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

TODAY: Russian journalist killed in Eastern Ukraine; tension builds as ceasefire expires tonight; OSCE detainees released; Lavrov chastises U.S. for Ukraine ‘pushing’. One year on from establishment of gay propaganda law, rights activists lament; Bolshoi Ballet head hospitalized; rocket mission postponed. A Russian cameraman, Anatoly Klyan, who worked for state-owned Channel One, has died of a gun […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 13, 2014

TODAY: Russian tanks cross into Ukraine, thousands flee fighting in Slavyansk; Russia denies seriousness of situation; neighbouring countries plan television channel to combat Kremlin propaganda; Slavyansk major held by rebel Russian citizen; Gazprom to cut Ukraine supplies by Monday if Kiev does not pay; Lavrov tells West ‘I told you so’ over Iraq. Ukraine is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 20, 2014

TODAY: Putin makes third call for Ukraine border troop withdrawal; Lavrov wants Odessa tragedy investigated; Russia accused of intimidation ahead of Ukraine elections; Putin arrives in China to seal several deals; Rogozin announces China space cooperation; Rosneft privatisation may happen early; oligarch has dubious honour of world’s most expensive divorce. Vladimir Putin has ordered the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 31, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry talks deadlock; Russia promises no further incursions into Ukraine; Putin praises military actions in Crimea,  former adviser says expect more land grabs; Tatars opposed to annexation; FSB says sees more foreign threats; sanctions to affect London economy? Sochi renovations; Lukoil opens Iraqi field; Gorlatsky dies. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 1, 2013

TODAY: HRW demands activists’ release; Tolokonnikova barred from seeing visitors, condition worsening; Navalny’s court cases thrown out; E.U. considering anti-Russia resolution; no gay rights dramas at Sochi; Razvozzhayev detention extended; Shell warns Gazprom. Human Rights Watch is calling on Russia to release the 30 people it detained in connection with a Greenpeace protest in the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 1, 2013

TODAY: Putin and Hollande meet, sign deals; children’s rights ombudsman lashes out at critics; Gessen detained; Iraq arms deal; top Internet companies revealed; USM sells stake in Mail.ru; Bashnefts $5 billion Dutch deal; domestic violence; wrestling. President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, had a ‘frank and direct’ meeting in the Kremlin yesterday, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 12, 2012

TODAY: Opposition protester gets four years; large new corruption case; Iraq reported to have cancelled huge arms deal; Razvozzhayev case sent to United Nations; Bout will not be extradited; Russia to help with Arafat investigation.  Maxim Luzyanin, one of 18 people on trial for protesting against the government on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, has […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 9, 2012

TODAY: Opposition influence grows; Serdyukov dismissal is either anti-corruption bid or personal issue; more Russians challenge validity of U.S. elections; new Jewish Museum in Moscow; Bashneft Iraq deal and Russia’s untapped reserves.  Their numbers have declined, but extra-parliamentary opposition has grown in influence since last year, suggests a new study.  Newly-appointed Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 12, 2012

TODAY: Turkish PM says Syria-bound plane contained weapons; Iraq supports further Russian cooperation in energy and trade; Samutsevich talks to press; paranoia about foreign-funded opposition grows; Madonna lawsuit postponed; solder charged over explosion. The Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says that a Russian passenger plane grounded en route to Syria by Turkish fighter jets was […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 11, 2012

TODAY: One Pussy Riot member freed; homophobic criteria for joining Moscow business program; Turkey grounds and searches Russian passenger plane; isolationist policy shows split with U.S.; Canadian pleads guilty to espionage; Goldman Sachs pulls out of MegaFon IPO. One of the three Pussy Riot activists has been released following yesterday’s appeal.  Yekaterina Samutsevich has walked […]