RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 20, 2016

TODAY: IOC considering possibility of banning Russia from Olympic Games amid doping scandal; several investigative committee members detained by FSB; British PM irks Kremlin by describing Russia as a threat; IMF sees some stabilisation in economy. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 18, 2016

TODAY: Putin and Erdogan discuss coup attempt in Turkey; Kerry and Lavrov forge path towards peace in Syria but remain tacit on details; Bolotnaya protestor released; church worries about the influence of pocket monsters.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2016

TODAY: St Petersburg Economic Forum begins with high profile participation from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; latter asserts need for Western cooperation with Moscow; Sarkozy suggests Russia should lift its sanctions before E.U.; Kudrin fears for economy without diversification; colossal icebreaker unveiled; Ukrainian Orthodox Church seeks independence from Moscow; gay club stormed by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 13, 2016

TODAY: Ruble rebounds thanks to accord on oil output freeze; Nabiullina asserts economy will grow with structural reform, as opposed to higher crude prices; Alexei Kudrin looks set to re-enter economic policy domain with think tank role; Russia an unreliable adversary of IS; Roscosmos wins court action on asset seizure in France; corruption as the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2015

TODAY: Russia introduces economic measures against Turkey in retaliation for SU-24; energy and agriculture sectors to be affected; war of words continues on both sides; Putin meets with Hollande and agrees on the necessity of targeting Daesh alone in Syria; Gudkov vows action against NTV; Khodorkovsky discusses prospect of a Putin-free regime. 

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 24, 2015

TODAY: Russian fighter jet shot down near Turkey’s border; Kremlin asserts it was over Syrian territory despite conflicting reports from Ankara; Putin and Khamenei close ranks over distrustful Washington in meeting in Tehran; trade ties bolstered; activists detained over Ukraine flag stunt; Moscow mulls retaliatory measures against Kiev for Crimea power line sabotage; Union for […]

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

TODAY: Putin criticised by some for late response to airline disaster; investigators indicate explosion likely cause; intensive air strikes in Syria are damaging historical sites in Palmyra, monitors warn; anti-corruption measures cannot be imposed on other countries, says Ivanov; recent rulings may deter IT firms from investing in Russia; new ways of thinking about Putin’s leadership […]

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 21, 2015

TODAY: Golos finds electoral funding violations on part of United Russia; worker for the watchdog attacked; hopes to usher in limited media access for ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; defence deals with Iran, Pakistan; Russia and China launch huge military exercises; Yakunin replacement announced; Forbes rich list shows Baturina holding, Rotenbergs less so; plans afoot to harshen penalties for food smuggling.