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

TODAY: Ukraine suspends pre-payments for gas deliveries; Gazprom ready to exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions of Ukraine; Kiev starts pulling back heavy weapons from frontline; Khodorkovsky calls Putin a ‘naked king’; ruble having its best month since the 90s.

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

TODAY: Putin accuses Kiev of gas war ‘genocide'; action on Ukraine’s gas debts undecided; Kiev believes that truce may be holding; Lavrov concurs; observers ponder further potential flash points in Ukraine; Cyprus and Russia agree on port usage; temporary price freeze on certain food stuffs; Arkhangelsk gay rights rally banned; Russia plans ISS exit. 

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

TODAY: Rebels continue to violate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine; OSCE calls for stronger measures to help it observe fighting; Kerry says Russia is lying about troops and weapons; U.K. sending military to train Ukrainian solders; Russia threatening a new gas crisis over Ukraine pay dispute; OSCE and Amnesty slam abuse of media freedom.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 24, 2015

TODAY: Putin makes equivocal statements about war with Ukraine, tells Kiev to focus on restoring the economy; Poroshenko wants Crimea back; Estonia, Moldova and Lithuania all pressured by Ukraine conflict; Russia and U.S. clash at U.N. Security Council meeting; patriotism to inspire investment? Russia offers missile deal to Iran. 

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

TODAY: Secure state jobs could be lost to budget cuts; Kudrin baffled over ratings downgrade; E.U. to ‘reframe’ energy relations with Russia and help Kiev wean off of dependence; British MPs want increased military spending to address Russia threat; suspects in Kharkiv bomb trained in Russia; Kerry blasts brazen Russia; 35,000-strong anti-Maidan march in Moscow. […]

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

TODAY: Economic crisis far from over, warns Central Bank; Gazprom’s plummeting sales hurting budget; British Defence Secretary says Russia a ‘danger'; Ukraine ceasefire troubled but holding; Vladivostock ditches direct mayoral elections; Alexei Navalny sentenced to 15 days in jail.

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

TODAY: Lavrov says ceasefire generally holding, E.U. says it has been violated, but will take no action; U.S. will hold off on decision about sending weapons to Ukraine; Gazprom accused of abusing European market position; Russians mistrust Western sources online; new Pussy Riot video released; Navalny website ban upheld; FSB head traveling to U.S.; Musayev charges dropped.

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

TODAY: Minsk agreement already violated; Moscow and Kiev both fail to meet weapons pullback deadline; Putin says eastern Ukraine violence has decreased; Germany to update security strategy to take Russia into account; Navalny suspended sentence upheld; Russian feminism; Canada slaps sanctions on Rosneft.

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

TODAY: Putin in Hungary with promise of nuclear power deal; Russia to respond to new E.U. sanctions, MI6 head says piling the pressure on Russia is dangerous; Russia is U.S. number one enemy; Rosneft publishes top execs aggregate earnings; Sistema awarded $1bn; treason detainment ruled unlawful; what happened to Crimea?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 16, 2015

TODAY: Ceasefire ‘generally’ kept in Ukraine, fighting continues in isolated areas; Russia needs Ukraine gas route in order to keep its European customers; Navalny detained in subway; Kudrin, other liberals join anti-crisis meeting; Putin does not know how to implement new spending plan; Kaspersky identifies global attack; Russia and Hungary – too close for comfort?