RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 10, 2016

TODAY: Victory Day anniversary parade full of military might, Putin leads 500,000 through Moscow; Kremlin defends antics in Baltics as retaliation against proximity of US planes to its borders; provincial Russians still back Putin despite crippling effects of post-Crimea sanctions; Moscow Nemtsov memorial and its watchers are removed; activist forced into psychiatric care; VTB buries […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 4, 2016

TODAY: France and US accuse Russia of blocking Syria peace process; Russia tops Pentagon’s list of national security threats; Poroshenko says risk of war with Russia is high; Rosneft and Bashneft likely to be first privatisation candidates; United Russia instructs election candidates on how to navigate tricky questions; new Pussy Riot video mocks Prosecutor General.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 19, 2015

TODAY: Kremlin plans to increase number of missile strikes on Syria; state TV says Russia ‘saving Europe’, Medvedev defends military actions; protesters in Moscow demonstrate against air strikes; multinationals threaten Russia exit; Putin associates implicated in Deutsche Bank probe; small businesses hit by bank license revocation; Pamfilova calls for Kashin’s claims to be investigated.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2015

TODAY: Russia and China crack stolen intelligence files; Medvedev thanks West for sanctions, Peskov promises reciprocity if they are increased; Russia’s oil and gas reserves exceed all others; Nemtsova to set up fund in father’s name; Putin praises strength of Russian patriotism; military aircraft miss NATO warships by 150 meters; U.S. to station weaponry in Europe as deterrent.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 9, 2015

TODAY: Obama says G7 committed to anti-Russia sanctions, accuses Putin of chasing Soviet glory; poll finds Russians negative about U.S., E.U., Ukraine; Ukraine PM and Lithuanian minister separately urge Europe to unite against Russia; BRICS are for world peace, says Matviyenko; new penitentiary legislation causes concern.

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 – March 4, 2015

TODAY: Thousands pay last respects to Boris Nemtsov; E.U. ministers barred from attending; investigators have nothing on Nemtsov killer; Novak says Kiev should pay for gas to crisis-hit eastern Ukraine; Fridman outraged over gas field deal block; oil output expected to drop 8%.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2015

TODAY: Lavrov says ceasefire generally holding, E.U. says it has been violated, but will take no action; U.S. will hold off on decision about sending weapons to Ukraine; Gazprom accused of abusing European market position; Russians mistrust Western sources online; new Pussy Riot video released; Navalny website ban upheld; FSB head traveling to U.S.; Musayev charges dropped.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 2, 2015

TODAY: Navalny brothers trial ends with shocking verdict; thousands protest in Moscow; Pussy Riot member arrested; Putin New Year’s speech touches on Crimea, Olympics, and patriotism; Kremlin bails out Gazprombank and VTB. The trial of anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny, and his brother Oleg, concluded earlier this week as the pair were sentenced. […]

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

TODAY: Putin gives in-depth interview, promises not to remain president forever, shrugs off sanctions; sharp increase in capital outflows, Kudrin says ruble will continue to fall; property prices dropping. Russiaa and Abkhazia to sign partnership agreement; Browder claims kidnap threat; Ekho Moskvy drawing up staff social media regulations.  In a lengthy new interview with philosopher Nikolay […]