RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 24, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives in-depth interview, promises not to remain president forever, shrugs off sanctions; sharp increase in capital outflows, Kudrin says ruble will continue to fall; property prices dropping. Russiaa and Abkhazia to sign partnership agreement; Browder claims kidnap threat; Ekho Moskvy drawing up staff social media regulations.  In a lengthy new interview with philosopher Nikolay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 18, 2014

TODAY: Media giant linked to Putin allies; West provoking a Cold War, Putin says, threatens Kiev; HRW accuses Crimea of human rights violations; Merkel says Russia not likely to stop at Ukraine; Shoigu discussing military cooperation with China; inflation to reach 9% by end of year; German and Polish diplomatic tit-for-tat; Deripaska given head role […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 21, 2014

TODAY: Politkovskaya killers convicted; no announcement on China gas deal; Medvedev warns against new Cold War, defends economy; global payment companies to stay in Russia; Prince compares Putin to Hitler; Moscow denies ninth consecutive Gay Pride parade. Five men have been convicted of the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya – four of them for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 1, 2014

TODAY: May Day parade takes place amid economic gloom; IMF slashes growth forecast.  Ukrainian ballerinas stage tacit Putin protest; Eastern Ukraine wrestling away from central control. Mother of Russian conscript awarded by ECHR; demographic deficit; Eurovision.  In the first parade organised by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions since the collapse of the Soviet Union, more than […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 3, 2014

TODAY: Nato commander warns of imminent and swift Ukraine invasion; Foreign Ministry accuses alliance of reviving Cold War; NASA bans contact with Kremlin reps; capital flight continues; Moscow ups arms deliveries to Syria; Lavrov wants international recognition for Russia’s aid donations; Russian Railways corruption scandal brewing; Putins finalise divorce. Nato military commander Philip Breedlove has […]

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

TODAY: Navalny publishes Sochi corruption website; Medvedev’s winter dacha exposed, IOC recommends athletes not to protest on podium; Nabiullina denies existence of bank black list; U.K. and Russia sign weapons deal; Ukraine borrows more from Russia; Rosneft appeals Yukos decision; Politkovskaya trial adjourned again. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has published online his investigation into inflated […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 14, 2014

TODAY: Kerry and Lavrov meet in Paris to discuss Syria; prominent U.S. journalist banned from Moscow; state purchases unregulated; new restrictions for Navalny? ‘New’ Magnitsky investigation opened; Kalashnikov regrets revealed; Nobel laureates appeal to Putin over gay rights. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presented Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with two potatoes yesterday at their […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 13, 2013

TODAY: Putin’s state of the nation address emphasises Russia as bastion of conservative values; criticizes the West; realistic on economic woes. Three bank licenses revoked; Prokhorov snaps up copper mine; EU calls for Magnitsky sanctions. In a ceremony ‘full of pomp and circumstance‘, punctuated 34 times by applause, Vladimir Putin used his annual state of the […]

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

TODAY: Navalny exposes officials’ luxury dachas; commercial court abolished as planned; Putin’s high hopes for bilateral trade with Italy; economy slowing; former Prosecutor General employee alleges interference in Magnitsky case; Ukraine candymaker exports to resume; Russia vs. Europe; Amnesty calls to repeal ‘foreign agents’ law. Cottages in a luxury dacha complex are supposedly owned by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 14, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine says harmony with Russia a priority but gas price row continues, Finland getting a deal; military cooperation with Servia, arms deal with Egypt; U.S. cancels helicopter deal; newspaper may have broken ‘gay propaganda’ law; inaugural meeting of Magnitsky commission; Kashin files complaint; ballerina alleges Bolshoi extortion. Ukraine’s Energy Minister Eduard Stavytsky has confirmed […]