RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 1, 2014

TODAY: E.U. decides to keep current sanctions; Sechin says sanctions won’t sway Putin; Central Bank capital controls rumour sent ruble to new lows; Finance Ministry purchases VTB shares; suppression of revolt to have lasting effects; Kremlin rights council advises against bill limiting foreign media ownership; Sechin accuses Yukos of murder; state news says Hong Kong […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 8, 2014

TODAY: Putin’s import ban anticipated to hurt Russian economy, prices to rise, restaurant market to be hit; U.S. poultry, nut, and soy bean markets to suffer; racist Moscow projection marks Obama’s birthday; United Airlines concerned over airspace ban; Nato calls for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine border. President Vladimir Putin’s ban on $9 billion worth of food […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 2, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine makes partial gas payment, negotiations resume today; Public Chamber elections fail; two detained at gay rights protest; Rogozin’s GPS deadline arrives; Russian Railways sues Nemtsov; cigarette ban unpopular. Ukraine says it will not pay the gas money it owes to Russia until a ‘fair contract’ has been signed; Kiev is insisting on a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 3, 2014

TODAY: Nato commander warns of imminent and swift Ukraine invasion; Foreign Ministry accuses alliance of reviving Cold War; NASA bans contact with Kremlin reps; capital flight continues; Moscow ups arms deliveries to Syria; Lavrov wants international recognition for Russia’s aid donations; Russian Railways corruption scandal brewing; Putins finalise divorce. Nato military commander Philip Breedlove has […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 3, 2013

TODAY: Russia to ban adoptions by same-sex couples; Pussy Riot members ends hunger strike; freedom of assembly protesters detained; Russian Railways joint venture; Putin rebukes governor; U.S. delegation discusses security and Boston bombing; nuclear patrols to resume in southern seas; Rosneft loan banks still waiting for payback; exiled Guriev wins Sberbank seat. An amendment to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 16, 2013

TODAY: Duma debates adoption ban as adoptive families remain caught in uncertainty; Kadyrov to appear on Magnitsky List; $1 billion to Bangladesh for arms purchases; Polonsky probe ongoing; Yuriev switches to U.S. market; private energy companies could be given access to continental shelf; Russian Railways suing Apple; moon, spies, domestic violence. The Duma has returned […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 20, 2012

TODAY: Dmitry Yakovlev bill to ban U.S. adoptions and foreign-funded NGOs makes way through parliament, drawing outcry; rights organisations call on European Union to pressure Russia; protesters under pressure; Putin unhappy with limousine; Kamchatka volcano erupts; Baikal Mill bankruptcy; Transneft vows to maintain exports; liberalisation of freight industry. Russia’s lower parliament has given ‘preliminary but […]