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

TODAY: Russia refuses to allow international voting monitors to survey elections; opposition in disarray?  Novaya Gazeta offices raided; opposition activist decries prison transport conditions; wealthy Russians saw income fall dramatically last year; Brexit impact slight, says Finance Ministry; ‘no money’ cakes banned.    Russia has decided it will not allow the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 26, 2016

TODAY: Putin signs pardon and returns Savchenko to Ukraine; Medvedev mocked for response to Crimean pensioner; activist possibly framed for burglary; press silent on Economic Council meeting; Russia and France reactivating cooperation; Sberbank reports record profits; Russian banker sentenced in US for espionage.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 28, 2016

TODAY: Peskov says Ukraine’s response to Savchenko sentence ‘hysteria’, says pilot will serve her time; Navalny attacked with pastry; Putin endorses Kadyrov for third term as Chechen leader; Kerry leaves Russia with positive reports of better relations; Medvedev to educate United Russia hopefuls; Pamfilova resigns to take up new election role.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 15, 2016

TODAY: Russia and West trade accusations over Syria; Medvedev denies that Russia is bombing Syrian civilians, calls current relations with the West a ‘new cold war’; Rosneft and Bashneft to be privatized this year; Soros predicts 2017 Kremlin bankruptcy; Kirill and Pope Francis meet at last.

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

TODAY: Kerry, Lavrov and world powers agree on temporary cessation of hostilities in Syria, excluding actions against IS; Medvedev’s delegation to Munich Security Conference hints at Russia’s search for compromise; Kirill and Pope Francis to meet today; Khodorkovsky on international wanted list; Navalny files conflict of interest lawsuit against Putin; Justice Ministry seeks ban on […]

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

TODAY: Turkey accuses Russia of attempting ethnic cleansing in Syria; Rosatom stops work on Turkish nuclear plant; Moscow denies activation of new bases in Syria; new law would allow Russia to flout rulings made by the ECHR; Khodorkovsky sees Yukos as motivation; Kremlin offers some response to Chaika accusations; U.N. reports entry of weapons into […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 25, 2015

TODAY: Putin accuses Ankara of ‘stab in the back’ over downing of SU-24; Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey; warship deployed to Mediterranean to offer Russian forces greater security; Russian President vows ‘serious consequences’ but analysts suggest they will not be military; St Petersburg journalist attacked; NGO resolution in UN pointed towards Russia; Gazprom halts gas […]

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

TODAY: Glasnost Defense Foundation and Human Rights Institute fall foul of NGO law; Memorial facing ongoing challenges from Justice Ministry; Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with extremism in Taganrog; state of emergency declared in Crimea over power supply sabotage; Moscow blames Ukrainian nationalists; Russia accused of killing 97 children in Syria bombings; Iran and Russia drawing closer over […]

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

TODAY: Sputnik and Kiselyov still blaming the West, Medvedev says bomb a real possibility behind Egypt crash, flights will not be resumed in near future; Russia and Iran move closer on missile deal; artist sets fire to FSB building; WADA calls for total ban on Russian athletics; Memorial named as ‘foreign agent’. 

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

TODAY: Kremlin plans to increase number of missile strikes on Syria; state TV says Russia ‘saving Europe’, Medvedev defends military actions; protesters in Moscow demonstrate against air strikes; multinationals threaten Russia exit; Putin associates implicated in Deutsche Bank probe; small businesses hit by bank license revocation; Pamfilova calls for Kashin’s claims to be investigated.