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

TODAY: IOC will not impose blanket ban on Russian Olympic team, Mutko welcomes and denounces decision; Russia now faces possible Paralympics ban following new WADA report; apartments of political analyst and his family raided by FSB; Clinton blames Russia for DNC email leak; Rosneft unofficially excluded from involvement in Bashneft privatisation.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 19, 2016

TODAY: Damning new report into Russian doping finds complicity of government agencies; proposal to ban Russia completely from Rio Games is considered; Moscow accuses OSCE monitor of spying for Ukraine; ruble rally continues; new statistics suggests Russians are continuing to cut back on buying food and medicine. 

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

TODAY: Russia optimistic about new UK Foreign Minister appointment; Russia wants to pick up the pace with US military cooperation on Syria, Assad says Russia never asked him to leave; Orthodox Church responds to sexual assault awareness movement; Navalny says Shuvalov using undeclared private jet; FSB requests Ekho Moskvy employee names, raps new graduates for […]

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

TODAY: Former RBC director says his dismissal was the result of Kremlin pressure; land around Putin’s country residence owned by his cronies and leased out to Kremlin members, says RBC; huge National Guard base planned for Moscow; NBCUniversal executive barred from entering Russia; anti-terror laws to affect missionaries and shipping; Ukraine court dismisses Gazprom giant […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 13, 2016

TODAY: First tech company leaves Russia in response to anti-terrorism laws, others may follow; Apple to build special Russian repair center following lawsuit; VTB will not be privatised this year, and other stakes may be sold slowly, analysts say; NATO-Russia Council to meet today; Navalny anti-defamation lawsuit thrown out; Peskov says a woman can be […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin sells Alrosa stake, plans more privatisations for this year; Sharapova will not compete in Rio, sole athlete allowed to take part branded a traitor; Vanity Fair on Mikhail Khodorkovsky; Navalny will not run in elections; pro-Kremlin movement wants Levada Center investigated; Novosibirsk loves Stalin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 11, 2016

TODAY: Russia reacts to NATO plan to deploy 4,000 extra troops in Eastern Europe, Gorbachev says move will lead to escalation; Putin complains to Merkel about provocative Ukraine; Russia petitioning EBRD about current ban on lending; US pastor detained, possibly for LGBT work; two US diplomats expelled from Russia in tit-for-tat move; watchdog blocking websites […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 7, 2016

TODAY: Putin cancels plans for this week prompting a number of theories; it’s Abkhazia-related, says one; Russia deemed major threat in Europe by new British report; Prokhorov under pressure? Olympic team named despite Rio ban; Alrosa privatisation begins; Russia backs Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transit system. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 6, 2016

TODAY: Russia’s mobilisation in Baltic States sparks Cold War comparisons; Latvia-Russia relations very poor, no sanctions relief for Moldova; Russia to drain its Sovereign Wealth Fund next year; Echo Moskvy offices searched, staff summoned for questioning; Dozhd accused of breaking extremism regulations; watchdog advises media on suicide reporting.

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

TODAY: EU extends anti-Russia sanctions again; Medvedev rules out increased spending, says normalisation with Turkey needs to be slow; Putin threatens to retaliate if Finland joins NATO; one third of Russians believe upcoming elections will not be free or fair; Pavlensky names Pussy Riot as major inspiration; Putin judo book to reach millions of children.