RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 10, 2014

TODAY: New all-time low for ruble, reserves down; sanctions will stay until Russia leaves Ukraine, says U.S.; ECHR Yukos decision to be appealed; Navalny says Khodorkovsky is an ally; activist released; Foreign Ministry not pleased with NATO comments; Moscow to support election process in eastern Ukraine; Putin says Russia will act as global sporting events […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 9, 2014

TODAY: ECHR to prioritise Navalny arrest appeal; Total head says Europe needs Russian gas; US detention of MP’s son angers Kremlin; NATO chief says Russia duplicitous on Ukraine; Lithuania President slams Russian ‘chauvinism’; Sochi to be gambling zone; priest slams football boots. The European Court of Human Rights is to review and give priority to the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 4, 2014

TODAY: Gazprom will block any reverse gas flow to EU; Merkel and Obama stand firm; Putin turns away from aggressive youth policy; ECHR condemns Georgian deportation; Borodin accused of embezzlement; Conservative Party questioned over pro-Russia donors. EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger insists that EU companies have the ‘absolute right’ to sell Russian gas to Ukraine, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 18, 2014

TODAY: Putin decree recognises independence of Crimea; Europe, U.S. and Japan impose mild sanctions; Rosneft to take stake in Camfin; Deputy Economy Minister talks crisis; Central Bank withdraws three Moscow licenses; Greenpeace takes Russia to ECHR. In the first step towards its reunification with Russia, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognising Ukraine’s breakaway region […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 8, 2014

TODAY: ECHR made 120 rulings against Russia last year; Novaya Gazeta journalist fears for life; activists appeal to Apple over Yevroset homophobia; Russia blames Greenpeace over Senegal spat; Sharapova takes influential sportswoman crown; Olympics hockey team named. The European Court for Human Rights made 120 rulings against the Russian authorities last year for violations of the European […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 22, 2013

TODAY: FSB plotting new surveillance; EU court throws out Katyn case; Netherlands files lawsuit; Belarus wants compensation from Uralkali; Putin and Singh sign agreements; gay parenting bill withdrawn, for now; gay rights protesters try new Olympics angle. The FSB has drafted plans to implement heavier electronic surveillance by forcing Internet providers to store web traffic […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 21, 2013

TODAY: Russia stakes its Arctic territory as Greenpeace activists complain of harsh conditions; Tolokonnikova resumes hunger strike; Sochi worker claims unpaid wages; nationalist protest in St. Petersburg, Moscow police to facilitate volunteer patrol for illegal migrants; Katyn case goes to EU court; “Russia’s Murdochs”; oil giants sign accord. Alexandra Harris, the British Greenpeace activist currently […]

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

TODAY: Birthday President attends APEC conference, urges investment, promises to open up LNG; new investment model to make oil and gas lucrative for foreigners; Lithuania row escalates with import ban; further details of Sochi surveillance plans; plaque commemorates Politkovskaya; Greenpeace concerned about its activists’ health. During his birthday visit to  the APEC conference in Indonesia yesterday, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 4, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace activists charged with piracy; Putin announces plans to resuscitate Arctic military base. EU regulators may charge Gazprom; Kasparov wins ECHR backing; the plight of Sochi migrant workers; mob attack on Russian embassy in Libya. All 30 Greenpeace activists arrested when protesting against Arctic oil drilling have now been charged with piracy, despite an admission […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 26, 2013

TODAY: European Court says Khodorkovsky trial not political, but sees violations; Navalny sentencing to be evaluated by rights council; September elections to be freer than usual; gay community urges vodka boycott; Kremlin approves financial stimulus package; Yandex celebrates stock high, co-founder is in coma; officials stand up to U.S. Snowden threats. The European Court of Human Rights […]