RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin drops South Stream, looks to Turkey; NATO accuses Russia and vice-versa; Russia to up its military exercises next year; Kiev reaches truce with separatists; Moldova turns to Europe; ruble suffers worst day since 1998; Rosneft privatisation approved. President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will scrap construction of the long-awaited $22 billion South […]

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

TODAY: Merkel breaks with Putin over gay rights; Kremlin grant to Orthodox Church will fund creation of spiritual centers; Novatek lobbying in U.S. to end sanctions, Foreign Minister urges E.U. to call off sanctions; ruble hits all-time low; Russian hand suspected in Bulgarian anti-shale protests; Danone and PepsiCo targeted; book review special. A worsening anti-gay […]

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

TODAY: Polls reveal that Russians see negative foreign news as political, anticipate return to Soviet-era repressions; gas talks with Ukraine rescheduled after late-night meeting yields no deal; Germany affected by sanctions against Russia; Sechin threatens to sue Kommersant over Rosneft story, company’s profits crash; Navalny and Khodorkovsky to team up on corruption; Peskov hex. According […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 22, 2014

TODAY: Journalist detained in Slovyansk as pro-Moscow groups crack down on press; Vkontake founder ousted; Biden in Kiev; Lavrov remains critical of Ukrainian government. Crimean Tartar leader’s travel restricted; Putin puts Stalinist persecution of region to rights; gambling; foreign pilots.  Dramatic images of a blindfolded journalist have emerged in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, after pro-Russian separatists detained […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 10, 2014

TODAY: Suspected Sochi terrorist arrested in Turkey; Putin watches figure skaters take first gold; opening ceremony lauded as ‘gayest’ ever; Bitcoin crackdown; forty detained in Dozhd support rally; Galina Shirshina interview; new diplomatic row with U.S. A Ukrainian man was arrested in Turkey over the weekend after allegedly trying to hijack a flight that he […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 6, 2013

TODAY: Kasparov says will not return to Russia; Bolotnaya Square protest; Sergei Guriev speaks about events leading to his emigration; activist fined for promoting HIV awareness; Udaltsov may run for Moscow Mayor, Sobyanin steps down; foreign assets law will not deter officials; pressure on Georgia over disputed territories; Rosneft and Gazprom granted Arctic Shelf rights; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2012

TODAY: U.S. Senate passes trade bill with Magnitsky List; tax blacklist to target dodgers; journalist shot dead in North Caucasus; Kremlin’s rights council says convinced of claims against Chelyabinsk prison; Lavrov and Clinton bicker over OSCE; Russia and Turkey; Gazprom jumping the gun on South Stream? The United States Senate passed its combined human-rights-trade bill […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2012

TODAY: Putin in Turkey slams NATO missile plan; Obama urges renewal of nuclear disarmament partnership; journalist questioned over blog post; cases against opposition members continue; Abramovich to take stake in Norilsk Nickel; WTO membership to affect legal procedure; London embassy row; animator Khitruk dies. In Turkey yesterday on his first trip in two months, President […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 3, 2012

TODAY: E.U. court seeks information on Razvozzhayev case; new evidence against Udaltsov; Coryn amendment; Perepilichnyy case unsolved; religious law under review; Putin in Turkey; crude output at record high; two-day traffic jam. The European Court of Human Rights is seeking information from Russia and Ukraine regarding its criminal case against opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev.  The […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2012

TODAY: Putin protester to stay behind bars despite ailment; Kashin loses post; prison riot spurs calls for reform; Gazprom secures deal with Turkey; Russia seeking Internet control; Medvedev on bad driving, hooligans, Syria, and Pussy Riot; group refuses to cash in; Svetlana Kuritsyna. A Moscow court has refused to free Vladimir Akimenkov, a political activist […]