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

TODAY: Ukraine ceasefire under threat; Obama hits out at Kremlin in UN speech; Crimean Tartars under pressure. Yevtushenkov appeal subject to delay; Bashneft will not sell UPC stake to Sistema; gloomy economic forecasts; FSB surveillance methods under scrutiny in Strasbourg; another plaudit for the President. Reports have emerged of mortar fire striking an apartment block in […]

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

TODAY: Poroshenko begins Russia peace talks, is defiant on Crimea; Russia and China in agreement on West’s involvement, says Security Council; China deal could affect Japan; the return of Stalingrad? Psaki mocked on state television; Greenpeace vessel released. Ukraine’s newly sworn-in President Petro Poroshenko has already begun peace talks with Russia and the OSCE,  having […]

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

TODAY: Dramatic events in Eastern Ukraine as Kiev attempts to reclaim city; NATO sharpening rhetoric against Moscow; the costs of further annexation.  Gazprom still concerned over EU energy legislation; Greenpeace attempt to board Russian tanker; Crimea takes on gay-propaganda law.  Pro-Russian separatists in Slavyansk claim that Kiev has launched a ‘large-scale operation‘ to reclaim the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 21, 2014

TODAY: Geneva accord tested by deadly shootout in Eastern Ukraine; Putin initiates simplification of citizenship for Russian speakers; Shell committed to Russia expansion; Kremlin vaunts China ties; Moscow agrees to slash North Korea debt by 90%; Zhirinovsky tirade; lonely at the top. Three people have been killed and three others injured in an overnight shootout in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 18, 2014

TODAY: Putin decree recognises independence of Crimea; Europe, U.S. and Japan impose mild sanctions; Rosneft to take stake in Camfin; Deputy Economy Minister talks crisis; Central Bank withdraws three Moscow licenses; Greenpeace takes Russia to ECHR. In the first step towards its reunification with Russia, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognising Ukraine’s breakaway region […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov says Kiev situation ‘scary’; Internet violates independence, says official; foreign agents media bill to wait; Human Rights Watch blasts Russia rights in new report; Sakhalin construction delayed for whales; Obama and Putin discuss Sochi security; Navalny party registration denied; Snowden denies spying, U.S. accuses Russia of spying. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov finds the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2013

TODAY: No holidays for Sochi organisers; MegaFon’s Olympic monopoly; at Vilnius summit, EU rejects Ukraine’s call for trilateral talks with Russia; Serdyukov charged with negligence; final Greenpeace detainee released; Gazprombank loan for Venezuela; television and tolerance. There will be no holidays for the organisers of this winter’s Sochi Olympics, said President Vladimir Putin, indicating that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 25, 2013

TODAY: Kiev and Moscow to discuss gas contract as Ukrainians protest return to Russian influence; Serbian South Stream section underway; state giant price freezes; disappearing state funds; Greenpeace, Bolotnaya Square, Sochi. ‘Tens of thousands’ of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kiev yesterday to protest the government’s decision to re-open dialogue with Russia and abandon […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 22, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine turns its back on Europe and resumes dialog with Russia; Moldova to follow? Sechin is Russia’s highest-paid executive; further financial organisations may lose licenses; Ikea under fire over ‘homosexual propaganda’ issue; A Just Russia deputy attacked. In ‘a major victory for Russia’, Ukraine has abandoned its plans to forge closer ties with the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 21, 2013

TODAY: Putin meets with non-parliamentary oppositions, speaks out against homophobia; Bolotnaya Square detentions extended, further Greenpeace activists released; Alyokhina to file appeal; FSB ‘practicing’ for Olympic terror screening; lawyers protest courts’ merge; Baumgertner to be extradited. For the first time since coming to power, President Vladimir Putin met with his non-parliamentary opposition to discuss topics […]