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

TODAY: Rights advocates harassed in attempts to attend NYC conference; Russia to limit foreign ownership of media; military production thriving. Ceasefire in Ukraine holding; Russia concerned about U.S. airstrikes in Syria without Assad approval; Japan extends sanctions; Rotenburg’s Italian properties seized. Five rights advocates have reportedly been prevented from leaving Russia to attend a UN-organized World Conference on Indigenous Peoples […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 30, 2014

TODAY: Putin signs Eurasian Economic Union agreement with Kazakhstan and Belarus; 14 killed in helicopter attack in Slavyansk; Putin not invited to Poroshenko’s inauguration; Sberbank profits hit by crisis; more positive ratings for Putin; no competitive duty free; Glazyev and Lavrov stir war of words. President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement with his Kazakh and […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov blasts Kiev and U.S. as Ukraine situation intensifies; Moscow threatens retaliation; NATO jets scrambled. VTB vows to stay in NYC; most Russians optimistic Ukraine crisis will not lead to Russia’s isolation.  Russia-Canadia diplomatic spat; Duma seeks control over foul language.  Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who has accused the West of attempting to stage […]

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 – March 7, 2014

TODAY: Crimea to join Russia, U.S. announces Russia sanctions, E.U. and Australia consider following suit; Putin appeals to U.S. for continued good relations, NATO suspends military relations with Russia; VTsIOM announces healthy support for Russian invasion of Ukraine; bill would prosecute media for publishing anti-Russian material; For Human Rights suspended; Pussy Riot members attacked. Following […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov downplays Syria claims; I.O.C. impressed with Putin’s attendance; Vitishko protester arrested; ethnic Sochi leader detained; Bolotnaya Square protesters granted amnesty; Medvedev planning privatisations; lingerie ban; Rusal output to be lowest in eight years; Ukraine receives latest cash injection; Iran may swap oil for nuclear power. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the world’s impression of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 17, 2014

TODAY: Kerry blames Russia for Syria crisis; Putin watches U.S.-Russia hockey game, urges journalists not to mix sport and politics; Lavrov slams E.U. over Ukraine; four detained at pro-Ukraine rally; trans protester arrested in Sochi; convicted criminals barred from running for presidency; Vitishko begins hunger strike. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2014

TODAY: Putin begins Sochi visit with snuggles, insists that Sochi ecology has improved as a result of construction; activists denied Olympic access; Nemtsov whistleblowing on Gazprom; cases against bloggers double; U.S. ambassador steps down; Syria opposition calls on Kremlin to restrain Assad; TNK lawsuit. President Vladimir Putin began his visit to Sochi by cuddling a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 17, 2014

TODAY: U.S. lawmakers to expand Magnitsky Act worldwide; Kremlin’s rights council wants activists to be limited; Putin promises no ideology, no discrimination; Kozak denies misuse of Sochi funds; no prison for mayor who murdered journalist; Bolotnaya Square prisoner released; Microsoft will grant access to Skype data. In what they are calling ‘a major human rights […]

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 […]