RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 2, 2015

TODAY: Second day of air strikes in Syria, Russia reportedly targeting groups other than I.S., Lavrov denies it; Saudi Arabia concerned that attacks will assist I.S., France and Germany respond; fighting in eastern Ukraine at a lull; Putin to re-write ‘foreign agents’ law; German publishing house fined.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 29, 2015

TODAY: Putin’s United Nations address defends Russia’s actions in Syria; Obama meets with Putin to express conflicting views of Syria situation; Alexeyeva wins human rights award; Gazprom urges further talks in antitrust case; Russia destroying hundreds of tons of food; Nemtsov suspect retracts confession.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 26, 2015

TODAY: Ukrainian film-maker sentenced to 20 years in prison; early release of Defence Ministry official jailed for embezzlement raises outcry; MAKS-2015 air show offers opportunities for major defence deals; Economy Ministry slashes GDP forecast; Western detergents deemed unsanitary; Lyudmila Alekseyeva honoured with prize nomination. 

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 19, 2015

TODAY: U.S. visits may be seen as a victory for Russia; NATO doubts Kremlin’s intentions in eastern Ukraine; men captured by Kiev said to be Russian soldiers; Alexeyeva to rejoin human rights council; ruble reaches six-month high against dollar, despite Central Bank measures; Potanin says sanctions have reached peak impact; Perepilichnyy inquest finds poisoning.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 30, 2014

TODAY: Iranian President offers support to Russia; Putin says relations with Azerbaijan are developing; Merkel says E.U. may need to rethink its energy strategy with Russia; 12 killed in eastern Ukraine; Investigative Committee and Ukraine launch criminal cases against each other; Moscow Helsinki Group ceases operations; Moscow City building and selling real estate; ruble at […]

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 – August 19, 2013

TODAY: High-level talks planned with Ukraine over trade war; Navalny continues his mayoral campaign; gay rights furore continues as World Athletics Championships close; half of invested money landing in Virgin Islands; ‘worst ever’ floods affect five regions. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has consulted with his Ukrainian counterpart and scheduled talks to address current trade problems, after […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 5, 2013

TODAY: E.U.-Russia Summit debates visas and human rights, Putin comments on Syria, Guriev, gay rights on sidelines; Alexeyeva warns of totalitarianism; inflation at fastest rate in 21 months; Golos fined $10k; Sobyanin to step down for early re-election; activist’s husband released; Gazprom, Interpol, Soviet weapons to get Hollywood poster child. Russian and European officials met […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 27, 2013

TODAY: Gay rights activists arrested in Moscow; Memorial appeals rejected by court; tolerance, protest, anti-Semitism; Medvedev says relationship with Putin guarantees his political career; VKontakte banned ‘by mistake’; Russia’s Browder request denied by Interpol; Kyrgyzgas goes to Gazprom.  30 gay rights activists were arrested at a rally outside the Duma in Moscow on Saturday, and […]