorities action Putin’s wildfire pledges; opposition activist slashes wrists in prison protest; a look at opposition emigration; LGBT takes on haters with her own unique social media campaign; new Russia-China project to forge high technology links.  In his annual speech to parliament, Prime […]

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

TODAY: Putin proposes new amnesty; Nato to cap Russia delegation amid accusations of espionage; is Moldova next? Greek trade deal ‘a wedge through Europe’; Medvedev expands Russia’s Asian horizons; Deputy PM wants to melt Arctic ice; local protests on the rise.  Under a new amnesty proposed by President Vladimir Putin, designed as a celebration gesture […]