RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin drops South Stream, looks to Turkey; NATO accuses Russia and vice-versa; Russia to up its military exercises next year; Kiev reaches truce with separatists; Moldova turns to Europe; ruble suffers worst day since 1998; Rosneft privatisation approved. President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will scrap construction of the long-awaited $22 billion South […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2014

TODAY: Putin to speak about cooperation at SPEF, appoints sanctioned official to head Russia-China Business Council; 16 killed by pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine clashes; Medvedev on Ukraine; Russia moving in on E.U. refineries; Sberbank and Bank of China to collaborate on national currency transactions; Putin responds to Prince of Wales; Schneerson row continues. President Vladimir […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 29, 2013

TODAY: Thirty protesters detained in support rally for Bolotnaya Square; Chaika defends NGO raids; Japanese PM in Russia for talks; Navalny witnesses deny pressure; Putin calls Magnitsky death ‘a tragedy’; new adoptions wrangles. Roughly thirty protesters were detained in Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday for taking part in an unsanctioned gathering held in support of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 1, 2013

TODAY: Putin and Hollande meet, sign deals; children’s rights ombudsman lashes out at critics; Gessen detained; Iraq arms deal; top Internet companies revealed; USM sells stake in Mail.ru; Bashnefts $5 billion Dutch deal; domestic violence; wrestling. President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, had a ‘frank and direct’ meeting in the Kremlin yesterday, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 21, 2013

TODAY: Details of Shatto’s death contradict Russian official’s comments, boy’s biological mother calls for return of her other son; St. Petersburg bans public gatherings; Russia ready to broker talks to save Syria; Amnesty looks at free speech since Pussy Riot; Brazil bilateral trade could reach $10 billion; Russia to push for Olympic wrestling to stay. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 18, 2013

TODAY: Activist suicide; Osmayev claims torture; new Razvozzhayev charge; new spat with U.S. as Putin adviser says adoptions ban will stay; Bolshoi director in acid attack; mafia boss killing sparks fears of mob war. Alexander Dolmatov, an activist with the Other Russia opposition party, has committed suicide in the Netherlands, apparently after learning that he […]