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

TODAY: US Defence Secretary slams Russia’s nuclear ‘sabre-rattling’; NATO prefers to work with Putin than members of his inner circle, says Breedlove; Spain seeking arrest of high-profile Kremlin figures with alleged mafia ties; Estonia concerned over Russia’s violations of its airspace; Japan and Russia continue to push for better ties; Russia hacker fined and sentenced […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 3, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry discuss Syria chaos; Russian fighter jets continue to taunt US navy in Baltic Sea; US weighs in on Reznik case; how will Putin deal with second round of more severe economic problems? Political satire is still alive, but underground; Putin approves new laws to help refugees and the Far East; Global […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 2, 2016

TODAY: Putin overhauls government power structure in advance of elections; tens of thousands mark May Day with pro-Kremlin march; NATO says US needs to put more intelligence on Russia; former construction company director jailed for fraud; Kudrin appointed to presidential economic council; China lending $12bn for Arctic LNG.

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

TODAY: Security conference sees Russia blaming terrorism on the West; Lithuania upping defence budget over Russia fears; second rocket launch attempt successful; no more chance of pre-election coalition between Navalny and Kasyanov; Gazprom 2015 profits up; EBRD will stay in Russia despite ongoing sanctions, which the French Assembly want to see rejected; Magnitsky documentary pulled in […]

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

TODAY: Panama Papers leak links Roldugin with Magnitsky; names of senior officials are being removed from public records, activists say; Putin lambasts space officials after rocket launch is called off; Labour Minister denies that there are any poor Russian pensioners; Chinese online retailer to accept new Russian payment system; Navalny files lawsuit against state-run media […]

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

TODAY: Parnas youth leader kidnapped in Moscow; censorship bosses to meet with China Internet mastermind; Russia in talks to supply Syria with more military equipment; Russia says bleak immediate outlook for relations with Turkey; ECHR orders Russia to be imprisoned activists; blogger charged with extremism; no oil freeze ahead of OPEC meeting.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 26, 2016

TODAY: Interior Ministry purchasing new psychoacoustic crowd dispersing technology; Syria and Russia sign infrastructure rebuild deals worth hundreds of millions of euros; Prosecutor General once again lobbying to have Khodorkovsky put on international wanted list; the ongoing mystery of Prokhorov’s RBC media sale; Israeli Eurovision star maltreated at Russian border; Poroshenko announces possible return date […]

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

TODAY: New human rights ombudsman is former police general; new National Guard created to stave off post-election unrest, says former military intelligence official; Kremlin denies attacks on Israeli jets in Syria; Onexim Group denies possible sales; Obama reinforces importance of Minsk Agreement in sanctions; corruption and bribery equally widespread in Russia and US? Former PM […]

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

TODAY: Duma wants National Guard to be given crowd-shooting powers; Russia attempting to rebuild reputation ahead of Summer Olympics; Pamfilova says she will resign if election is not fair; Karelia moving towards reinstatement of mayoral elections; process to bring Savchenko home begins; Russian cyber hacker sentenced in US; Ukraine bans Russian films.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 21, 2016

TODAY: Dutch court overturns $50bn Yukos payment order in victory for Kremlin; NATO and Russia reaffirm their mutual loathing; CEC votes to overturn disputed Barvikha early voting results; blogger charged with inciting hatred; case opened against Pavlensky; Kudrin to draw up new economic program; deputy Culture Minister in asset freeze.