RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 26, 2015

TODAY: West threatens further sanctions in wake of increased violence in Ukraine; Lavrov says Russia ready to do what it takes, but falls short of taking responsibility; Rogozin says Ukraine punishments are really about other issues; LGBT activist fined for hosting support website; protesters detained in Moscow.

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

TODAY: Poroshenko uses Davos platform to accuse Russia of placing 9,000 new troops in Ukraine; Lavrov denies it, says Russia will not back down until Ukraine is a federal state; Kremlin prepares anti-crisis plan; cuts put an end to AIDS vaccine research; South Stream cancellation will hit hard; new bill would restrict foreign companies deemed […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 14, 2015

TODAY: 12 killed in Ukraine bus attack; World Bank downgrades GDP prospects; sovereign rating cut anticipated; military expenditure will remain as planned though spending must be slashed.  ISIS video shows alleged Russian spies being executed; Russian media watched warns against republishing Charlie Hebdo images. Traffic disasters and disorders.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 9, 2015

TODAY: Lavrov meets fellow diplomats to discuss Ukraine; Latvia and EU see signs of change on Russian side; Merkel says no end to sanctions until Minsk agreement reinstated; give Ukraine $50 billion, says Soros; Medvedev decree bans transgender people from driving; earthquakes, volcanoes, and avalanches in the Far East.

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

TODAY: Russia accuses West of seeking regime change through sanctions; ‘Day of Silence’ in Ukraine in attempt to rebuild ceasefire; Mistrals or money says Kremlin; military spending splurge. Ruble falling with oil prices; investor jitters widespread.  Gas flow to Ukraine resumes; TV channel Rain seeking home once more. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has told […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2014

TODAY: Results of OPEC meeting under scrutiny as oil prices bode ill for Russian budget; Merkel launches verbal attack on Moscow for Ukraine conflict; reports of new convoy entering emerge; NATO perturbed by Kremlin’s warfare tactics;  Kremlin negotiating $3 billion missile deal with China. Dozhd editor honored by CPJ.  With the news that Russia foresees […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 25, 2014

TODAY: Russia losing $140 billion a year due to sanctions and oil prices; Novak says Russia could cut oil production to boost prices; Norway suspends diplomatic relations over Ukraine crisis; Georgia accuses Russia of plotting the annexation of Abkhazia; Lavrov slams Ukraine’s freezing of state support to troubled regions, coal supplies to Ukraine suspended; Gorbachev […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 20, 2014

TODAY: Putin seeks closer ties with North Korea, praises friendship with Hungary, offers a reserved welcome and warning to new U.S. ambassador; Lavrov says Kiev’s withdrawal of support from east prepares the ground for invasion; VTB Bank profit drop; Russia’s banking sector most vulnerable in all emerging markets; historic McDonald’s branch re-opens. Just after North […]

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

TODAY: Russia will recognise eastern Ukrainian separatist elections, ignores Kiev’s call to prevent rivalry in region; John Kerry says Russia will violate international agreements if it follows through; Navalny wins Roskomnadzor court case; R.T. to begin broadcasting in U.K.; Russia mulls foreign drugs ban; Putin approval rating drops; Gazprom Neft challenges sanctions in court; LGBT […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov says Russia will recognise Ukraine election, hopes for end to confrontation; E.U.’s rights commissioner demands investigation into Crimea activist deaths; ruble hits new all-time low against dollar; Finance Ministry planning future cuts; Matviyenko interview; Lithuania moves away from Russian gas. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will recognise the results of Ukraine’s parliamentary […]