RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 7, 2015

TODAY: Air strikes on Syria continue as Turkey warns Russia, joins NATO in saying that airspace incursion was no accident; Russia hits back at U.S. criticism, evoking its 9/11 support; state media are promoting positive image of Syrian involvement; Kashin writes open letter to Putin; United Russia wants Parnas district renamed; Vitishko on hunger strike; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2015

TODAY: Pskov governor accused of ordering Kashin attack; German publishing house announces Russia exit; ECHR rules in favour of Bolotnaya activists, Parnas member fined for Twitter post, woman jailed for dancing at memorial; U.S. Embassy says cultural center closure erodes ties; Putin and Berlusconi face lawsuit for drinking Crimea wine; Peskov assets scandal.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 8, 2015

TODAY: Hollande hopes new Ukraine ceasefire will lead to end of sanctions; Russia threatens Ukraine with trade embargo; Matviyenko says E.U. membership merely a carrot for Ukraine; Gazprom launches public auctions in Europe; Peskov supports Putin’s denial of Syria troops; Kiselyov sues over sanctions; Kashin releases attacker names; Chisinau protests corruption.

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

TODAY: Peskov tries to quash rumours that absent Putin is unwell; Putin is in hiding because Nemstov killing exposed power struggles, some speculate; Kashin’s lawsuit thrown out; E.U. blocks Russia-Hungary nuclear deal; Kremlin ends its Ketchum P.R. contract; Milonov angered by shaman. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 24, 2014

TODAY: Plans for Navalny rally gather strength; Oleg Kashin takes complaint over case to ECHR; Ekho Moskvy to receive Sochi treatment? Rouble rebounds somewhat with soft capital controls; S&P warning over junk status; Ukraine’s rejection of non-aligned status met with Kremlin disapproval. 29,000 people have now used a new Facebook page announcing a rally in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 6, 2013

TODAY: Kasparov says will not return to Russia; Bolotnaya Square protest; Sergei Guriev speaks about events leading to his emigration; activist fined for promoting HIV awareness; Udaltsov may run for Moscow Mayor, Sobyanin steps down; foreign assets law will not deter officials; pressure on Georgia over disputed territories; Rosneft and Gazprom granted Arctic Shelf rights; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2012

TODAY: Putin protester to stay behind bars despite ailment; Kashin loses post; prison riot spurs calls for reform; Gazprom secures deal with Turkey; Russia seeking Internet control; Medvedev on bad driving, hooligans, Syria, and Pussy Riot; group refuses to cash in; Svetlana Kuritsyna. A Moscow court has refused to free Vladimir Akimenkov, a political activist […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 7, 2012

TODAY: Serdyukov fired amid corruption scandal, affair rumours; Kashin identifies attacker; Russian observers say U.S. elections neither free nor fair; Obama victory boosts Russian stocks; Novatek acquires half of Nortgas; PGNiG secures victory against Gazprom; cash cows, Internet blacklist.  President Vladimir Putin’s firing of Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and replacing him with Moscow Governor Sergei […]