RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 6, 2016

TODAY: Putin’s son-in-law to benefit from Kremlin loan to Sibur; ECHR orders Russia to pay damages to activist; Turkish companies blocked; Gazprom dividing Central Asia? Ukraine blames Kremlin for cyberattack; Russia bracing for mass unrest? Netflix moving into Russia, Coca-Cola offends with Crimea oversight.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 3, 2015

TODAY: NATO seeks to revive talks with Russia; Russia threatens NATO with retaliation over membership invitation to Montenegro; Defence Ministry says it uncovered IS oil routes to Syria; Turkish citizens harassed in Russia, sanctions will disrupt food supply; Putin calls for salary cut for top officials; road tax arson; budget bill passed. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 25, 2015

TODAY: Putin accuses Ankara of ‘stab in the back’ over downing of SU-24; Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey; warship deployed to Mediterranean to offer Russian forces greater security; Russian President vows ‘serious consequences’ but analysts suggest they will not be military; St Petersburg journalist attacked; NGO resolution in UN pointed towards Russia; Gazprom halts gas […]

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

TODAY: Rights group Memorial may be prosecuted over coup allegations; Kremlin claims it was accidental, but leaked torpedo details are likely to be just boasting, says analyst; parliament in favour of banning more flight routes; Bank of Russia warns against competition with Saudi Arabia; Islamic State promises imminent Russia attack.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 11, 2015

TODAY: Putin says Russia developing weapons to counter NATO shield; Reuters outs Putin’s daughter and Kremlin’s second generation of influence; Memorial accused of seeking a coup; Pavlensky demands terror charge; Twitter could be forced to store user data on Russian soil; doping scandal continues, Russian athletics could be suspended by end of the week; Poland […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 5, 2015

TODAY: UK suspends flights to and from Egypt, says Russia crash caused by bomb, US and EU security sources agree; Lavrov says Russia needs to distinguish between legitimate opposition and terror groups; Syria opposition wants Russia excluded from talks; European and Baltic leaders concerned about Russian aggression; Putin wants nuclear protection, tops Forbes Most Powerful […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin chief of staff admits that Russia deployed equipment to Syria in advance of its military campaign, official says Russia’s goal there involves U.S.-backed rebel groups as well as Islamic State; Foreign Ministry apologises to France over confrontation with plane that turned out to be Swiss; planned NATO military exercise largest in 13 years; […]

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

TODAY: Russia making fewer air strikes in Syria, Putin calls the West ‘weak’ for rejecting negotiations; Russia’s neighbours plotting fences; service providers made test run of Internet blackouts, says source; Air Berlin ends Russia flights; Ukraine to take Russia to court over debt swap deal; Russians think MH17 crash caused by America; rights activist flees […]

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

TODAY: NATO, United Nations, European Union, and Saudi Arabia criticise Russian intervention in Syria; Iraq approves. Putin defends actions, slams critics in state media interview; MH17 crash report to be released today; Gazprom resumes supplies to Ukraine, threatens to cut route through Turkey; most of the NGOs removed from ‘foreign agent’ list have shut down.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 9, 2015

TODAY: Foreign Ministry critical of NATO plans to double forces in response to Russia threat; Peskov tries to appease Turkey; Russian missiles land in Iran by accident; most Russians support airstrikes on Syria; Pugachev says Putin not running the show; Kremlin announces hefty 2016 defence spending; court bans online posting of bribe info; Crimea mayor […]