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

TODAY: Ruble falls, again; gold reserves used to buoy currency; Central Bank anticipating major capital flight. Russian military busy in Baltic; Stalin’s victims remembered; Google to downsize Russian office; Constitution Day.  The ruble has fallen to 57.49 against the dollar and 71.23 against the euro, representing yet anther low and prompting reverberations in Russia’s stock exchanges. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 14, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine’s acting president says it’s war; deaths on both sides as Kiev meets pro-Russian separatists with force; Russia calls emergency UN meeting, quarrels ensue; Naftogaz suspends gas payments; thousands protest in favour of media freedom in Moscow; Khodorkovsky prison book published; Russia spent more than US on military last year. The acting President of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 12, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine halts Russian gas imports; Rosneft signs China agreement with Kazakhstan; Putin visits Vietnam; Greenpeace detainees moved; Pavlensky will not be charged; Sergei Polonsky; Norilsk Nickel to double domestic spending; Google appeases Federation Council. Ukraine’s Naftogaz halted gas imports and new gas purchases from Russia last week, the latest move in a long-standing pricing […]

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

TODAY: Navaly questions key witness; Udaltsov ally sentenced; Golos fined $10,000; fire at Moscow hospital kills 38; Russia and others increasingly policing Internet; Pussy Riot early release considered today; pro-Kremlin anti-drugs vigilantes; candy, Sochi, mass media.  Lawyers for Alexei Navalny questioned one of the key witnesses in the case against him yesterday, Vyacheslav Opalev, the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2013

TODAY: Skokovo and RusHydro fraud; Putin calls for gradual end to Gazprom monopoly; Rosneft signs tie-up with ExxonMobil; Rosneft to double oil to China; Russia revising European gas pricing; Olympics fans angry over Visa monopoly; arms sales to Syria to continue; Lebedev under house arrest, Razvozzhayev to leave pretrial detention. Two top finance officials at […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2012

TODAY: Putin protester to stay behind bars despite ailment; Kashin loses post; prison riot spurs calls for reform; Gazprom secures deal with Turkey; Russia seeking Internet control; Medvedev on bad driving, hooligans, Syria, and Pussy Riot; group refuses to cash in; Svetlana Kuritsyna. A Moscow court has refused to free Vladimir Akimenkov, a political activist […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 4, 2012

TODAY: Day of Remembrance for Terrorist Attacks; Putin critic loses job; Gudkov dismissal will set precedent; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to be held in Vladivostok this week; Moscow promises to retaliate against British Magnitsky Act; Russia foils Android; Ukraine competes with own car tax; rights activist on hunger strike. Yesterday marked the Day of Remembrance […]