RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 14, 2014

TODAY: Impasse over ‘humanitarian’ convoy; Moscow authorities plan raids to monitor import ban; Putin begins Crimea visit amidst support for Crimea and Ukraine policies; Japan protests Kuril military exercises; Usmanov is top donor. It is still unclear how Ukraine will deal with the 280 repainted military trucks attempting to bring Russian humanitarian aid across its […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 30, 2013

TODAY: Russia sends warships to Mediterranean, will team up with Iran to prevent Syria attack; Belarus to open criminal case against Kerimov, Moscow warns on oil cuts; Sobyanin cancels pre-election call-in show; Moscow to spend $54 bn on infrastructure; new law bans politicians from owning foreign assets; Golos denied funding; Alexeyev quits gay rights work. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 28, 2013

TODAY: Belarus dispute threatens relations; Saudi Arabia offered Russia oil deal over Syria; energy diversity for Moldova; Ponomaryov to pay Skolkovo; Putin is lonely, depicted as gay in confiscated paintings; home of gay rights activist raided; tycoons bid for Sheremetyevo contract; TMK and pension losses. Russia’s dispute with Belarus over their joint potash venture is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 24, 2013

TODAY: Navalny trial reopens, is adjourned; independent investigation blames police for Bolotnaya Square unrest; Syria chemical weapons reports offer chance for U.S.-Russia cooperation; Novosibirsk journalists attacked; Putin wants growth proposals; Rosneft unveils giant production plans; Navalny’s request for Rosneft disclosure is denied; Boston bombers; Abramovich is top philanthropist. The trial against anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny reopened today […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 20, 2013

TODAY: Official investigation into death of Sergei Magnitsky closed; Moscow City Hall rejects Strategy 31 rally request; NGOs searched for evidence of foreign meddling. Moscow reports chemical weapon use in Syria; Cyprus’ Finance Minister in Russia for talks on bail out; Nabiullina one step closer to Central Bank; Steven Seagal and Russian guns Russia’s investigative committee has announced […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 18, 2012

TODAY: New rights council unveiled, plans to lobby Western governments; Pussy Riot member offers insight into jail; Potanin named CEO of Norlisk as Abramovich intervention calls time on dispute. 2011 capital flight figures revised; arms sales boom. Amnesty decries gay propaganda law; state duma will consider banning U.S. adoptions of Russian children. Russia has a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2012

TODAY: Tit-for-tat response to Magnitsky law; Putin emphasises need for patriotism, pledges to tackle graft; man held over TV host murder. Moscow ready to relinquish Azerbaijan radar base; Russia’s oil spill rap sheet. British conservative party denies links with Kremlin; Abramovich set for reduced stake in Norlisk; economic growth slows.  In a ‘symmetrical’ response to Washington’s Magnitsky bill, Russian […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2012

TODAY: Opposition Coordination Council seeks a purpose; one year anniversary of first wave of mass Moscow protests; Navalny investigator dismissed; Abramovich rumoured to have acted for the Kremlin on Norilsk Nickel; Lavrov says Russia will accept NATO missiles on Turkey-Syria border; TNK-BP $6 billion investment; Kremlin sports injuries. The Opposition Coordination Council, the opposition’s alternative […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2012

TODAY: Putin in Turkey slams NATO missile plan; Obama urges renewal of nuclear disarmament partnership; journalist questioned over blog post; cases against opposition members continue; Abramovich to take stake in Norilsk Nickel; WTO membership to affect legal procedure; London embassy row; animator Khitruk dies. In Turkey yesterday on his first trip in two months, President […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 15, 2012

TODAY: Gubernatorial elections close, United Russia candidates win in all regions; Chirikova comes second in Khimki mayoral race; Human Rights Watch accuses Syria of using Russian cluster bombs, urges authorities to investigate homophobic attack. Gubernatorial election polls closed yesterday in five regions, with United Russia candidates expected to win all of them.  Opponents accused the […]