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 […]

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

TODAY: Putin speaks with Greek PM after referendum, Central Bank says it is not concerned by Greece’s ‘no’ vote; BRICS summit to be held in Ufa this week; NATO may change its strategy towards Russia to address long-term discord; Potanin says Western rhetoric worries Norilsk Nickel’s foreign partners; foreign-owned broadcasters at risk; Duma approves Crimea […]

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

TODAY: U.S. sending 250 tanks to Russian border; Nato summit this week puts the alliance back on historical course; German human rights official cancels Russia trip; Putin continues to deny economic crisis; ‘troll factory’ taken to court; Wikipedia satire site shuts down due to censorship; Gazprom building global alliance with Shell.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 28, 2013

TODAY: Belarus dispute threatens relations; Saudi Arabia offered Russia oil deal over Syria; energy diversity for Moldova; Ponomaryov to pay Skolkovo; Putin is lonely, depicted as gay in confiscated paintings; home of gay rights activist raided; tycoons bid for Sheremetyevo contract; TMK and pension losses. Russia’s dispute with Belarus over their joint potash venture is […]

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

TODAY: Putin’s new laws increase service age for government officials, change parliamentary election rules, increase business visa limits, fine ticket touts; Russia outperformed Saudi Arabia in oil last year thanks to Rosneft; no ban on grain exports; new Cold War with U.S.? Rasputin. Reversing an attempt by former President Dmitry Medvedev to impose mandatory retirement […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 16, 2012

TODAY: Duma’s slew of anti-free speech laws; ‘no progress’ on Estemirova case; Putin visits Krymsk in bid to boost reputation, accused of ‘rudeness’ by Ukraine minister; Saudi Arabia objects to human rights comments; hacker group targets oil companies; TNK-BP ready to sell BP stake; Edelman leaves Russia. The State Duma passed a number of anti-free […]