RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 22, 2016

TODAY: CAS upholds ban on Russian athletics team; climbing ruble worries Kremlin, but Central Bank seems unlikely to intervene; Russia accused of attacking U.S. base in Syria; company chief executive jailed for spying in U.S.; Rosneft cannot have access to Bashneft privatization, says Putin. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 27, 2016

TODAY: Putin, observers weigh the pros and cons of Brexit for Russia; Duma passes controversial new terrorism and extremism laws and restrictions; wealthy Russians lost money last year; Russia and China sign several energy deals with Putin in Beijing; Rosatom struggling to close deals in Europe; Duma bans import and production of all GMOs; Kirov […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 22, 2016

TODAY: E.U. envoys agree on sanction extension; IOC backs ban on Olympic athletes from Rio Games; but individuals may be able to appeal; new missile system tested successfully; security firm proposes phone taps for corporations; Sechin says the Kremlin does not fear Chinese partnership for Rosneft; Putin hoping to strengthen ties on Beijing visit. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 20, 2016

TODAY: Russian team banned from Rio Olympics; E.U. extends Crimea sanctions for another year; German Foreign Minister surprises with conciliatory stance towards Russia; Putin makes appearance at SPIEG, offers commitment to partnership with E.U.; mood seemingly improved at this year’s forum; Italian companies sign raft of deals; Rosneft privatisation plans.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2016

TODAY: Russian military to be tested for combat readiness; Sechin interview reveals concerns over plans to sell 20% of Rosneft and anticipates stiffened competition in energy sector; Western attendance at St Petersburg Economic Forum set to pick up? Russia appears on soft power rankings; regional leader of opposition party attacked; UEFA gives Russia suspended disqualification; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 25, 2016

TODAY: Economy Minister outlines privatisation plans; successful Eurobond seen as indicator of Russia’s ability to generate funds despite sanctions; Slovakia speaks out against anti-Russia sanctions; luxury brand Bulgari planning Russian expansion; re-tests from old samples could see 2008 Olympic medals stripped from Russian athletes, doping to become a crime; United Russia deputy alleges electoral fraud at […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 12, 2016

TODAY: Navalny plans lawsuit over state-sponsored TV exposé; Open Russia questions purpose of Putin’s national guard; France freezes Roscosmos assets over Yukos; South Ossetia to hold a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for Russia integration; Rosneft overtakes Gazprom as Russia’s most valuable company; Serbia pays unusual tribute to Putin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2016

TODAY: Putin associate provided properties to women linked to the President; spotlight on Shamalov; Investigative Committee trying to get out of Yukos compensation claims; Russia’s millionaires are leaving; US will boost military presence in eastern Europe; Peskov scoffs at Ukraine’s new sanctions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 24, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov says Europe cannot combat terrorism if playing games; Russia has no intentions to cut ties with EU, despite sanctions; Moscow police increase security measures in Brussels aftermath; Savchenko negotiations begin as pilot threatens another hunger strike; Medvedev says economy adjusting to new low price and will benefit from weaker ruble; meldonium scandal moves […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 14, 2016

TODAY: Investigative Committee launches investigation into opposition activist; new evidence from Lesin autopsy introduces possibility of foul play; Moscow sees ‘provocations’ in meldonium ban; London embassy says Russia has no interest in Brexit verdict; UNHCR office in Moscow closing; Turkey expanding into Syria, complains Kremlin; middles classes turning to protest over economic woes?