RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 4, 2016

TODAY: US Defence Secretary slams Russia’s nuclear ‘sabre-rattling’; NATO prefers to work with Putin than members of his inner circle, says Breedlove; Spain seeking arrest of high-profile Kremlin figures with alleged mafia ties; Estonia concerned over Russia’s violations of its airspace; Japan and Russia continue to push for better ties; Russia hacker fined and sentenced […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 21, 2016

TODAY: Dutch court overturns $50bn Yukos payment order in victory for Kremlin; NATO and Russia reaffirm their mutual loathing; CEC votes to overturn disputed Barvikha early voting results; blogger charged with inciting hatred; case opened against Pavlensky; Kudrin to draw up new economic program; deputy Culture Minister in asset freeze.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 20, 2016

TODAY: NATO to raise issue of dangerous military stunts with Russia later today; Constitutional Court rejects its first ECHR ruling; Medvedev says economic reform is necessary but not about to happen; Anti-Corruption Foundation candidates withdraw in protest against pre-election violations; HIV NGO labeled ‘foreign agent’; Putin and Poroshenko reach deal on Savchenko. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 9, 2016

TODAY: Sponsors drop Sharapova; Sports Minister warns to expect more meldonium cases emerging, says 3-4 years needed to re-establish anti-doping, Russian weightlifter banned from Rio Olympics; EU parliament wants personal actions against Putin over Savchenko; Putin praises Russia’s women; Russia ahead of Europe in inmate deaths.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 3, 2016

TODAY: Putin says most oil producers are on board with output freeze, some more persuasion called for, and Rosneft may cut production; Gazprom working with EU on antitrust charges; parliamentarian salaries increase; unemployment to increase this year; Rogozin responds to NATO accusations; man could be jailed for denying existence of god. Kremlin card gets Gorbachev’s […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 2, 2016

TODAY: Relative peace in Syria with increased violence in Ukraine; NATO accuses Russia of ‘weaponising immigration’ by forcing Syrians to flee; Lavrov wants new chemical weapons treaty; Russia says OPEC deal is near; mortgage holders storm United Russia office; richest Russian is Novatek/Sibur shareholder; Investigative Committee says Nemtsov murder orchestrated by foreigners.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2016

TODAY: Ceasefire a necessity in Syria, conclude all sides, but Russia disagrees on time frame; Moscow expresses dismay at NATO plans to bolster presence in eastern Europe; also unhappy with prospect of U.S missile defense system in South Korea; bulldozing of structures in Moscow likely to recommence; debt collectors resorting to violence; Sechin mulls talking […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 10, 2016

TODAY: Relations with Turkey at their worst in decades, Merkel caught in the middle; Putin’s former bodyguard given governor appointment; formal claim made at UN for Arctic sea bed; NATO wants constructive talks with Russia, not conflict; demonstrators removed before extensive Moscow commercial building demolition; opposition leader Kasyanov attacked.

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.