RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 28, 2015

TODAY: Crisis delays joint projects with China; ruble drops 45% in 12 months; Russia wants full debt repayment from Ukraine, won’t help restructure; agriculture agency burns 1.5 tons of food; Kremlin ties to big deals; Nemtsova takes complaint to European court. 

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

TODAY: Matviyenko visa restrictions lead to delegation cancellation, Foreign Ministry threatens retaliation; former high-level officials want war prevention measures; food prices up 11%; regional heads to restrict government use of foreign websites and apps; Sberbank’s positive quarter; the plight of the Russian sex worker.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 25, 2015

TODAY: Ruble hits new year low after China’s tumble; international court rules Russia must compensate for 2013 damage to Greenpeace ship; Russia cancels ban on Wikipedia; Matviyenko U.S. visa status being disputed; Lavrov expresses hope regarding U.S. relations.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 24, 2015

TODAY: Medvedev visits disputed islands, drawing Japan protest; Kremlin prepares economic measures to boost foreign currency sales; Russia losing Chinese FDI, second gas contract looking unlikely; Poroshenko urges legal action to protect against Russian ‘aggressor’; Wikipedia switches URLs to avoid watchdog pressure; Nemstov family says Putin scared of Kadyrov. 

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

TODAY: LGBT activist attacked in Moscow; police swoop in on contraband cheese making operation; hotline established for denouncing smugglers; unemployment rising; Estonian officer jailed for spying; new radar systems in Arctic Circle; shaman’s last stand against Surgutneftegaz; art world remains rattled by God’s Will attack on Moscow exhibition; Putin enjoys Crimean submarine. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 18, 2015

TODAY: Russia and Ukraine trading allegations over plans for new clashes; Putin’s Crimea visit draws suspicion; Yakunin leaving his post at Russian Railways; Peskov accused of big spending on vacation; Russia and U.S. venture defies diplomacy; Putin proposes visa-free BRICS travel; Savchuk wins symbolic damages.

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

TODAY: Orthodox activists destroy sculptures, blame falls on Kremlin laws; watchdog bans Navalny’s critical video about United Russia; Putin in Crimea to discuss tourism; Gazprom to splinter? International airlines cut down on activity in Russia.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 14, 2015

TODAY: Four more countries added to import ban list; CEC surprises opposition by allowing Parnas to stand in Kostroma; supermodel’s sister in cafe incident draws attention to plight of the disabled; Lavrov holds talks with Syrian National Coalition; cracks appearing in the elite? Russia’s rough justice. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 12, 2015

TODAY: Think tank report warns scale of NATO and Russia war games will increase likelihood of conflict; military exercises act as trade show for Russian defence; Dutch investigators find possible evidence of BUK system in MH17 crash; E.U. fears for Ukraine cease-fire; fifteen years after Kursk disaster, citizens less critical of state response; Reddit may be […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 11, 2015

TODAY: Economy takes turn for the worse as second quarter data shows dramatic decline; Putin attempts to stave off ruble worries; Maria Zakharova becomes first female Foreign Ministry spokesman; Moscow asserts Washington must abandon military defence plans in Europe; Duma mulling bill to reduce penalties for corruption in military; translators concerned by dearth of patriotism […]