RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 22, 2014

TODAY: Prosecutors seek ten years for Navalny; China pledges to help Russia in finance turmoil; Lesin to step down from media role.  Russia will never be intimidated, says Putin; invites North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Moscow; crisis tactics, gold and assets. Russian prosecutors have asked a court to sentence opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 10 […]

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

TODAY: Putin’s annual presser shows confident President despite ruble woes; covers Ukraine, ruble, NATO, and love; economy to recover, President asserts; activists detained.  Law passed to give banking sector capital boost; Putin hopes to see newly released Sistema owner at New Year’s business meet.  ‘Sometimes I wonder, maybe the bear should just sit quietly, munch […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 22, 2014

TODAY: Ekho Moskvy faces inspection; rights lawyer seeks U.S. asylum; trouble in store for Memorial; sub continues to spook Sweden. Cash gap remains sticking point in Ukraine-Russia gas negotiations; Moscow imposes Ukrainian fruit and vegetable import ban; Kremlin mourns loss of Total CEO.  Kremlin-critical radio station Ekho Moskvy is facing an unscheduled 20-day inspection by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 22, 2014

TODAY: House arrest for Ukrainian star painters; transmission tower in Ukrainian makeover; Foreign Ministry vows it will send aid trucks in; Putin plans to expand influence of Russian media abroad. Avoiding Western food harder than it looks; prices rise; Russia seizes Japanese whaling ship.  A Russian court has ordered that the four Muscovites who hung the Ukrainian […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 28, 2013

TODAY: Offices of Human Rights Watch searched as NGO crackdown continues; two rights bureau chiefs called in for questioning; gay pride advocate assaulted. Miners missing; gas exports to Serbia could increase dramatically; Russia’s plans for post-NATO Afghanistan; deputies drawing the line at foreign bank account restrictions.  The Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch, corruption watchdog […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 15, 2013

TODAY: Meteorite shower in Urals injures hundreds; Georgian lawmaker convicted over opposition unrest; CPJ sees decline in Russia; ractopamine issues rile Europe. G20 finance ministers head to Moscow; Russia fails to wow global investors; Rushydro chief under pressure from Putin over dubious deals; Qatar interested in VTB. Rosneft looks for Venezuelan and Arctic deals; Putin’s […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2013

TODAY: Opposition leader confined to home; 9 coalminers trapped after pit collapse; 271 arrested in St Petersburg security sweep; Lavrov criticizes ‘demonstrative’ Magnitsky Act; Putin praises Russia’s diplomats, leads global gold rush; Moscow and Astana end Cosmodrome tussle; bad news for Sukhoi Superjet; Gazprom pledges major savings for European consumers. On the approval of a […]