RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 30, 2016

TODAY: Russia and Turkey begin normalising relations following Putin call with Erdogan; Russia-NATO council to meet this summer; Putin extends import ban until 2018; Duma passes controversial and unpopular new laws before adjourning for the summer; Belykh arrest linked to Navalny?; Party of Progress denied election registration by CEC; ‘Google Tax’ to come into force. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 29, 2016

TODAY: Russia and US accuse each other of dangerous actions in the Mediterranean, US authorises Russian surveillance flyover, Foreign Ministry slams former US diplomat; Central Bank relaxed about potential Brexit fallout; mobile phone companies warn against new anti-terror laws; mending ties with Turkey will take time, says Peskov; criminal case opened against NGO.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 28, 2016

TODAY: Putin joins United Russia congress, praises party, warns candidates against fomenting dissent; Peskov compares Brexit fallout to Soviet Union collapse; Turkey apologises for downing of Russian plane; EU sees Russia as strategic challenge; Navalny’s brother denied parole; activist interrogated over ‘foreign agents’ law; athletes appeal for permission to compete in the Rio Olympics.

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 24, 2016

TODAY: Russia refuses to allow international voting monitors to survey elections; opposition in disarray?  Novaya Gazeta offices raided; opposition activist decries prison transport conditions; wealthy Russians saw income fall dramatically last year; Brexit impact slight, says Finance Ministry; ‘no money’ cakes banned.    Russia has decided it will not allow the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 16, 2016

TODAY: Couple detained in Moscow after attempting to leave tribute to Orlando massacre victims; Kremlin announces Syria cease-fire hot on Washington’s warnings; Defense Ministry accuses NATO of fanning hysteria; Chaika invested with another five years as Prosecutor General; Golos finds violations in May primaries; Kremlin masking extent of wildfires, says Greenpeace.

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

TODAY: Russia faced with possible disqualification from Euro 2016 after mob violence; former Parnas chairman found guilty of bribery; leading opposition deputy divested of powers; number of people seeking to leave Crimea apparently increasing; as are the number trying to leave Russia; new film about Sergei Magnitsky depicts Kremlin’s interpretation of lawyer’s death. UEFA has decided to launch proceedings […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 10, 2016

TODAY: Germany calls for Russia to rejoin G7; Europe’s anti-Russian sanctions to continue six months; Finland and Russia working to mend relations; Savchenko warns Russia advancing to EU borders; Putin losing some of his usual broad base support; real estate findings uncovered by activists are disappearing from public records; Jehovah’s Witnesses labeled extremist; Mutko continues […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin concerned about Germany’s perception of Russia; Lavrov responds to NATO’s Finland drills; Lukoil reports massive drop in first-quarter profits, though oil prices are rebounding; Central Bank to finally cut main policy rate? Facebook and Yandex considering partnership; some Interior Ministry officials being investigated for corruption thanks to Panama Papers.

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

TODAY: WADA knew about Russia doping claims in 2010; Putin’s friends and associates make financial gains; US to send envoys to Europe to sustain sanctions pressure; Russia says US not responding to calls for discussion of missile shield; Deputy Prosecutor General wants Domodedovo owner case dropped; criminals using gay dating websites to find targets; FSB files […]