RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 12, 2016

TODAY: Navalny plans lawsuit over state-sponsored TV exposé; Open Russia questions purpose of Putin’s national guard; France freezes Roscosmos assets over Yukos; South Ossetia to hold a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for Russia integration; Rosneft overtakes Gazprom as Russia’s most valuable company; Serbia pays unusual tribute to Putin.

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

TODAY: Russia catches West unawares with surprise withdrawal from Syria; aims have been achieved, says Putin; analysts agree; ruble rebounds on news; Russia-Iran energy talks yield possible agreement on production freeze; Sberbank profits shoot up defeating analyst expectations; Investigative Committee lambastes Poland for ‘silly’ comments on Smolensk air crash; need for political opposition dwindling say […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2016

TODAY: Iran unresponsive to Russian-Saudi oil freeze plan; Saudi Arabia and Russia acting together on oil, but at odds in Syria; EU still seeking independence from Russian gas; Russia files lawsuit against Ukraine in London; privatisation plans are more about revenue than efficiency; US activists detained in Russia over visa issues.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 9, 2016

TODAY: Surprise military drill in southwest mobilises thousands of troops; NATO envoy warns again of retaliation against expansion; Merkel ‘horrified’ by deaths in Syria, Turkey says Russian presence there amounts to occupation; state to reduce holdings in VTB; Pugachev faces jail sentence in UK; Putin welcomes leader of Bahrain.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 26, 2016

TODAY: New figures show economy contracted the most in six years in 2015; oil prices were driving factor; industrial output, real wages also decline; Putin unexpectedly lambastes Lenin; Defense Ministry denies plan for new Syria air base; Moscow looking to develop Kuril islands, risking Japan’s ire; Lukoil recommences work in Iran; company believes Russia needs […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 29, 2015

TODAY: Vnesheconombank struggling against sanctions; Gunvor sells last Russian asset; Novak blames Saudi Arabia for oil price drop; Kerry welcomes delivery of uranium from Iran to Russia; Lake Baikal to drop below government minimum; Nemstov suspects facing final charges; Putin’s speeches made into Kremlin Christmas present.

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 23, 2015

TODAY: Glasnost Defense Foundation and Human Rights Institute fall foul of NGO law; Memorial facing ongoing challenges from Justice Ministry; Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with extremism in Taganrog; state of emergency declared in Crimea over power supply sabotage; Moscow blames Ukrainian nationalists; Russia accused of killing 97 children in Syria bombings; Iran and Russia drawing closer over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 10, 2015

TODAY: Sputnik and Kiselyov still blaming the West, Medvedev says bomb a real possibility behind Egypt crash, flights will not be resumed in near future; Russia and Iran move closer on missile deal; artist sets fire to FSB building; WADA calls for total ban on Russian athletics; Memorial named as ‘foreign agent’. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 9, 2015

TODAY: Foreign Ministry critical of NATO plans to double forces in response to Russia threat; Peskov tries to appease Turkey; Russian missiles land in Iran by accident; most Russians support airstrikes on Syria; Pugachev says Putin not running the show; Kremlin announces hefty 2016 defence spending; court bans online posting of bribe info; Crimea mayor […]