RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 9, 2016

TODAY: US concerned about Nord Stream as security threat; IMF thinks economic crisis over for Russia; new report says over $1tn of Russian assets are offshore; Tver man given 2 years for posting Crimea-related content online; former doping officer says he has a ‘Sochi List’; Putin meeting with Japanese PM leads to Kuril Islands ‘breakthrough’; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 6, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin insists resurgent Russia not a threat, just protecting its interests; society not satisfied with current calibre of opposition, says expert panel member; Putin’s policies indicate high-level concern about economy; extremism convictions triple in past 5 years; China and Russia announce joint drill; Turner sells Russian assets; radio journalist found murdered.

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

TODAY: Russia’s row with Turkey heats up as Erdogan calls for Putin’s resignation over jet accusations; Kremlin may cut Turkish Stream support, publishes list of economic sanctions against Ankara; Obama steps in to mediate; anti-extremism legislation targets Jehovah’s Witnesses, man jailed for distributing extremist materials, 20 cases of treason this year; China wins jet fighter deal.

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 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 – April 9, 2015

TODAY: Transparency International falls victim to NGO law; corruption skyrocketing says former Finance Minister; Ilya Ponomaryov discusses future in Russia or elsewhere; BBC says reports of child death in Ukraine fabricated; Putin’s meeting with Greek PM sees no economic agreements; Russia looks to woo Thailand with fighter jets; film makers turn their attention to fast […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 1, 2014

TODAY: Russia hit with second major Yukos ruling; law restricting bloggers comes into effect; new U.S. ambassador John Tefft.  Sberbank hit by E.U. sanctions; social optimism reportedly reaches a new high; the power of propaganda. Following on from Monday’s order to pay $50 billion in a ruling at the Hague, the ECHR has now ordered Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 23, 2014

TODAY: Navalny under pressure after new slander ruling; crackdown on social media; ousted Vkontactke founder persona non grata in Russia; Zhirinovsky faces possible criminal charges. Kiev re-launches ‘antiterrorism’ offensive after politician found dead in eastern Ukraine; scrabble for Arctic, scrabble for Caspian; Lenin’s birthday gift. Moscow’s Babushkinsky District Court has found opposition leader Alexei Navalny […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 31, 2013

TODAY: Pussy Riot videos banned, Samutsevich appeal rejected; E.U. chief concerned about anti-gay law; ambassador to convey senators’ concerns over adoption ban; Putin champions multiethnic harmony; Moscow to help Cyprus with aid; low Press Freedom Index position ‘deserved’; Russia slams Israeli attack on Syria; Bolshoi dancer emigrates over threats. Internet providers will now face fines […]