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

TODAY: Kremlin calls Olympics ban ‘rights abuse’; E.U. beginning to experience divisions over Russia policy?  Nemtsov murder case closed; investigators suggest money its motivation; communications records to be stored for longer under new anti-terror measures; real income plunged in May; investigation underway into death of 13 children at lake.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2016

TODAY: St Petersburg Economic Forum begins with high profile participation from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; latter asserts need for Western cooperation with Moscow; Sarkozy suggests Russia should lift its sanctions before E.U.; Kudrin fears for economy without diversification; colossal icebreaker unveiled; Ukrainian Orthodox Church seeks independence from Moscow; gay club stormed by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 3, 2016

TODAY: United Russia’s new slogan’s acronym spells out Putin’s initials; Gorbachev as the anti-Putin; poll reveals Russia’s top three perceived enemies; FT discusses Moscow and Brexit; NATO not seeking confrontation with Russia; Navalny’s brother seeking parole; Evraz workers strikes threaten production; mayor asks rock band not to swear during concert. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 16, 2016

TODAY: Navalny detained, questioned about Islamic State at Krasnodar border; major independent media holding loses senior managers following state pressure; Pamfilova says she is proof that next elections will be fair; Eurovision defeat to Ukraine staggers Russia, with authorities claiming conspiracy; Mutko apologises for doping violations, pleads to be allowed to compete at Rio Olympics; […]

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.