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 – Sept 23, 2015

TODAY: Satellite images show Russian military working on two new bases in Syria; Gulf states irked by intervention; Erdogan to visit Moscow for opening of major new mosque; Kadyrov and Putin’s complex alliance analysed; trial against Ukrainian pilot opens; Peskov warns Kiev on NATO aspirations; the consequences of being a ‘foreign agent’. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 22, 2015

TODAY: Putin reassures Netanyahu over Syria; Pugachev seeks $10bn in damages from Kremlin; radio engineer jailed for 14 years in treason case; Gazprom seeks out-of-court settlement with E.U.; state media post doctored picture of U.S. ambassador “at” protest; environmental NGO listed as foreign agent; NATO calls on Russia to withdraw heavy weapons from Ukraine. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 10, 2015

TODAY: Russian forces are now fighting in Syria, sources say, as Foreign Ministry dismisses Western concerns; military barracks being built on Russian-Ukrainian border signal further conflict to come; Kasparov slams Obama foreign policy; Russian-American pleads guilty to spying; Putin to meet with Pope Francis. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 28, 2015

TODAY: Crisis delays joint projects with China; ruble drops 45% in 12 months; Russia wants full debt repayment from Ukraine, won’t help restructure; agriculture agency burns 1.5 tons of food; Kremlin ties to big deals; Nemtsova takes complaint to European court. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 27, 2015

TODAY: Matviyenko visa restrictions lead to delegation cancellation, Foreign Ministry threatens retaliation; former high-level officials want war prevention measures; food prices up 11%; regional heads to restrict government use of foreign websites and apps; Sberbank’s positive quarter; the plight of the Russian sex worker.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 20, 2015

TODAY: Estonia and EU denounce jailing of security officer labelled ‘spy'; politically-motivated trials as ‘hostage-taking'; Kremlin decries NATO military exercises; Yakunin’s downfall; French supermarket under inspection; new banking sector emerges out of crisis; Hermitage left vulnerable as cutbacks remove police presence. 

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

TODAY: Think tank report warns scale of NATO and Russia war games will increase likelihood of conflict; military exercises act as trade show for Russian defence; Dutch investigators find possible evidence of BUK system in MH17 crash; E.U. fears for Ukraine cease-fire; fifteen years after Kursk disaster, citizens less critical of state response; Reddit may be […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 4, 2015

TODAY: IMF warns sanctions will take 9% off Russia’s GDP; ruble tumbles again; exiled Ukrainian politicians form committee to save Ukraine in Russia; Sweden expels Russian diplomat; Lavrov meets Hamas leader; Orthodox Church in rare defeat.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 27, 2015

TODAY: Siberian election commission blocks Navalny party; Govorit Moskva receives a warning; Committee Against Torture to close; Putin meets FIFA head who promises support for World Cup bid; ‘long winter’ coming for Russian economy, says Morgan Stanley; Yukos shareholders to push for damages.