RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 25, 2015

TODAY: Ruble hits new year low after China’s tumble; international court rules Russia must compensate for 2013 damage to Greenpeace ship; Russia cancels ban on Wikipedia; Matviyenko U.S. visa status being disputed; Lavrov expresses hope regarding U.S. relations.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 24, 2015

TODAY: Medvedev visits disputed islands, drawing Japan protest; Kremlin prepares economic measures to boost foreign currency sales; Russia losing Chinese FDI, second gas contract looking unlikely; Poroshenko urges legal action to protect against Russian ‘aggressor’; Wikipedia switches URLs to avoid watchdog pressure; Nemstov family says Putin scared of Kadyrov. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 10, 2014

TODAY: Gorbachev says world on brink of new Cold War, European report agrees; Russia and U.S. to trade Ukraine info as shelling in Donetsk resumes; Putin and Japanese PM vow to restore ties; Russia and China ink new energy accords; National Welfare Fund may prop up banks; gay marriage controversy in St. Petersburg. Speaking at […]

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

TODAY: Rights advocates harassed in attempts to attend NYC conference; Russia to limit foreign ownership of media; military production thriving. Ceasefire in Ukraine holding; Russia concerned about U.S. airstrikes in Syria without Assad approval; Japan extends sanctions; Rotenburg’s Italian properties seized. Five rights advocates have reportedly been prevented from leaving Russia to attend a UN-organized World Conference on Indigenous Peoples […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 27, 2014

TODAY: Russian and Ukrainian Presidential talks see little progress, Putin threatens economic retaliation for EU alliance; NATO to beef up resources to defend against Russian aggression; imminent Russian recession spells bad news for global recovery; Sechin wins court ruling in defamation case; Russia releases Japanese whaling ship. Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro […]

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

TODAY: NATO and Moscow at loggerheads over Ukraine; Lavrov proposes second aid convoy; Merkel doubtful as to possibility of resolution. Deputy Prime Minister reassures fast-food lovers; Mosow denies unauthorized entry into Finnish airspace; daredevils behind Ukraine flag tower stunt gain online support.  Russia has angrily rebuffed NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s scathing remarks about the ‘so-called […]

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

TODAY: House arrest for Ukrainian star painters; transmission tower in Ukrainian makeover; Foreign Ministry vows it will send aid trucks in; Putin plans to expand influence of Russian media abroad. Avoiding Western food harder than it looks; prices rise; Russia seizes Japanese whaling ship.  A Russian court has ordered that the four Muscovites who hung the Ukrainian […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 14, 2014

TODAY: Impasse over ‘humanitarian’ convoy; Moscow authorities plan raids to monitor import ban; Putin begins Crimea visit amidst support for Crimea and Ukraine policies; Japan protests Kuril military exercises; Usmanov is top donor. It is still unclear how Ukraine will deal with the 280 repainted military trucks attempting to bring Russian humanitarian aid across its […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine refuses entry to Russian aid; Red Cross states it has not certified the vehicles; missing Russian photographer found, under arrest; Egyptian President lands in Sochi; Japan outcry over war games on Kurils; Usmanov sells stake in USM; Putin phone. Amid fears of a Russian presence in separatist-held territory, Ukraine has said it will not […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 6, 2014

TODAY: Putin calls for retaliatory measures against sanctions; Aeroflot tumbles over airspace concerns; Russia to sue Germany’s Rheinmetall; Kremlin blocked BBC interview about Siberian independence; Poland warns of imminent invasion of Ukraine; Khodorkovsky to miss mother’s funeral. President Vladimir Putin made a public call for Russia to retaliate against the economic sanctions imposed by the […]