RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 17, 2015

TODAY: Putin reappears, brushes off rumour; a week of military exercises and Crimea anniversary celebrations begin; Nemtsov killer suspect has alibi, says lawyer; Sobchak rumoured to be leaving Russia due to safety concerns; majority of Russians name inflation as most pressing issue. 

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 […]