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

TODAY: U.S. suggests Iran deployment to Syria might have flouted U.N. Security Council resolution; Russia disagrees; Iraq opens its airspace to Russian fighter jets; postponement of Bashneft privatisation will hasten the depletion of the Reserve Fund, say analysts; Kursk film facing obstacles; Stalin’s flock in Orthodox Church.

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

TODAY: Russia accuses IMF of Ukraine bias in new debt ruling; flexes military muscle in Syria; Churkin casts doubt on viability of international talks; Turkey lambasted for sending troops to Northern Iraq; car sales slide; Navalny reports Chaika to Swiss regulator in corruption allegations; Khodorkovsky to be charged in connection with murder. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 13, 2015

TODAY: NATO, United Nations, European Union, and Saudi Arabia criticise Russian intervention in Syria; Iraq approves. Putin defends actions, slams critics in state media interview; MH17 crash report to be released today; Gazprom resumes supplies to Ukraine, threatens to cut route through Turkey; most of the NGOs removed from ‘foreign agent’ list have shut down.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 28, 2015

TODAY: Putin gives interviews ahead of United Nations address, says no current plans to put combat troops in Syria, defends military presence there; Obama and Putin to meet; Russia blames Poland for WW2; Iraq and Russia agreement over IS; Usmanov gets television stations cheap; Ukraine and Russia agree new gas price; non-Kremlin candidate wins in […]

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 – 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 […]