RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 24, 2015

TODAY: Russian fighter jet shot down near Turkey’s border; Kremlin asserts it was over Syrian territory despite conflicting reports from Ankara; Putin and Khamenei close ranks over distrustful Washington in meeting in Tehran; trade ties bolstered; activists detained over Ukraine flag stunt; Moscow mulls retaliatory measures against Kiev for Crimea power line sabotage; Union for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 2, 2015

TODAY: Transport Ministry rebuffs terrorist claims to have downed Russian jet; one of the country’s worst aviation disasters claims lives of 224 people; U.S. mulling upping naval presence in Europe to counter Russia; former Defence Minister fired in graft scandal lands new post; alliance between rebels in Donbass and Moscow faltering as Kremlin focuses on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 14, 2015

TODAY: Russian and U.S. jets pass within miles of each other; Putin speaks on Syria, economy, and Ukraine debt at investment forum; Nabiullina posits inflation target; MH17 crash report leads many to conclude that Russia was to blame; officials will need presidential permission before accepting foreign honours; another organization falls to ‘foreign agents’ law.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 4, 2015

TODAY: IMF warns sanctions will take 9% off Russia’s GDP; ruble tumbles again; exiled Ukrainian politicians form committee to save Ukraine in Russia; Sweden expels Russian diplomat; Lavrov meets Hamas leader; Orthodox Church in rare defeat.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 22, 2015

TODAY: E.U. summit begins in Riga as President speaks out against Russia; Moldovans leaning towards Russia; Putin praises Lavrov who offers military aid to Iraq; captured soldiers confess to being in Russian military; Siluanov and I.M.F. predict economic contractions; Duma moves to bring elections forward, to opposition’s disadvantage.

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

TODAY: Putin says internet isolation plan is for information security, not censorship; Russians see Western sanctions as affront, China support grows since Ukraine crisis; Russia pulls out of FLEX after gay adoption; conscription begins this fall, Arctic military command structure planned; Kasparov warns of Putin’s long-term goals; IMF halves its 2015 Russia growth forecast; new NATO head. […]

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

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov found guilty in Bolotnaya Square protests; Putin’s approval ratings reach a high; IMF forecasts weaker growth.  Russia denies missiles launched on its territory against Ukrainian fighter jets; Kremlin disapproves of U.S. South Korea plans; Canada announces sanctions.  Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Leonid Razvozzhayev have been found guilty of organising mass […]

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

TODAY: Violence in Ukraine escalates, Putin blames Poroshenko, Peskov says Kremlin has little influence on fighting; central bank data contradicts IMF claims that sanctions are working; Putin lashes out at ‘containment’; Kremlin rights council member attacked; Rosneft will sue if Gazprom denies access to China pipeline; way out for Visa and MasterCard; Russia will return […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 27, 2014

TODAY: Poroshenko vows to fight for energy independence, Kremlin welcomes chance to meet, calls for end to Kiev’s ‘punishment’ of its own citizens; secret Russian spending to double, says IMF; Navalny ratings fall; Duma deputy jailed for attempting to sell a seat. Newly-elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made assertive comments regarding Russia’s energy relationship with […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 1, 2014

TODAY: May Day parade takes place amid economic gloom; IMF slashes growth forecast.  Ukrainian ballerinas stage tacit Putin protest; Eastern Ukraine wrestling away from central control. Mother of Russian conscript awarded by ECHR; demographic deficit; Eurovision.  In the first parade organised by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions since the collapse of the Soviet Union, more than […]