RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 26, 2015

TODAY: Ukrainian film-maker sentenced to 20 years in prison; early release of Defence Ministry official jailed for embezzlement raises outcry; MAKS-2015 air show offers opportunities for major defence deals; Economy Ministry slashes GDP forecast; Western detergents deemed unsanitary; Lyudmila Alekseyeva honoured with prize nomination. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 25, 2015

TODAY: Ruble hits new year low after China’s tumble; international court rules Russia must compensate for 2013 damage to Greenpeace ship; Russia cancels ban on Wikipedia; Matviyenko U.S. visa status being disputed; Lavrov expresses hope regarding U.S. relations.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 5, 2015

TODAY: Russia resubmits claim to swathe of Arctic shelf; new restrictions on imports of medical equipment proposed; youth mortality rising; decree to destroy Western foodstuffs raise hackles of charities; Investigative Committee’s new book on Ukraine crisis offers inflammatory cover; British historian’s work banned in Sverdlovsk; Gazprom’s thwarted ambitions. 

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

TODAY: Putin accuses Washington of abetting terrorists in new documentary; sees Crimea seizure as historically justified; ‘fortress mentality’ emerging in eastern Europe; Night Wolves denied entry to Poland; Arctic Council meeting unaffected by politics; another twerking video offends authorities; the perils of being a ‘foreign agent’.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 23, 2015

TODAY: Washington accuses Moscow of breaking Ukraine ceasefire; Mistral deal may be cancelled; E.U.’s anti-trust case against Gazprom; prison amnesty will not free white collar criminals; Russia creates its own corruption monitor; Nemtsov allies seek U.S. assistance in pursuit of justice; new agriculture minister proves a controversial choice; Steven Seagal in Kremlin role?  

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

TODAY: Moscow satisfied with Iran nuclear deal, a triumph of Russian and Iranian cooperation, says Tehran; Russia won’t give up U.N. veto; Ukraine wins three month gas price respite; Putin doubles NGO budget as U.N. demands more action on human rights; venues refuse to host Nemtsov memorial; Kremlin bots on the prowl.

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 […]