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

TODAY: Couple detained in Moscow after attempting to leave tribute to Orlando massacre victims; Kremlin announces Syria cease-fire hot on Washington’s warnings; Defense Ministry accuses NATO of fanning hysteria; Chaika invested with another five years as Prosecutor General; Golos finds violations in May primaries; Kremlin masking extent of wildfires, says Greenpeace.

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 23, 2016

TODAY: Compensation claim filed against Putin over MH17 crash; Russian woman granted asylum in Lithuania after breaking protest laws; economy out of recession for six months now, says economy minister; Syria seeking more Russian rebuilding support; United Russia holds advance voting with 9m turnout; Russia to fund additional drugs testing.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 2, 2016

TODAY: Putin overhauls government power structure in advance of elections; tens of thousands mark May Day with pro-Kremlin march; NATO says US needs to put more intelligence on Russia; former construction company director jailed for fraud; Kudrin appointed to presidential economic council; China lending $12bn for Arctic LNG.

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 – Feb 25, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry discuss Syrian ceasefire arrangements; some say deal will benefit Moscow to US detriment; Putin getting involved in diplomatic peace process; Turkey accuses Russia of entering its airspace again; UK investigation names Russian soldiers in MH17 crash; human rights organisations in Russia need Western funding more than ever; automatic rifles gift to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 8, 2016

TODAY: United Russia holds party congress on appeasing voters; Finance Ministry seeking a eurobond for the first time in 3 years; over half of Russians are pessimistic about economy; Krill to meet with Pope; Kerry says Russia is going to agree to a ceasefire in Syria; is the Kremlin ready for a truce in Ukraine […]

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 – Aug 21, 2015

TODAY: Golos finds electoral funding violations on part of United Russia; worker for the watchdog attacked; hopes to usher in limited media access for ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; defence deals with Iran, Pakistan; Russia and China launch huge military exercises; Yakunin replacement announced; Forbes rich list shows Baturina holding, Rotenbergs less so; plans afoot to harshen penalties for food smuggling. 

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

TODAY: MacArthur Foundation exits Russia under pressure; Chubais colleagues flee Russia; Medvedev to lead United Russia again; Russia better off with Greece part of E.U?; Rosneft requests end of Gazprom export monopoly; recession could extend into 2016; single-industry towns in danger.