RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 22, 2016

TODAY: Duma wants National Guard to be given crowd-shooting powers; Russia attempting to rebuild reputation ahead of Summer Olympics; Pamfilova says she will resign if election is not fair; Karelia moving towards reinstatement of mayoral elections; process to bring Savchenko home begins; Russian cyber hacker sentenced in US; Ukraine bans Russian films.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 21, 2016

TODAY: Dutch court overturns $50bn Yukos payment order in victory for Kremlin; NATO and Russia reaffirm their mutual loathing; CEC votes to overturn disputed Barvikha early voting results; blogger charged with inciting hatred; case opened against Pavlensky; Kudrin to draw up new economic program; deputy Culture Minister in asset freeze.

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 – April 11, 2016

TODAY: Ukrainian prisoner exchange possible, says Justice Ministry; why Putin has plans for a personal army; Nashi offshoot group Stopkham falls out of Kremlin’s favor; Moscow will continue arms sales to both sides in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; NATO-Russia council to reconvene; VEB facing mounting debt; budget also to blame for inflation, argues Central Bank Governor; Sports Minister […]

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 24, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov says Europe cannot combat terrorism if playing games; Russia has no intentions to cut ties with EU, despite sanctions; Moscow police increase security measures in Brussels aftermath; Savchenko negotiations begin as pilot threatens another hunger strike; Medvedev says economy adjusting to new low price and will benefit from weaker ruble; meldonium scandal moves […]

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 7, 2016

TODAY: Yavlinsky says he will be next President; Putin’s approval ratings analysed and carefully monitored; Russians approve of Syria campaign, as explained by state television; Putin in Syria peace conference with EU leaders; ruble gains against dollar on oil price rise; Gazprom looking to bypass Ukraine; Georgia doesn’t want Gazprom’s gas; toddler murder sparks outrage  […]

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

TODAY: US extends Russia sanctions until 2017; Gazprom gets €2bn loan from China bank; Putin may appoint rights commissioner to replace election overseer Vladimir Churov; Putin’s public support at highest level in four years; Vkontakte wins case against Warner Music.