RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 25, 2014

TODAY: State-owned companies may be banned from holding foreign bank accounts; Putin revokes possibility of sending troops into Ukraine; ceasefire in doubt after more deaths in eastern Ukraine, Kiev says Russia using landmines; Moldova optimistic on European cooperation; row with Israel over RT raid.  The Finance Ministry is planning to ban state companies from holding […]

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

TODAY: Top economic adviser flees country; Pussy Riot hunger striker hospitalised; 23-fold income increase for drugs official; Vkontakte share sale linked to raid; Russia to supply Syria with missile shields, criticises EU for suspending embargo on rebels; Duma wants to ban adoptions by same-sex couples abroad; Rosneft swallows Itera.  Top economist and government advisor Sergei […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 20, 2013

TODAY: St. Petersburg’s gay rights supporters outnumbered by Orthodox protesters; E.U. appeals to Russia over human rights; U.S. condemns Russian missile shipment to Syria; alleged spy Fogle leaves Russia; Supreme Court to hear Khodorkovsky appeal; Navalny’s father summoned; Synertech arrest; Gazprom’s crisis; robocops. A sanctioned gay rally held in St. Petersburg on Friday lasting just […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2013

TODAY: Moscow refuses to sanction gay parade; presenter comes out on television, loses job; Putin meets with Israeli PM on Syria; nickel mine activists beaten in Voronezh Oblast; security services arrest ‘C.I.A. agent’; Medvedev calls for luxury tax; Kremlin seeks higher state dividends, may raise crude tax. Moscow authorities will not authorise a gay pride […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2013

TODAY: Homophobia-driven murder leads to accusations against Kremlin; 59 detained in connection with Occupy; Surkov dismissal shows isolated Putin; U.K.’s Cameron leaves Russia with assurances of shared goal on Syria; plans to sell arms to Syria show Russia-U.S. discord, Kasparov says the sides have no common ground; Cyprus loan extension not final; Voina intercepted in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 31, 2013

TODAY: Pussy Riot videos banned, Samutsevich appeal rejected; E.U. chief concerned about anti-gay law; ambassador to convey senators’ concerns over adoption ban; Putin champions multiethnic harmony; Moscow to help Cyprus with aid; low Press Freedom Index position ‘deserved’; Russia slams Israeli attack on Syria; Bolshoi dancer emigrates over threats. Internet providers will now face fines […]

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 […]