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

TODAY: NATO, United Nations, European Union, and Saudi Arabia criticise Russian intervention in Syria; Iraq approves. Putin defends actions, slams critics in state media interview; MH17 crash report to be released today; Gazprom resumes supplies to Ukraine, threatens to cut route through Turkey; most of the NGOs removed from ‘foreign agent’ list have shut down.

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

TODAY: Diplomatic tensions rising over Russian bombing in Syria; Putin brushes off Western criticism; progress seen in Ukraine peace talks; both sides pledge to withdraw weapons; elections in rebel-held regions to be postponed; Russia will discuss oil prices with OPEC; Economy Ministry predicts GDP will recover (somewhat) in 2016.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 30, 2015

TODAY: France accuses Russia of ‘media strike’ on Islamic State as Kremlin sends more warplanes to Syria; new Ukraine agreement reached; Visa to stop guaranteeing Russia transactions; Putin ambivalent about a fourth term; spending cuts preferable to tax hikes.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 10, 2015

TODAY: Putin praises cooperation of SCO, BRICS, and EEU leaders; U.S. military says Russia is top threat; Greece reveals €2 billion Russia gas project plans; OSCE meeting of lawmakers condemns Crimea annexation; many Crimeans still unable to obtain passports; M&A surge in banking industry.

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 – Nov 13, 2014

TODAY: Kiev preparing for combat, Nato commander says troops flowing across Russian-Ukraine border, U.N. and O.S.C.E. anticipate full-scale fighting; Defence Ministry denies claims; China’s energy billions boosting Russian bravado? Ukraine will have to buy Russian coal for winter; Memorial court hearing later today; independent news editor detained. Kiev says it is preparing its forces for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 5, 2014

TODAY: Varied rallies reveal ‘disunity’ day; state news broadcasts inaccurate story about OSCE in eastern Ukraine; Naftogaz makes first payment to Gazprom; EC expects sanctions to expire next year; Russians traveling less due to economic woes; Russia will boycott 2016 nuclear summit; Apple memorial ‘homosexual propaganda’ story debunked. Over 600,000 people took part in events in […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin presents new budget, admits sanctions have hit hard, Putin says they violate WTO principles; Kremlin minister says Yevtushenkov arrest will hurt economy; BBC news team beaten up for investigating soldier deaths; U.S. makes new aid pledge for Ukraine; ExxonMobil halts Arctic drilling project. The Kremlin’s new ‘fragile’ budget for 2015-2017 showed a heavy reliance […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 8, 2014

TODAY: Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, despite truce; new war doctrine could establish NATO as main threat; Ukrainian clergyman says Putin under devil’s spell, accusations of clergy helping rebels; Novatek granted export licence; Medvedev calls for tighter energy security; Estonia a new front? In defiance of Friday’s OSCE-negotiated truce, fighting continued in eastern Ukraine over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 30, 2014

TODAY: Russian journalist killed in Eastern Ukraine; tension builds as ceasefire expires tonight; OSCE detainees released; Lavrov chastises U.S. for Ukraine ‘pushing’. One year on from establishment of gay propaganda law, rights activists lament; Bolshoi Ballet head hospitalized; rocket mission postponed. A Russian cameraman, Anatoly Klyan, who worked for state-owned Channel One, has died of a gun […]