RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2015

TODAY: Kudrin anticipates stagnant economy, urges Putin to leverage popularity and push economic reform, estimates Crimea losses; former allies slam Kremlin policies; state company heads exempted from having to declare incomes; why is Putin so popular? Greece slams anti-Russia sanctions, seeks gas discount; Poland and Georgia see imminent Russian threat; Golos leader evicted. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 6, 2015

TODAY: Putin’s surprise Ukraine peace plan excludes U.S. and U.K.; think tank says Putin has autism, moves like a reptile; vital suburban train routes restored; Duma bill gives ‘foreign agents’ a chance to lose their label; home of Golos head ransacked; Moscow Times hacked; inflation at 15%. Milonov fights back.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 15, 2014

TODAY: Regional elections see low turnout and reports of falsifications; extended U.S. sanctions target energy sector and raise doubts about Arctic projects; crisis fund to help sanction-affected companies on the cards; plans for railway to bypass Ukraine; Orthodox Church takes to the air waves.  United Russia candidates have reportedly shown a strong performance in the regional […]

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

TODAY: E.U. adopts new anti-Russia sanctions, Medvedev vows to protect companies; Germany suffering from sanctions; Russian suicides; MH17 report seen as indicating Russian involvement; China and Russia to settle more trades in local currencies; activists say Golos ruling is small fry. The European Union has formally adopted new sanctions against Russia to further punish its involvement in the […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine death toll at 3,000; Medvedev promises to retaliate against sanctions by barring airspace, bankrupting airlines; Dalai Lama says Putin is all about himself; Russia building new Arctic military bases; Rosneft could get its requested billions; new U.S. Ambassador appointed; pipeline threatens heritage site; Yandex password hack, Golos, Lake Baikal. According to U.N. estimates, […]

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

TODAY: No result on gas talks with Ukraine, peace talks faring better; Poroshenko says ‘not interested’ in Putin’s view; Bulgaria pulls back on South Stream announcement; atomic energy complex approved; promise of greater web regulation boosts Yandex; Politkovskaya murderers given life sentences. Despite a full day of talks, Russia, Ukraine, and the European Commission are […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2013

TODAY: Putin backs amnesty for prisoners; Medvedev calls for order in Ukraine and Lavrov warns against interference; Kerry promises support for Moldovan winemakers; Supreme Court rejects Navalny election appeal; Serdyukov to be charged; Yota’s smartphone attracts attention; Duma fistfights, HRW. The Kremlin’s human rights adviser Mikhail Fedotov apparently speculated that an amnesty for prisoners, publicly backed […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 2, 2013

TODAY: Medvedev says economy is stagnating; wage increases for top officials; Russia unfazed by U.S. shutdown; Tolokonnikova ends hunger strike; activists protest Greenpeace arrests; defense spending boost; Golos, Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Putin, Khimki commuter hell goes viral. Analysts praised Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s straightforward evaluation of the economy, in which he admitted that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 6, 2013

TODAY: G20 begins with awkward greetings, Syria disputes, and a BRIC currency pool plan; proposed law would deprive gays of parental rights; mayoral candidates in home stretch; Golos leader quits Russia; Mail.ru makes hefty Facebook share profit; Rosatom moves into U.K. All eyes were on President Vladimir Putin as he greeted his U.S. counterpart, Barack […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 30, 2013

TODAY: Russia sends warships to Mediterranean, will team up with Iran to prevent Syria attack; Belarus to open criminal case against Kerimov, Moscow warns on oil cuts; Sobyanin cancels pre-election call-in show; Moscow to spend $54 bn on infrastructure; new law bans politicians from owning foreign assets; Golos denied funding; Alexeyev quits gay rights work. […]