RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2016

TODAY: Russian military to be tested for combat readiness; Sechin interview reveals concerns over plans to sell 20% of Rosneft and anticipates stiffened competition in energy sector; Western attendance at St Petersburg Economic Forum set to pick up? Russia appears on soft power rankings; regional leader of opposition party attacked; UEFA gives Russia suspended disqualification; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 11, 2016

TODAY: New Panama leak says 6,000 Russian entities’ assets are offshore, Peskov dismisses report because papers are stolen; Sechin says OPEC is finished; Peskov slams Minsk agreement day before Ukraine peace meeting; Putin says Syria success is due to high-quality weapons; 4.5 tons of food destroyed in less than a year in compliance with food ban.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2016

TODAY: Ceasefire a necessity in Syria, conclude all sides, but Russia disagrees on time frame; Moscow expresses dismay at NATO plans to bolster presence in eastern Europe; also unhappy with prospect of U.S missile defense system in South Korea; bulldozing of structures in Moscow likely to recommence; debt collectors resorting to violence; Sechin mulls talking […]

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

TODAY: Violations of Minsk agreement reach new heights; Lavrov accuses EU of meddling with ceasefire, will not discuss sanctions; Gazprom sues Naftogaz; BRICS beat G7; Navalny reveals state support for biker gang; ruble overvalued; Rosatom has nuclear projects in over a dozen countries; Sechin salary revealed.

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

TODAY: Kim Jong-un will not attend Victory Day parade; diplomatic relations unaffected, says Kremlin; NATO warns Russia preparing for new offensive in Ukraine; Kadyrov says he will give evidence in Nemtsov case; fake Sechin Twitter profile closed; interest rates cuts; Borscht index; China and Russia naval drills. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 17, 2015

TODAY: Putin in Hungary with promise of nuclear power deal; Russia to respond to new E.U. sanctions, MI6 head says piling the pressure on Russia is dangerous; Russia is U.S. number one enemy; Rosneft publishes top execs aggregate earnings; Sistema awarded $1bn; treason detainment ruled unlawful; what happened to Crimea?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2015

TODAY: Russia seen as ‘winner’ of Minsk agreement, which sets start time for ceasefire and troop withdrawal but fails to resolve border control or set deadlines; Putin hails outcome, Poroshenko expresses dissatisfaction; Russia immediately launches military exercises; Navalny associate’s parents investigated.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2015

TODAY: Russia triples Twitter removal requests, accuses company of violating legislation for not complying; Sechin accuses Opec of destabilising oil market; investor confidence halves in a year; Putin vows not to bow to external pressure over foreign policy; children’s ombudsman wants U.S. adoptions investigated; Putin gifts Egyptian president an assault rifle.

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

TODAY: Military spending increasing despite recession; NATO plans to boost presence in eastern Europe; analysts consider likelihood that sanctions will impact Russia’s Ukraine policy. Forbes bows to court on Sechin earnings publication; Putin orders restoration of train services amid public pressure;  Khordokovsky calls for March 1 opposition rally; Memorial lawyer attacked. 

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

TODAY: Merkel says long way to go before sanctions are lifted, as new anti-Ukraine offensives underscore seriousness of conflict; OPEC rivals Russia for China market; VTB awaiting rescue package; Putin award’s Sechin’s son, sharpens inner circle; education watchdog would ban Wikipedia; Church calls for abortions curb.