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

TODAY: Russia losing $140 billion a year due to sanctions and oil prices; Novak says Russia could cut oil production to boost prices; Norway suspends diplomatic relations over Ukraine crisis; Georgia accuses Russia of plotting the annexation of Abkhazia; Lavrov slams Ukraine’s freezing of state support to troubled regions, coal supplies to Ukraine suspended; Gorbachev […]

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 – April 11, 2014

TODAY: Satellite images show troops on Ukraine border; Putin warns EU of gas shortage in event of cuts, says Crimea was a last-minute decision; Shuvalov says sanctions won’t influence policy; Council of Europe votes to withdraw Russia voting rights; Kiselev praises Russian freedom of speech; Ukraine activist alleges torture in Crimea; Gazprom takes over Kyrgyz […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 31, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry talks deadlock; Russia promises no further incursions into Ukraine; Putin praises military actions in Crimea,  former adviser says expect more land grabs; Tatars opposed to annexation; FSB says sees more foreign threats; sanctions to affect London economy? Sochi renovations; Lukoil opens Iraqi field; Gorlatsky dies. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with […]

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

TODAY: Platon Lebedev to be freed; tax arrears charges remain; Elton John decries gay rights infringement in Russia; Freedom House report sees setbacks in civil liberties. Kremlin dismisses Sochi terror threat; Ukraine’s gas bill. The former business partner of freed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Platon Lebedev, has been offered early release from prison and is expected to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 3, 2014

TODAY: Over 700 detained in Volgograd; Norwegian fish imports banned; Strategy 31 protester to be charged; 2013 oil output is post-Soviet record; Economist on Eurasian bloc, Spectator on Soviet prison camps, Washington Post on U.S.-Russia relations; astrological doom? Over 700 people have been detained by police in Volgograd since the two suicide bombings earlier this […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 9, 2013

TODAY: 2+2 talks between U.S. and Russia go ahead; Snowden row undermines prospect of progress; HRW lambasts crackdown on migrants; the Kremlin’s novel economic reboot plan.  Immunity for journalists on the cards?  Rifts ignite in energy sector; calls for Winter Olympic boycott continue; Gorbachev lives. Despite rancour over Edward Snowden, talks between Russian Foreign Minister […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2013

TODAY: Zhukovsky elections complaints; Russia urges responsible actions regarding North Korea; no support for lost Cyprus funds; Putin allocates funds to NGOs, slams U.S. interference; Strategy 31 detainees released; Putin praises Soviet education system; Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned; shale oil boom? Gazprom accuses Ukraine of fraud. Mayoral elections in Zhukovsky were marred by reports […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 7, 2013

TODAY: Putin praises Chavez legacy, ministers say that contracts will not be affected; Gorbachev criticises Kremlin ‘thieves’; Georgian wine imports to resume; Russian-speakers fighting in Syria; Chinese and Czech investments; Udaltsov house arrest upheld; journalist’s bravery commended. President Vladimir Putin praised the legacy of ‘close friend’ Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him ‘an unorthodox and strong […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2012

TODAY: U.S. Senate passes trade bill with Magnitsky List; tax blacklist to target dodgers; journalist shot dead in North Caucasus; Kremlin’s rights council says convinced of claims against Chelyabinsk prison; Lavrov and Clinton bicker over OSCE; Russia and Turkey; Gazprom jumping the gun on South Stream? The United States Senate passed its combined human-rights-trade bill […]