RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2016

TODAY: Russia and Turkey trading accusations; Syria peace talks may be impossible at this point due to Russian forces’ onslaughts; Foreign Ministry to retaliate against US military expansion; EU will not lift sanctions unless Crimea is returned to Ukraine; banks tanking, officials panicking? On the controversial topic of recycling in Russia. 

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

TODAY: France and US accuse Russia of blocking Syria peace process; Russia tops Pentagon’s list of national security threats; Poroshenko says risk of war with Russia is high; Rosneft and Bashneft likely to be first privatisation candidates; United Russia instructs election candidates on how to navigate tricky questions; new Pussy Riot video mocks Prosecutor General.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 1, 2016

TODAY: OPEC-Russia deal unlikely, Saudi-Russia deal even moreso; Turkey says Russia violated its airspace again, warns retaliation if it happens again; intelligence says it is thwarting IS attempts; flu epidemic kills over 100; Peskov accuses White House of pre-presidential campaign smear; Bolotnaya Square protester released on bail.

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

TODAY: Ruble hits an all-time low, Central Bank will not intervene, says economy is stable; VTB waiting for cue on privatisation; Navalny ordered to pay compensation to Senator he accused of corruption; Peskov fails to assuage activist concerns over Chechen leader’s remarks; Kasparov on Putin threat; Putin invites European Jews to Russia; Ukraine to push […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 20, 2016

TODAY: IMF slashes growth forecasts, expects recession to last til 2017; new doctors may be required to work in state practice; more anti-gay legislation proposed in State Duma; activist added to wanted list; Kadyrov continues attack on opposition; Norway to return Russian bicycle migrants; Crimeans feeling Russia’s neglect.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 18, 2016

TODAY: Nuland and Surkov discuss Ukraine; last week’s oil drop costs $11bn in losses for asset-heavy oligarchs; Gref calls Russia a loser country, bemoans failure to diversify; economy anticipated to shrink again in 2016; driving ban to be levied for certain unpaid debts; new athletics minister; Komi ministry denies book-burning.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 5, 2016

TODAY: Navalny’s exposé of Yury Chaika blocked on YouTube; Russia offers to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia; Ukraine unfazed by Moscow’s threats to sue over debt default; Yamal gas project receives funding boost by China; head of military intelligence agency dies suddenly; eau de Putin.

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 23, 2015

TODAY: Amnesty says civilian deaths caused by Russia’s bombing raids in Syria could be considered war crimes; Turkey lambasts Russia’s ‘imperialist’ agenda; FSB warns of high terror threat during festive season; FSB officers granted more firearms powers; Putin claims he will try to normalize trade relations with partners; Khodorkovsky wanted; after more than two decades, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 18, 2015

TODAY: Putin gives annual news conference, comments on economy, Ukraine, Trump, Nemtsov, and other issues; France rejects Russia’s Yukos appeal; Khodorkovsky explains new murder charges; Navalny lawsuit thrown out; special report on Putin’s daughter’s husband.