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

TODAY: Russian fighter jets buzz U.S. warship; Kremlin gearing up for Putin’s direct line; shortage of labor taking a toll on economy; Navalny requests FSB investigate allegations against him; Ukraine accuses Kremlin of faking documents; Lithuanian man jailed for spying; showcase Crimea bridge to be delayed; Freedom House lambastes Putin regime; Siberian coffee lovers praise […]

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 – Feb 23, 2016

TODAY: Russia guilty of war crimes in Syria, says Amnesty International; Washington and Moscow reach agreement on ceasefire plans; the Kremlin angling to increase surveillance of U.S. with new planes; Domodedovo airport owner victim of state asset grab?  Truckers across Russia commence ten day strike over Platon tax; opposition decries Kadyrov in new report.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2016

TODAY: Ceasefire a necessity in Syria, conclude all sides, but Russia disagrees on time frame; Moscow expresses dismay at NATO plans to bolster presence in eastern Europe; also unhappy with prospect of U.S missile defense system in South Korea; bulldozing of structures in Moscow likely to recommence; debt collectors resorting to violence; Sechin mulls talking […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 26, 2016

TODAY: New figures show economy contracted the most in six years in 2015; oil prices were driving factor; industrial output, real wages also decline; Putin unexpectedly lambastes Lenin; Defense Ministry denies plan for new Syria air base; Moscow looking to develop Kuril islands, risking Japan’s ire; Lukoil recommences work in Iran; company believes Russia needs […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 4, 2016

TODAY: Russia labels U.S. and NATO threats to national security in new strategy document; Ukraine plans major import ban on Russian food; Moscow to sue Kiev for debt default; Dutch prosecutors will consider claims of identifying Russian soldiers involved in MH17 crash; hog imports fall dramatically; Communication Minister’s social media account reportedly hacked by Turkish […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 17, 2015

TODAY: Putin suspends free trade zone with Ukraine; Ukraine accuses Russia of looting oil rigs, halts trade with Crimea; IMF takes Kremlin side on nature of Kiev’s debt; military commander says U.S. missile defence would be penetrated by a Russian salvo; faith in TV news dwindles; high ranking official suggests Russophobia can lead to death; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 25, 2015

TODAY: Putin accuses Ankara of ‘stab in the back’ over downing of SU-24; Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey; warship deployed to Mediterranean to offer Russian forces greater security; Russian President vows ‘serious consequences’ but analysts suggest they will not be military; St Petersburg journalist attacked; NGO resolution in UN pointed towards Russia; Gazprom halts gas […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 23, 2015

TODAY: Glasnost Defense Foundation and Human Rights Institute fall foul of NGO law; Memorial facing ongoing challenges from Justice Ministry; Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with extremism in Taganrog; state of emergency declared in Crimea over power supply sabotage; Moscow blames Ukrainian nationalists; Russia accused of killing 97 children in Syria bombings; Iran and Russia drawing closer over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 20, 2015

TODAY: State Duma and Federation Council to discuss fight against terror in rare joint meeting; Moscow claims to have hit ISIS HQ in air raids; Syria serving to draw Russia out of isolation?  Ukraine fears this means its interests will be ignored; China buys batch of fighter jets; Russia will build nuclear plant in Egypt; […]