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 […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 28, 2014

TODAY: OSCE observers taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine; gunmen seize control of TV channel; Ukraine claims Russian jets entered airspace multiple times; Kerry and Lavrov lock horns; G7 impose sanctions. Surrogacy controversy; Kremlin asserts control over representations of World World Two; Russian zoologist wins award.  Pro-Russian rebels in the Eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 8, 2014

TODAY: Donetsk declares itself a republic, sets date for referendum on joining Russia; U.S. and Russia accuse each other of fomenting dissent; Kerry threatens Lavrov; VKontakte founder retracts resignation, says share sale was illegal; Medvedev turns against GMOs; Novosibirsk elects Communist mayor; Ukraine misses Gazprom debt deadline; Sochi committee congratulates itself. A referendum on joining […]