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

TODAY: Putin signs pardon and returns Savchenko to Ukraine; Medvedev mocked for response to Crimean pensioner; activist possibly framed for burglary; press silent on Economic Council meeting; Russia and France reactivating cooperation; Sberbank reports record profits; Russian banker sentenced in US for espionage.

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

TODAY: 6% of Russians have been surveilled by the state in last 9 years; corporate raiding, RBC, and now Listok; Kiselyov admits to using fake document on weekly show; Bank of Russia will not buy foreign currency with oil price recovering; Sberbank privatisation will proceed cautiously; Turkish produce ban extended; NASA and Russia sign contract; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 19, 2016

TODAY: Russian fighter jets graze US planes twice in one week, so much for Putin’s cosy rhetoric; Russia is only country that wants Trump; Bastrykin slams US ‘hybrid war’; Novak not worried about OPEC failure, Venezuela blames US; Abramovich to increase share of Norilsk Nickel; Peskov’s income four times greater than Putin’s.

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 15, 2016

TODAY: Russia and West trade accusations over Syria; Medvedev denies that Russia is bombing Syrian civilians, calls current relations with the West a ‘new cold war’; Rosneft and Bashneft to be privatized this year; Soros predicts 2017 Kremlin bankruptcy; Kirill and Pope Francis meet at last.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 6, 2015

TODAY: Putin and Medvedev stand by position that Egypt crash cause remains unknown; increase in allegations that Islamic State bombed the plane in retaliation for Syria strikes; airline regulator suspends flying certificates for 737s, may restrict airlines; Astakhov wants sex ed classes banned in Tyumen; pessimistic demographics; Russia’s banks still struggling; pro-Kremlin protesters on the […]

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

TODAY: Russia to permanently deploy troops in Arctic from 2018; domestic stories overshadowed by Syria offensive; economy and giant state corporations struggling; new bill would legalise torture of prison inmates; Putin makes appeal for cooperation with the West in Syria, Foreign Ministry sets sights on Afghanistan; Russia and Ukraine closing airspace to each other’s airlines; gambling […]

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

TODAY: Washington says Moscow’s repeated use of veto discredits Security Council; Lavrov suggests U.S. coming round to Russian position on Syria, Washington refutes claim; Kremlin aggrieved at U.S. plans to update nuclear weapons at German base; God’s Will activist found guilty of hooliganism; profile of an opposition deputy; unemployment rising; new military base near Ukraine.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 28, 2015

TODAY: Crisis delays joint projects with China; ruble drops 45% in 12 months; Russia wants full debt repayment from Ukraine, won’t help restructure; agriculture agency burns 1.5 tons of food; Kremlin ties to big deals; Nemtsova takes complaint to European court. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 27, 2015

TODAY: Matviyenko visa restrictions lead to delegation cancellation, Foreign Ministry threatens retaliation; former high-level officials want war prevention measures; food prices up 11%; regional heads to restrict government use of foreign websites and apps; Sberbank’s positive quarter; the plight of the Russian sex worker.