RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 1, 2015

TODAY: Kim Jong-un will not attend Victory Day parade; diplomatic relations unaffected, says Kremlin; NATO warns Russia preparing for new offensive in Ukraine; Kadyrov says he will give evidence in Nemtsov case; fake Sechin Twitter profile closed; interest rates cuts; Borscht index; China and Russia naval drills. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 27, 2015

TODAY: Putin addresses Western meddling in speech to FSB; Nemtsov memorial vandalised; case against Ponomaryov initiated; proposed changes to justice system raise lawyers’ concerns; Lavrov woos South America; price reduction for Ukraine’s natural gas a possibility; government lends support to automobile industry with major order. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 23, 2015

TODAY: Lavrov says in distress over tragedy of Ukraine; NATO says Moscow still sending weapons into eastern Ukraine; Russian ultra-nationalist says Putin must start supporting pro-Russia rebels; 150 European far-right representatives meet in St. Petersburg; Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons; Kadyrov for President? Russia goes after gay U.N. employees; Yanukovych son dies in Lake […]

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

TODAY: Putin celebrates Crimea annexation one year on; Moscow signs integration pact with South Ossetia to E.U.’s consternation; Nemtsov murder exposes Putin’s Chechnya problem, say analysts; health of imprisoned billionaire in danger; Sweden’s espionage fears; GM shutting up shop in Russia; China pipeline delayed?

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

TODAY: Putin admits made decision to annex Crimea before referendum, wanted to rescue Crimeans from nationalists; Nemtsov friends say Islamist theory of his murder is nonsense; Kadyrov praises Nemtsov suspect as true patriot; Putin gives Kadyrov state honour; Switzerland expands sanctions; bribe penalties decrease; Russians laundering billions into U.K?

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

TODAY: G7 leaders meet without Putin, are united against Russia; Putin evades questions of Russian involvement in Ukraine crisis; ‘foreign agent’ label to be placed on NGOs without their permission; Sechin calls for domestic limitations to energy rights; Gazprom may need recapitalisation; HSBC follows Lloyds out of Rosneft deal; Putin retort to Clinton; Kadyrov the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 15, 2014

TODAY: Separatists riot and seize buildings across Ukraine; Putin and Lavrov deny Russian involvement; economy suffering; Putin to take a pay rise; UN report says Russia rigged Crimea referendum; Russian jets nearing US and Japanese territory. Pro-Russia separatists rioted at government buildings across Ukraine yesterday (including a police building in Horlivka), prompting US President Barack Obama […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 22, 2013

TODAY: Boston bombers raise spectre of Chechen terror as ministers disassociate Russia from the attack; Moscow protesters detained; Fedotov wants NGO law scrapped; Egypt wants $2 billion Russia loan; Usmanov tops rich list; Polish minister fired over Gazprom dealings. The naming of the Boston bombers as brothers of Chechen origin has sparked new fears of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 16, 2013

TODAY: Duma debates adoption ban as adoptive families remain caught in uncertainty; Kadyrov to appear on Magnitsky List; $1 billion to Bangladesh for arms purchases; Polonsky probe ongoing; Yuriev switches to U.S. market; private energy companies could be given access to continental shelf; Russian Railways suing Apple; moon, spies, domestic violence. The Duma has returned […]