RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives State of Union address, blames West for sanctions, promises tax freeze, threatens speculators; ruble is world’s second-weakest currency; ECHR orders payment for Navalny; human rights is at a ten-year low in Russia, says HRW; Europe says South Stream cancellation is blackmail. During his keynote State of the Union address yesterday, Vladimir Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 6, 2014

TODAY: Ruble hits another all-time low after Central Bank announcement, inflation above 8%; Poland’s new defense strategy mentions Russia; U.S. investigating Putin ally; Rossiya Segodnya planning multilingual broadcasts; Sberbank transparency ranks low; oil giants investigated for possibly influencing prices; PGNiG seeks gas price cut; Putin critic found dead. The ruble fell to yet another all-time […]

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

TODAY: Putin says internet isolation plan is for information security, not censorship; Russians see Western sanctions as affront, China support grows since Ukraine crisis; Russia pulls out of FLEX after gay adoption; conscription begins this fall, Arctic military command structure planned; Kasparov warns of Putin’s long-term goals; IMF halves its 2015 Russia growth forecast; new NATO head. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 22, 2014

TODAY: Moscow witnesses mass protest against Russian aggression in Ukraine; turnout figures vary; Mikhail Khodorkovsky indicates surprise comeback to politics; Yevtushenkov released. Security Council’s Internet muzzle; families of MH17 victims in Germany to sue Ukraine; sanctions taking their toll on oil and banking. In Moscow, opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov and Yevgenia Chirikova were among the thousands of protestors who gathered on Sunday […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 29, 2014

TODAY: Hague tribunal orders $50bn Yukos payout, Lavrov hints at appeal; U.S. accuses Russia of violating Cold War nuclear arms treaty; Pussy Riot seek compensation; West expected to issue further sanctions in wake of MH17 crash; British lawyers preparing to sue Putin; geckos found in space. As expected, a tribunal in the Hague ordered Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 9, 2014

TODAY: ECHR to prioritise Navalny arrest appeal; Total head says Europe needs Russian gas; US detention of MP’s son angers Kremlin; NATO chief says Russia duplicitous on Ukraine; Lithuania President slams Russian ‘chauvinism’; Sochi to be gambling zone; priest slams football boots. The European Court of Human Rights is to review and give priority to the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 9, 2014

TODAY: Poroshenko begins Russia peace talks, is defiant on Crimea; Russia and China in agreement on West’s involvement, says Security Council; China deal could affect Japan; the return of Stalingrad? Psaki mocked on state television; Greenpeace vessel released. Ukraine’s newly sworn-in President Petro Poroshenko has already begun peace talks with Russia and the OSCE,  having […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 30, 2014

TODAY: Putin signs Eurasian Economic Union agreement with Kazakhstan and Belarus; 14 killed in helicopter attack in Slavyansk; Putin not invited to Poroshenko’s inauguration; Sberbank profits hit by crisis; more positive ratings for Putin; no competitive duty free; Glazyev and Lavrov stir war of words. President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement with his Kazakh and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 28, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine quits CIS; dozens of pro-Russians killed in Donetsk violence, Putin calls for an end to clashes; Kiev turns tables on gas row, accuses Gazprom of stealing; Khodorkovsky plans charity work in Ukraine; Navalny could be placed in pretrial detention; Bolotnaya Square activist charged two years after the fact; Putin ally joins Yandex board. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2014

TODAY: Putin to speak about cooperation at SPEF, appoints sanctioned official to head Russia-China Business Council; 16 killed by pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine clashes; Medvedev on Ukraine; Russia moving in on E.U. refineries; Sberbank and Bank of China to collaborate on national currency transactions; Putin responds to Prince of Wales; Schneerson row continues. President Vladimir […]