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

TODAY: Rebels continue to violate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine; OSCE calls for stronger measures to help it observe fighting; Kerry says Russia is lying about troops and weapons; U.K. sending military to train Ukrainian solders; Russia threatening a new gas crisis over Ukraine pay dispute; OSCE and Amnesty slam abuse of media freedom.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 23, 2015

TODAY: Secure state jobs could be lost to budget cuts; Kudrin baffled over ratings downgrade; E.U. to ‘reframe’ energy relations with Russia and help Kiev wean off of dependence; British MPs want increased military spending to address Russia threat; suspects in Kharkiv bomb trained in Russia; Kerry blasts brazen Russia; 35,000-strong anti-Maidan march in Moscow. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 17, 2014

TODAY: Interest rate hike fails to save the troubled ruble; ‘Black Tuesday’ still not as bad as 1998, say some; blame game commences. Obama likely to sign new sanctions into law; ECHR rejects Russian appeal on Yukos; suspicious death of Kremlin-critical German deputy; Russian director and activist honoured with freedom of speech award. It seems […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives State of Union address, blames West for sanctions, promises tax freeze, threatens speculators; ruble is world’s second-weakest currency; ECHR orders payment for Navalny; human rights is at a ten-year low in Russia, says HRW; Europe says South Stream cancellation is blackmail. During his keynote State of the Union address yesterday, Vladimir Putin […]

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 – Oct 29, 2014

TODAY: Russia will recognise eastern Ukrainian separatist elections, ignores Kiev’s call to prevent rivalry in region; John Kerry says Russia will violate international agreements if it follows through; Navalny wins Roskomnadzor court case; R.T. to begin broadcasting in U.K.; Russia mulls foreign drugs ban; Putin approval rating drops; Gazprom Neft challenges sanctions in court; LGBT […]

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

TODAY: E.U. adopts new anti-Russia sanctions, Medvedev vows to protect companies; Germany suffering from sanctions; Russian suicides; MH17 report seen as indicating Russian involvement; China and Russia to settle more trades in local currencies; activists say Golos ruling is small fry. The European Union has formally adopted new sanctions against Russia to further punish its involvement in the […]

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

TODAY: Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova sign EU pact; Russia bothered and not bothered, depending on source; Glazyev calls Poroshenko a ‘Nazi’; Kudrin to head Moscow Exchange; Merkel makes second call to Putin, Kerry issues warning; LUKoil head says sanctions taking their toll; Justice Ministry to ban home births; Putin mob links book to be published. In […]

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

TODAY: Kerry and Lavrov agreed on Ukraine’s role, but not on a way forward; G7 giving Russia some weeks to end its role in Ukraine violence; Femen destroy Putin statue; NATO commander says Russia actions are paradigm shift; VTB to stop servicing U.S. clients; activist freed from airport. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary […]

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

TODAY: China and Russia sign 30-year gas deal, price kept secret; troops leaving Ukraine border to boost election atmosphere, says Putin; Kremlin-level corruption alleged in construction of luxury estate; St. Petersburg forum begins with few U.S. attendees; Khodorkovsky warns against sanctions; Estonia seeks NATO’s help. After a decade of negotiations, a 30-year gas deal has finally […]