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

TODAY: Russia accuses West of seeking regime change through sanctions; ‘Day of Silence’ in Ukraine in attempt to rebuild ceasefire; Mistrals or money says Kremlin; military spending splurge. Ruble falling with oil prices; investor jitters widespread.  Gas flow to Ukraine resumes; TV channel Rain seeking home once more. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has told […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 26, 2014

TODAY: Putin suspected of wooing Europe’s far-right, renewed accusations of major corruption; Russia will not, can not cut oil production; France indefinitely postpones warship delivery due to Ukraine crisis; Putin praises ties with Vietnam; journalists flee Russia over gay rights. President Vladimir Putin is suspected of being involved in a ‘cash and charm offensive’ targeting […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 31, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine and Russia reach winter gas accord; Moscow court orders nationalisation of Bashneft; Russia will claim Arctic shelf next year; Polish industrials seeking non-Russian gas sources; U.K. responds to news of Russia Today’s new channel; Milonov slurs Apple CEO; corruption allegations against pension and construction heads. Ukraine and Russia have reached an ‘11th-hour’ agreement on […]

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

TODAY: Putin drafts Ukraine peace plan – not ‘ceasefire’; allegations of Russian military on the ground in Ukraine; France pulls first Mistral delivery, Australia bans uranium exports to Russia; Putin forges ties in Mongolia; Medvedev says renewal of Kiev energy talks depends on debt repayment. Early formulations of a new seven-point peace plan with Ukraine, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 31, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin launches ban on Polish food imports in apparent tit-for-tat; slams new sanctions. German-brokered plan to solve Ukraine crisis afoot?  NATO badly positioned to counter Russia threat, report says; Moscow denies U.S. claim it violated missile treaty; Voina back to Russia?  Russia has announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland, along with […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2014

TODAY: Diplomats promise to agree on new cease-fire by Saturday; Medvedev blames Poroshenko, US continues to support Ukraine; ultra-nationalist says he feels abandoned by Russia; Moscow reveals long-term message via Security Council; Moldova’s EU ties violate human rights, says Rogozin; journalists targeted in Luhansk; Yandex may escape regulation; crime boss extradited. The Foreign Ministry released […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 25, 2014

TODAY: State-owned companies may be banned from holding foreign bank accounts; Putin revokes possibility of sending troops into Ukraine; ceasefire in doubt after more deaths in eastern Ukraine, Kiev says Russia using landmines; Moldova optimistic on European cooperation; row with Israel over RT raid.  The Finance Ministry is planning to ban state companies from holding […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 5, 2014

TODAY: G7 leaders meet without Putin, are united against Russia; Putin evades questions of Russian involvement in Ukraine crisis; ‘foreign agent’ label to be placed on NGOs without their permission; Sechin calls for domestic limitations to energy rights; Gazprom may need recapitalisation; HSBC follows Lloyds out of Rosneft deal; Putin retort to Clinton; Kadyrov the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2014

TODAY: Gazprom switches to prepay system for Ukraine’s gas, vows to cut supplies if it does not comply; Russia supports Donetsk referendum results as West cries foul play; Sloviansk calls for Russian troops to assist; poll shows Russians rely on state TV for Ukraine news; EU expands sanctions; France to continue with Russian warships deal; Moscow […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2013

TODAY: Syria agrees to sign treaty, Putin argues against French resolution; Russia bans Moldovan wine imports; U.S. seeks assets linked to Magnitsky fraud case; pretrial protester barred from mother’s funeral; rare earths investment boost for China; homophobia, assassination. Russia has announced a ban on imports of Moldovan wine and spirits, ostensibly because they contain impurities, but […]