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

TODAY: Victory Day celebrations to carry on through the week, Chinese leader and U.N. Secretary General to attend; Putin signs tenfold increase to extremism fine; election monitor attacked; Ukraine wants $16bn from Gazprom; Finland and Norway negotiate with a more active Russia; ruble advances into Ukraine.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 21, 2015

TODAY: European Union to launch legal attack on Gazprom’s market dominance; a decision influenced by political tensions?  Britain orders tycoon to part with North Sea assets; ruble rise curbs food price increase; commitment to high military spending impossible in current economic climate, argue experts; Victory Day amnesty to free 400,000; Anonymous hack state media chief’s […]

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

TODAY: Opposition movements to join forces as state bears down on critics; Yevgenia Chirikova quits Russia; wildfires an act of arson by opposition, claim authorities; Khodorkovsky sees Kadyrov link in Open Russia raid; Rogozin defies travel plan for Norway visit; the woes of Vostochny Cosmodrome; statistics dampen Putin’s financial optimism; Russia raises Israel’s hackles with S-300 sale to […]

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

TODAY: Northern European nations pinpoint Russia as primary threat; Foreign Ministry objects to Finland and Sweden moving towards NATO; Putin not to be invited to G7 this year; Ukraine gas talks postponed; ruble takes a fall. Watchdog declares satirist memes illegal; jailed activist denied permission to attend mother’s funeral; analysts recommend Russia over other BRICS stocks.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 2, 2015

TODAY: Putin launches inter-ethnic government agency; Russia keeps Norway guessing, warns NATO to stay out of Baltic states or face nuclear retaliation; Crimean opposition station taken off air; Navalny fundraiser granted U.K. asylum; Yukos and Rosneft settle all litigations; Nemtsov suspect says he was forced to confess; Kamchakta trawler sinks.

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

TODAY: Rebels continue to violate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine; OSCE calls for stronger measures to help it observe fighting; Kerry says Russia is lying about troops and weapons; U.K. sending military to train Ukrainian solders; Russia threatening a new gas crisis over Ukraine pay dispute; OSCE and Amnesty slam abuse of media freedom.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 6, 2014

TODAY: Khodorkovsky vows to set Russia straight; political elite rumoured to be at war; investors avoid Russian stocks due to falling ruble; China and Russia flexing military air power, planning new energy deals; Latvian pro-Russia party wins most votes in parliamentary elections; Statoil teams up with Naftogaz; Putin pardons former FSB member; theatre legend dies. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 19, 2014

TODAY: Dozens killed as Ukrainian refugees hit by rocket attack; responsibility lies with rebels, says Kiev; talks do not yield ceasefire; rock star riles Kremlin with Ukraine stance. Russia Today launches searing poster campaign; Statoil-Rosneft cooperation continues despite sanctions. Dozens of civilians, including children, were killed yesterday when a convoy carrying refugees was hit by rocket fire […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin launches ban on Polish food imports in apparent tit-for-tat; slams new sanctions. German-brokered plan to solve Ukraine crisis afoot?  NATO badly positioned to counter Russia threat, report says; Moscow denies U.S. claim it violated missile treaty; Voina back to Russia?  Russia has announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland, along with […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 15, 2014

TODAY: Kudrin warns on financing Ukraine; loan to Hungary will fund nuclear plants; critics attack Aksana Panova ban; U.S. journalist’s Russia ban is payback, sources say; Politkovskaya trial resumes with new jury; Pussy Riot visit their former jail; Sobyanin congratulated for fairness in last election; Zhirinovsky’s relationship advice. Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has expressed […]