RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 21, 2015

TODAY: Golos finds electoral funding violations on part of United Russia; worker for the watchdog attacked; hopes to usher in limited media access for ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; defence deals with Iran, Pakistan; Russia and China launch huge military exercises; Yakunin replacement announced; Forbes rich list shows Baturina holding, Rotenbergs less so; plans afoot to harshen penalties for food smuggling. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2015

TODAY: LGBT activist attacked in Moscow; police swoop in on contraband cheese making operation; hotline established for denouncing smugglers; unemployment rising; Estonian officer jailed for spying; new radar systems in Arctic Circle; shaman’s last stand against Surgutneftegaz; art world remains rattled by God’s Will attack on Moscow exhibition; Putin enjoys Crimean submarine. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 11, 2015

TODAY: Economy takes turn for the worse as second quarter data shows dramatic decline; Putin attempts to stave off ruble worries; Maria Zakharova becomes first female Foreign Ministry spokesman; Moscow asserts Washington must abandon military defence plans in Europe; Duma mulling bill to reduce penalties for corruption in military; translators concerned by dearth of patriotism […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 10, 2015

TODAY: Opposition activists in Siberia end hunger strike; Western journalists find their work unknowingly republished in Russia; Moscow suspected of organising cyber attack on U.S. military; Iranian general’s controversial trip to Moscow; Russia introduces law on seizing foreign assets; museum looking to warm strained ties with Europe. At the behest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 4, 2015

TODAY: IMF warns sanctions will take 9% off Russia’s GDP; ruble tumbles again; exiled Ukrainian politicians form committee to save Ukraine in Russia; Sweden expels Russian diplomat; Lavrov meets Hamas leader; Orthodox Church in rare defeat.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 27, 2015

TODAY: Putin accuses Washington of abetting terrorists in new documentary; sees Crimea seizure as historically justified; ‘fortress mentality’ emerging in eastern Europe; Night Wolves denied entry to Poland; Arctic Council meeting unaffected by politics; another twerking video offends authorities; the perils of being a ‘foreign agent’.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2015

TODAY: Security Council says U.S. strategy ‘anti-Russian’, says U.S. fomenting a Russian revolution; Russia will arm Mexico if U.S. arms Ukraine; ruble value panic subsiding; Ponomarev says he is being pressured not to return home; Sakhalin governor sacked; UTair plane avoids crash; crisis moonshine. The Kremlin’s Security Council says that the new U.S. national security […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 10, 2015

TODAY: E.U. extension of sanctions postponed as leaders gear up for Ukraine peace talks; Obama says U.S. has not ruled out weapons for Kiev; Moscow would see weapons aid as declaration of war; TV-2 taken off air; Nabiullina interview; Putin visits Cairo; Cyprus denies leasing military bases to Russia.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 6, 2015

TODAY: Putin’s surprise Ukraine peace plan excludes U.S. and U.K.; think tank says Putin has autism, moves like a reptile; vital suburban train routes restored; Duma bill gives ‘foreign agents’ a chance to lose their label; home of Golos head ransacked; Moscow Times hacked; inflation at 15%. Milonov fights back.

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

TODAY: Interest rate hike fails to save the troubled ruble; ‘Black Tuesday’ still not as bad as 1998, say some; blame game commences. Obama likely to sign new sanctions into law; ECHR rejects Russian appeal on Yukos; suspicious death of Kremlin-critical German deputy; Russian director and activist honoured with freedom of speech award. It seems […]