RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 20, 2015

TODAY: Kremlin chief of staff admits that Russia deployed equipment to Syria in advance of its military campaign, official says Russia’s goal there involves U.S.-backed rebel groups as well as Islamic State; Foreign Ministry apologises to France over confrontation with plane that turned out to be Swiss; planned NATO military exercise largest in 13 years; […]

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

TODAY: Putin gives optimistic speech at St. Petersburg Economic Forum; Ivanov warns against West upping military presence in Europe; Patrushev accuses U.S. of spending $5bn on Ukraine coup; anti-Russia sanctions to cost Europe $113bn; state bank accounts unblocked in Yukos case; Navalny aide attacked.

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

TODAY: Navalny’s party deregistered; Yashin amnestied; Spiegelman laments Maus ban; Night Wolves debacle part of information control? Putin remains buoyant on economy; Rosneft subsidiary suing government; Ivanov’s verdict on twerking. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 16, 2014

TODAY: Putin says sanctions make peace with Ukraine less likely; Russians support direction of economy; half of Russians see a Putin personality cult; Central Bank considering ‘stress scenario’ of lower oil prices for longer; less bureaucrats, more wages; foreign mass media ownership bill signed into law; Yankauskas house arrest extended. President Vladimir Putin said that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 15, 2014

TODAY: Ruble and oil price falling; Europe to be hit by anti-Russia sanctions; Gazprom losing European customers; crude deliveries to China hit new record; Chinese media lashes out at Western criticism of friendship with Russia; Moldova bans Russian television stations; Putin says rights groups turn a blind eye to Ukraine hardships, Kremlin official alleges uncovering […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 6, 2013

TODAY: G20 begins with awkward greetings, Syria disputes, and a BRIC currency pool plan; proposed law would deprive gays of parental rights; mayoral candidates in home stretch; Golos leader quits Russia; Mail.ru makes hefty Facebook share profit; Rosatom moves into U.K. All eyes were on President Vladimir Putin as he greeted his U.S. counterpart, Barack […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 6, 2013

TODAY: U.N. ambassador calls Chavez death ‘a tragedy’, cooperation with Venezuela to continue; dancer confesses to Bolshoi attack; Navalny blows whistle on Andrei Turchak; new charges against Browder; General Electric teams up with Sakhalin; life expectancy, ethnic minorities, Ivanov remembers Putin as a young spy.  Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., called the death […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 13, 2012

TODAY: Putin expands rights council; two popular websites shut down under new Internet rules; Razvozzhayev confession mentions Georgia; Ivanov says he knew about space embezzlement; Rosneft head released on bail. President Vladimir Putin’s human rights council lost 12 pre-existing members and gained 39 new ones in its latest shuffle.  The council’s former head, Ella Pamfilova, […]