RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 1, 2016

TODAY: Russian government bodies allegedly hit with a ‘professional’ cyber attack; US press pushing Russia-hacked-DNC-emails line; Duma lawmaker says a Clinton presidency would not improve relations with Russia, RT and Channel One take their own angles on the US presidential race; Central Bank holds key lending rate; Finnish fund keeps eye on Russian role in […]

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

TODAY: Russia hints at further advances on Syria as U.S. and NATO slam incursion into Turkish airspace, Foreign Ministry criticises U.S. actions in Afghanistan; Syrian air strikes put Russia at greaer risk of domestic terror, analysts say; FAS threatens Google; Danish media group latest to leave Russian market; airbase planned for Belarus. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 15, 2015

TODAY: Antimonopoly agency finds Google guilty of abusing market position, company could face fine; boost for Yandex; U.S. says Russia planning an airbase in Syria, Russian news links Syria with Islamic State; E.U. extends anti-Russia sanctions; Deutsche Bank to leave Russia; easyJet suspends flights to Moscow; anti-gay laws leaving LGBT population vulnerable; Corbyn win generates […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2015

TODAY: Lavrov says ceasefire generally holding, E.U. says it has been violated, but will take no action; U.S. will hold off on decision about sending weapons to Ukraine; Gazprom accused of abusing European market position; Russians mistrust Western sources online; new Pussy Riot video released; Navalny website ban upheld; FSB head traveling to U.S.; Musayev charges dropped.

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

TODAY: S&P downgrades Russia; VTB fears SWIFT lockout; Syria wins Russia a new friend in Europe? Google fined for abortion ads; alleged Russian spy ring uncovered in U.S.; Litvinenko inquiry opens in London.

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 […]