RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 12, 2014

TODAY: Ruble falls, again; gold reserves used to buoy currency; Central Bank anticipating major capital flight. Russian military busy in Baltic; Stalin’s victims remembered; Google to downsize Russian office; Constitution Day.  The ruble has fallen to 57.49 against the dollar and 71.23 against the euro, representing yet anther low and prompting reverberations in Russia’s stock exchanges. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 3, 2014

TODAY: Russia bound for recession next year; GDP forecast to shrink; Central Bank supporting tumbling ruble. Kalashnikov cashing in on peace; Corruption worsening in Russia says index; Gazprom exports dwindling; tightening grip on Internet; musicians refusing to toe Kremlin line. In an admission which has sent the ruble spiralling further downwards, Russia’s Finance Ministry has acknowledged […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 24, 2014

TODAY: Russia says it will recognize this weekend’s elections in Ukraine; may sue France over Mistral; plans for state control of Internet deepen; Russian journalists seek to revitalize news from Latvian base. Rosneft output hits 5 million barrels a day; poll shows Russians increasingly concerned about possibility of financial crisis due to sanctions. Although Ukraine’s prime minister […]

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 – Sept 26, 2014

TODAY: Vladimir Yevtushenkov will stay under house arrest; state seeking to reclaim Sistema’s Bashneft shares; duma mulling bill allowing foreign asset seizure. Potanin fears Russian isolation; recent elections failed to be competitive, analysis shows; Norwegian Rights Group celebrates Agora lawyer; Lithuania’s President compares Russia to ISIS. A Moscow court has ruled that Sistema tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov […]

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

TODAY: Moscow witnesses mass protest against Russian aggression in Ukraine; turnout figures vary; Mikhail Khodorkovsky indicates surprise comeback to politics; Yevtushenkov released. Security Council’s Internet muzzle; families of MH17 victims in Germany to sue Ukraine; sanctions taking their toll on oil and banking. In Moscow, opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov and Yevgenia Chirikova were among the thousands of protestors who gathered on Sunday […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast, August 11, 2014

TODAY: Russia looks to prevent food price hikes following import restrictions; new law bans anonymous wifi access in public; dacha activism; Garry Kasparov fights Kremlin for FIDE role.  Donetsk on verge of being recaptured by Ukraine, reports say; Putin-hosted Karabakh talks yield little; Russia-West energy cooperation stays strong. Having introduced a year long ban on half its agricultural […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 7, 2014

TODAY: Pro-Russian stronghold Slovyansk retaken by Ukrainian forces; Tatar leader banned from Crimea by Kremlin; Russians feel the pinch of sanctions. Putin reaches out to Obama; punishment for protesters tightened; Internet freedom attack enshrined in law; Putin’s star treatment. Slovyansk, the town in eastern Ukraine which served as the rebels’ military headquarters has been recaptured by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 30, 2014

TODAY: Moscow mulls retaliatory sanctions; Gazprom warns of possible export disruption; Luhansk latest city in Ukraine to fall to Russian separatists; tight new blogging laws; fire kills 10 at arms depot. The Foreign Ministry has asserted that Moscow retains the right to respond to sanctions imposed by Washington, but cooperation between the two countries is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 29, 2014

TODAY: Putin insiders, including Igor Sechin, added to U.S. sanction lists; will they be effective? Gazprom among firms that fear effects. Mayor of Kharkiv shot;  Kremlin wary of NATO troops; Navalny fraud case; Kremlin wages war on Internet freedom; homophobia. The U.S. has named seven high-ranking individuals, among them Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, whom it […]