RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 22, 2016

TODAY: Russia threatens US with ultimatum: discuss its peace proposals or it will take unilateral action in Syria; Savchenko awaits sentencing as court prepares guilty verdict; poverty rate hits 9-year high; Putin’s perceived trustworthiness drops 10% from last year; 40 athletes tested positive for meldonium this year; Kirill slams global heresy of choice; Rosneft increasing […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 15, 2016

TODAY: Russia and West trade accusations over Syria; Medvedev denies that Russia is bombing Syrian civilians, calls current relations with the West a ‘new cold war’; Rosneft and Bashneft to be privatized this year; Soros predicts 2017 Kremlin bankruptcy; Kirill and Pope Francis meet at last.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 12, 2016

TODAY: Kerry, Lavrov and world powers agree on temporary cessation of hostilities in Syria, excluding actions against IS; Medvedev’s delegation to Munich Security Conference hints at Russia’s search for compromise; Kirill and Pope Francis to meet today; Khodorkovsky on international wanted list; Navalny files conflict of interest lawsuit against Putin; Justice Ministry seeks ban on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 8, 2016

TODAY: United Russia holds party congress on appeasing voters; Finance Ministry seeking a eurobond for the first time in 3 years; over half of Russians are pessimistic about economy; Krill to meet with Pope; Kerry says Russia is going to agree to a ceasefire in Syria; is the Kremlin ready for a truce in Ukraine […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 8, 2016

TODAY: Activists support HRW claim that Russian aircraft in Syria had cluster bombs; Russian assistance helping Assad forces beat rebels; Russians celebrate Christmas, Orthodox head downplays economic crisis; US firm blames Sandworm for Ukraine attack; Google bug translates ‘Sergei Lavrov’ as ‘sad little horse’.  

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 26, 2015

TODAY: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty on ‘undesirable’ list, science foundation may be shut down under ‘foreign agent’ law; prison labourers may work on World Cup build; Merkel ally refused entry to Russia; Novorossia project on hold; Russia begins surprise military training; Pussy Riot take whipping complaint to ECHR; a baptism by trolls for Kirill. Some […]

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

TODAY: Legislation passes against ‘undesirable’ foreign NGOs, restricts media outlets also; radio interview removed after Putin bribe source fears for his safety; Echo Moskvy founder resigns; Putin meets Kirill, congratulates developing Church relations; new payments system named ‘Peace’. Russia comes second in Eurovision Song Contest.

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 – Jan 9, 2014

TODAY: Carry-on liquids banned from flights across the country; actor slurs gay community again; Patriarch Kirill cheers inmates, Church attacked over Stalin calendar; officials accused of poaching; Russia blocks U.N.’s Syria statement; Vanity Fair talks to Masha Gessen; Regina Derieva obituary. As part of heightened security measures implemented in Sochi in the run-up to the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 5, 2013

TODAY: Kirill awards Putin for powerful Russia as thousands join nationalist Unity Day marches and two young LGBT people are beaten; Sobyanin fires officials over Biryulyovo; Medvedev backtracks on Ukraine; Vasilyeva says charges are political; Lebedev sells Aeroflot stake. Thousands of Russians participated in Unity Day marches in dozens of towns across the country yesterday, chanting […]