RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 18, 2015

TODAY: Belgium takes action on behalf of ex-Yukos shareholders; E.U. to extend sanctions; economic woes loom large ahead of St Petersburg Economic Forum; harsh stance on drugs linked to poor foreign investment levels? Mikhail Khodorkovsky sees Putin’s war with the West as confabulation; Kasparov agrees Putin playing poker, not chess; Dynasty foundation falls foul of NGO […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov promises full investigation into Nemtsov murder; Putin loyalist appointed head of investigation; main witness flies to Kiev, says she saw nothing; Ukrainian lawmaker to sue Kremlin after arrest; Navalny request to attend Nemtsov funeral denied; Russians to spend half of income on food; death toll in Ukraine passes 6,000.

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

TODAY: Tens of thousands march in Moscow in honor of murdered Boris Nemtsov; Poroshenko says Nemtsov was about to release evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine crisis; Nemtsov’s final interview given just hours before his death; Putin vows to find and punish killers; Fridman hires former BP exec; Pugachyov ordered to reveal trust income.

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

TODAY: Ukraine suspends pre-payments for gas deliveries; Gazprom ready to exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions of Ukraine; Kiev starts pulling back heavy weapons from frontline; Khodorkovsky calls Putin a ‘naked king’; ruble having its best month since the 90s.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 27, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives yearly Valdai Club speech, blames U.S. for Ukraine crisis, reveals he helped Yanukovych flee; Ukraine votes towards Europe; Naftogaz agrees on winter price; Rosneft will not get requested financial aid, Yevtushenkov’s Sistema may be enlisted to help; Nord Stream plan scrapped; Gunvor to divest Russian business; Roskomnadzor wants to check ISPs for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin says internet isolation plan is for information security, not censorship; Russians see Western sanctions as affront, China support grows since Ukraine crisis; Russia pulls out of FLEX after gay adoption; conscription begins this fall, Arctic military command structure planned; Kasparov warns of Putin’s long-term goals; IMF halves its 2015 Russia growth forecast; new NATO head. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 12, 2014

TODAY: Russia and Red Cross aid mission to Ukraine agreed with Kiev; some powers remain dubious about implications of Russian presence; Kasparov thwarted in chess bid; one in nine Russians hope to emigrate; Night Wolves dance for Putin. A Russian convoy of up to 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid is reportedly heading for Ukraine, after […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast, August 11, 2014

TODAY: Russia looks to prevent food price hikes following import restrictions; new law bans anonymous wifi access in public; dacha activism; Garry Kasparov fights Kremlin for FIDE role.  Donetsk on verge of being recaptured by Ukraine, reports say; Putin-hosted Karabakh talks yield little; Russia-West energy cooperation stays strong. Having introduced a year long ban on half its agricultural […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 6, 2014

TODAY: Putin calls for retaliatory measures against sanctions; Aeroflot tumbles over airspace concerns; Russia to sue Germany’s Rheinmetall; Kremlin blocked BBC interview about Siberian independence; Poland warns of imminent invasion of Ukraine; Khodorkovsky to miss mother’s funeral. President Vladimir Putin made a public call for Russia to retaliate against the economic sanctions imposed by the […]

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

TODAY: Sanctions hit hard, but unlikely to influence Moscow; Russia begins military exercises near Ukraine border; 400 troops leaving Ukraine for Russia ‘are PoWs’; inflation finally decreasing, but still higher than targets; Kasparov, Gessen, Putin video hoax. In retaliation for Western sanctions against Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wants Russia to issue a full […]