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 10, 2015

TODAY: Turkey accuses Russia of attempting ethnic cleansing in Syria; Rosatom stops work on Turkish nuclear plant; Moscow denies activation of new bases in Syria; new law would allow Russia to flout rulings made by the ECHR; Khodorkovsky sees Yukos as motivation; Kremlin offers some response to Chaika accusations; U.N. reports entry of weapons into […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 8, 2015

TODAY: Harassment of independent TV channel Dozhd resumes; documentary alleging corruption in Prosecutor General’s circle proves popular; Khodorkovsky called in for questioning; anti-Kremlin activist to spend three years in jail; Russia requests closed door discussion with UN Security Council on Turkey; plans to raise legal smoking age; Putin pledges cooperation on climate change.

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

TODAY: Russia introduces economic measures against Turkey in retaliation for SU-24; energy and agriculture sectors to be affected; war of words continues on both sides; Putin meets with Hollande and agrees on the necessity of targeting Daesh alone in Syria; Gudkov vows action against NTV; Khodorkovsky discusses prospect of a Putin-free regime. 

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

TODAY: War of words continues between Ankara and Moscow over jet downing; advanced air-to-surface missiles deployed to Syria; Lavrov asserts however that war with Turkey is not an option; Ukraine claims ceasing of gas imports from Russia was its decision; bans Russian airlines transit flights; Poland still seeking answers on Smolensk air disaster; Yeltsin remembered […]

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

TODAY: Putin accuses Ankara of ‘stab in the back’ over downing of SU-24; Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey; warship deployed to Mediterranean to offer Russian forces greater security; Russian President vows ‘serious consequences’ but analysts suggest they will not be military; St Petersburg journalist attacked; NGO resolution in UN pointed towards Russia; Gazprom halts gas […]

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

TODAY: Russian fighter jet shot down near Turkey’s border; Kremlin asserts it was over Syrian territory despite conflicting reports from Ankara; Putin and Khamenei close ranks over distrustful Washington in meeting in Tehran; trade ties bolstered; activists detained over Ukraine flag stunt; Moscow mulls retaliatory measures against Kiev for Crimea power line sabotage; Union for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 3, 2015

TODAY: Putin criticised by some for late response to airline disaster; investigators indicate explosion likely cause; intensive air strikes in Syria are damaging historical sites in Palmyra, monitors warn; anti-corruption measures cannot be imposed on other countries, says Ivanov; recent rulings may deter IT firms from investing in Russia; new ways of thinking about Putin’s leadership […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 30, 2015

TODAY: Washington accuses Russia of damaging civilian infrastructure in Syria air raids; Kremlin opposes ‘barrel bomb’ resolution; Communist Party would make coming out illegal; Putin proposes new youth organisation; documents seized at Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature; Russian stake in Euronews frozen in Yukos damages ruling; Moscow thwarts plans for Antarctic sanctuary; Internet freedoms in […]