RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 30, 2016

TODAY: Russian boycott of nuclear summit sparks concern; Medvedev announces hefty Vneshekonombank bailout; Swiss banks interested in advising Russian privatisations; arms exports for 2015 exceed expectations; Latvia shuts down Sputnik; Kerry’s red suitcase mystery contents revealed; Pavlensky charged and faces sentence; Udaltsov denied parole; no Savchenko trade for Russians imprisoned in US; Nemtsova honoured in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 28, 2016

TODAY: Peskov says Ukraine’s response to Savchenko sentence ‘hysteria’, says pilot will serve her time; Navalny attacked with pastry; Putin endorses Kadyrov for third term as Chechen leader; Kerry leaves Russia with positive reports of better relations; Medvedev to educate United Russia hopefuls; Pamfilova resigns to take up new election role.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 25, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry have productive meeting; Syrian opposition says Putin is only hope for peace process; Russian exports up in April despite OPEC agreement; meldonium scandal reveals crisis in Russian medicine; almost $3bn lost in pension funds; state television is pro-Trump.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 25, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry discuss Syrian ceasefire arrangements; some say deal will benefit Moscow to US detriment; Putin getting involved in diplomatic peace process; Turkey accuses Russia of entering its airspace again; UK investigation names Russian soldiers in MH17 crash; human rights organisations in Russia need Western funding more than ever; automatic rifles gift to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 12, 2016

TODAY: Kerry, Lavrov and world powers agree on temporary cessation of hostilities in Syria, excluding actions against IS; Medvedev’s delegation to Munich Security Conference hints at Russia’s search for compromise; Kirill and Pope Francis to meet today; Khodorkovsky on international wanted list; Navalny files conflict of interest lawsuit against Putin; Justice Ministry seeks ban on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 16, 2015

TODAY: New law permits Russia to ignore ECHR rulings; fears for personal data in the hands of security services; cultural figures unite in support of opposition protestors; fines for not paying road tax decreased one hundred fold; Putin and Kerry meet to talk Syria; could Turkey block Russian access to strategic waterways? Lukashenka and Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 1, 2015

TODAY: Russian air force launches air strikes in Syria against terrorists, though no terrorist positions actually targeted, say Western and Syrian sources; Lavrov says journalists should ignore non-Russian sources; U.S. and Russia to hold talks to avoid unintentional military conflict in Syria; Sakharov Center fined over ‘foreign agent’ law; pensions safety under threat.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2015

TODAY: Putin promises retaliation against Nato threats, announces 40 new intercontinental missiles; Nato Secretary-General accuses Putin of ‘sabre-rattling’; new data law to cost $6bn; blogger goes after Kremlin trolls.

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

TODAY: Nemtsov’s posthumous Ukraine report published, revealing details of Kremlin involvement in war, Peskov says hasn’t seen it; U.S. Secretary of State in friendly but inconclusive talks with Putin and Lavrov; Merkel censored by translator; new Russia rail deal for China; state-run bank to pay accused spy’s legal fees; Swedes have novel ideas for putting […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 12, 2015

TODAY: Nemtsov’s Ukraine report completed by Yashin, to be published today; Kerry and Putin will meet to discuss relations; NATO head says Minsk agreement ‘blatantly’ violated; Russia and China begin military exercises; Rosprirodnadzor not collecting pollution fines; Kadyrov and Khodorkovsky feuding.