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

TODAY: Thousands march in Moscow and across Russia to mark Nemtsov anniversary, rally organiser beaten; Sberbank head given Vneshekonombank position; Putin’s cronyism; Syrian ceasefire gets mixed reports, with Saudi Arabia and Syrian observers alleging violations and Russia blaming Turkey for air strikes; Putin warns of foreign meddling ahead of general elections; Kadyrov to step down?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2016

TODAY: Iran unresponsive to Russian-Saudi oil freeze plan; Saudi Arabia and Russia acting together on oil, but at odds in Syria; EU still seeking independence from Russian gas; Russia files lawsuit against Ukraine in London; privatisation plans are more about revenue than efficiency; US activists detained in Russia over visa issues.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 17, 2016

TODAY: UN says Russia attack on Syrian hospital a war crime, Russia denies responsibility; UN concerned about relations between Russia and Turkey, Turkey accuses Russia of using refugee outflows as a weapon; Syria ceasefire due to begin this week, Merkel says still no basis for lifting Russia’s Ukraine sanctions; Saudi Arabia and Russia outline tentative, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 29, 2015

TODAY: Vnesheconombank struggling against sanctions; Gunvor sells last Russian asset; Novak blames Saudi Arabia for oil price drop; Kerry welcomes delivery of uranium from Iran to Russia; Lake Baikal to drop below government minimum; Nemstov suspects facing final charges; Putin’s speeches made into Kremlin Christmas present.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2015

TODAY: Turkey angered by Russian brandishing rocket launcher in Turkish waters, seizes four ships; Erdogan says he will find non-Russian energy sources; Russia targeting Syrian militants near border with Lebanon; consumer protection agency scares Russians off tourism with warnings of plague; Duma approves new law to override international court orders; economic minister calls for shift to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 13, 2015

TODAY: Rights group Memorial may be prosecuted over coup allegations; Kremlin claims it was accidental, but leaked torpedo details are likely to be just boasting, says analyst; parliament in favour of banning more flight routes; Bank of Russia warns against competition with Saudi Arabia; Islamic State promises imminent Russia attack.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 22, 2015

TODAY: Assad meets Putin in Moscow for mutual praise, U.S. slams ‘red carpet’ welcome; Russia to meet U.S., Saudi Arabian, Turkish and Saudi officials to discuss Syria; only 20% of Russia’s targets in Syria are held by Islamic State, study finds; OPEC meeting sees no price cut agreements; energy deal and cooperation with Argentina; Ukraine launches […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 2, 2015

TODAY: Second day of air strikes in Syria, Russia reportedly targeting groups other than I.S., Lavrov denies it; Saudi Arabia concerned that attacks will assist I.S., France and Germany respond; fighting in eastern Ukraine at a lull; Putin to re-write ‘foreign agents’ law; German publishing house fined.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 23, 2015

TODAY: Satellite images show Russian military working on two new bases in Syria; Gulf states irked by intervention; Erdogan to visit Moscow for opening of major new mosque; Kadyrov and Putin’s complex alliance analysed; trial against Ukrainian pilot opens; Peskov warns Kiev on NATO aspirations; the consequences of being a ‘foreign agent’. 

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 […]