RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 6, 2015

TODAY: Navalny removes electronic bracelet, defies house arrest; crude oil and ruble both hit new lows; Hollande calls for end to anti-Russia sanctions; Russian armed forces to employ foreigners.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 12, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine halts Russian gas imports; Rosneft signs China agreement with Kazakhstan; Putin visits Vietnam; Greenpeace detainees moved; Pavlensky will not be charged; Sergei Polonsky; Norilsk Nickel to double domestic spending; Google appeases Federation Council. Ukraine’s Naftogaz halted gas imports and new gas purchases from Russia last week, the latest move in a long-standing pricing […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2012

TODAY: Tit-for-tat response to Magnitsky law; Putin emphasises need for patriotism, pledges to tackle graft; man held over TV host murder. Moscow ready to relinquish Azerbaijan radar base; Russia’s oil spill rap sheet. British conservative party denies links with Kremlin; Abramovich set for reduced stake in Norlisk; economic growth slows.  In a ‘symmetrical’ response to Washington’s Magnitsky bill, Russian […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2012

TODAY: Opposition Coordination Council seeks a purpose; one year anniversary of first wave of mass Moscow protests; Navalny investigator dismissed; Abramovich rumoured to have acted for the Kremlin on Norilsk Nickel; Lavrov says Russia will accept NATO missiles on Turkey-Syria border; TNK-BP $6 billion investment; Kremlin sports injuries. The Opposition Coordination Council, the opposition’s alternative […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2012

TODAY: Putin in Turkey slams NATO missile plan; Obama urges renewal of nuclear disarmament partnership; journalist questioned over blog post; cases against opposition members continue; Abramovich to take stake in Norilsk Nickel; WTO membership to affect legal procedure; London embassy row; animator Khitruk dies. In Turkey yesterday on his first trip in two months, President […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 1, 2012

TODAY: Churov blasts ‘unfair’ US electoral system; academics caught taking bribes; Putin cancels annual Q&A. Virgin Group plans major Russia investment; Sistema buys Argos group; an end in sight for Norlisk Nickel dispute? Orthodox Church business activities under scrutiny  Icy conditions are apparently the reason why President Putin has decided to cancel his annual question-and-answer session with the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 21, 2012

TODAY: Nashi leader wants Duma Deputy investigated; banks may be asked to disclose private information; Putin intervenes in Norilsk Nickel dispute; police searching for Voina members still at large; Alexei Kudrin concerned that Pussy Riot case damages Russia’s business propositions; grain forecasts cut; Yandex searches increase. A leader of pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi has asked […]