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 […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 14, 2016

TODAY: Investigative Committee launches investigation into opposition activist; new evidence from Lesin autopsy introduces possibility of foul play; Moscow sees ‘provocations’ in meldonium ban; London embassy says Russia has no interest in Brexit verdict; UNHCR office in Moscow closing; Turkey expanding into Syria, complains Kremlin; middles classes turning to protest over economic woes? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 9, 2016

TODAY: Sponsors drop Sharapova; Sports Minister warns to expect more meldonium cases emerging, says 3-4 years needed to re-establish anti-doping, Russian weightlifter banned from Rio Olympics; EU parliament wants personal actions against Putin over Savchenko; Putin praises Russia’s women; Russia ahead of Europe in inmate deaths.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 8, 2016

TODAY: Maria Sharapova tests positive for banned substance; Serbian President defends Russian involvement in Syria, praises friendship; survey suggests Russian Muslims are not swayed by Syria campaign; Kasyanov on bid to enter opposition politics; entrepreneurs establishing companies outside of major Russian cities; world’s last remaining wild horses sent to Russian nature preserve.