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 – Dec 11, 2014

TODAY: Putin’s India visit results in energy deals; Moscow cancels Uzbekistan debt; ruble trouble continues. Opposition activist placed on wanted list; school designated ‘foreign agent’, Putin influence noted by Time.   Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has yielded a deal in which Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom will supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2014

TODAY: Bashneft now in government hands; economic gloom persists; food prices expected to rise dramatically; Russia to talk weapons and nuclear with India; suspect in Litvinenko case hired as consultant on show about his murder; Usmanov’s noble/Nobel intervention. Russian oil company Bashneft has now been returned to the government following the controversial seizure of assets owned by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2014

TODAY: Russia to spend emergency budget on Crimea, upgrade Black Sea fleet; Obama says Russia will not turn back on Crimea, warns against further action; U.S. seeks to boost energy output to hurt Russia; Duma wants to limit showings of American films; Tymoshenko urges violence in leaked audio; Kosenko verdict upheld; economist Mikhail Dmitriyev violently […]

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

TODAY: Russia stakes its Arctic territory as Greenpeace activists complain of harsh conditions; Tolokonnikova resumes hunger strike; Sochi worker claims unpaid wages; nationalist protest in St. Petersburg, Moscow police to facilitate volunteer patrol for illegal migrants; Katyn case goes to EU court; “Russia’s Murdochs”; oil giants sign accord. Alexandra Harris, the British Greenpeace activist currently […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine wants Russia to accept its European partnership; Russia cuts Belarus oil; Putin’s rights council to challenge him on ‘foreign agents’; Moscow warns West not to act prematurely on Syria; partnerships with India, Pakistan; Putin lingerie artist flees. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov says Moscow must accept that his country is moving towards a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 16, 2013

TODAY: Tighter borders spark fear of trade war with Ukraine; Russia scores big with India defense; Politkovskaya suspect shot; Isinbayeva speaks out in support of anti-gay law; Sobchak interview causes a stir; monopolies will disclose investments. Moscow has tightened its checks on all imports from Ukraine, with producers complaining of a sudden intensity in customs […]

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 […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 24, 2012

TODAY: Putin seals arms deals with India; U.S. adoption ban legislation passes through Duma; Russian presence in Syria would hinder U.S. intervention; third criminal case opened against Alexei Navalny; E.U. summit clashes; Lukoil will not join West Qurna project. President Vladimir Putin made a successful visit to India, sealing $2.9 billion worth of arms deals, boosting […]