RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2016

TODAY: Compensation claim filed against Putin over MH17 crash; Russian woman granted asylum in Lithuania after breaking protest laws; economy out of recession for six months now, says economy minister; Syria seeking more Russian rebuilding support; United Russia holds advance voting with 9m turnout; Russia to fund additional drugs testing.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2016

TODAY: New York Times publishes claims of mass doping of Russian team at Sochi Olympics; new equipment fails to wow at Putin’s military inspection; Kasparov suggests Brexit would play into Kremlin’s hands; RFE/RL site blocked in Crimea; celebrating the Moscow Helsinki Group.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 3, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry discuss Syria chaos; Russian fighter jets continue to taunt US navy in Baltic Sea; US weighs in on Reznik case; how will Putin deal with second round of more severe economic problems? Political satire is still alive, but underground; Putin approves new laws to help refugees and the Far East; Global […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 13, 2016

TODAY: Ruble rebounds thanks to accord on oil output freeze; Nabiullina asserts economy will grow with structural reform, as opposed to higher crude prices; Alexei Kudrin looks set to re-enter economic policy domain with think tank role; Russia an unreliable adversary of IS; Roscosmos wins court action on asset seizure in France; corruption as the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2016

TODAY: Putin associate provided properties to women linked to the President; spotlight on Shamalov; Investigative Committee trying to get out of Yukos compensation claims; Russia’s millionaires are leaving; US will boost military presence in eastern Europe; Peskov scoffs at Ukraine’s new sanctions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 28, 2016

TODAY: Peskov says Ukraine’s response to Savchenko sentence ‘hysteria’, says pilot will serve her time; Navalny attacked with pastry; Putin endorses Kadyrov for third term as Chechen leader; Kerry leaves Russia with positive reports of better relations; Medvedev to educate United Russia hopefuls; Pamfilova resigns to take up new election role.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 25, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry have productive meeting; Syrian opposition says Putin is only hope for peace process; Russian exports up in April despite OPEC agreement; meldonium scandal reveals crisis in Russian medicine; almost $3bn lost in pension funds; state television is pro-Trump.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 23, 2016

TODAY: Putin and Medvedev offer condolences to Belgium, other officials say EU and NATO are to blame; anti-Russia sanctions hitting Hungarian economy; Finland and Russia agree on temporary border restrictions; Yamal LNG project will deliver on time, despite sanctions hits; Savchenko given 22 years in penal colony, Poroshenko offers trade; Kerry in Moscow again.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 16, 2016

TODAY: Analysts converge in belief that Russia’s pullout from Syria has improved its position; pressure now on Assad; Kremlin youth organization hopes to label Navalny NGO foreign agent; Deputy Culture minister detained on suspected embezzlement; Putin says people like repressive measures, sometimes; pension system reform on the cards; the pranksters who take on presidents deny […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 15, 2016

TODAY: Russia catches West unawares with surprise withdrawal from Syria; aims have been achieved, says Putin; analysts agree; ruble rebounds on news; Russia-Iran energy talks yield possible agreement on production freeze; Sberbank profits shoot up defeating analyst expectations; Investigative Committee lambastes Poland for ‘silly’ comments on Smolensk air crash; need for political opposition dwindling say […]