RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 28, 2017

TODAY: Major global cyber attack hits Russian companies including Rosneft and Evraz; Moscow calls for resumption of NATO-Russia Council dialogue; WADA grants permission to RUSADA to test again; Nemstov trial verdict expected today; US lawmakers speak out against Chechnya’s treatment of gay men.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 27, 2017

TODAY: Telegram comes under more pressure from FSB, founder explains how the nature of encryption means the company cannot comply with government demands; EU nations back proposal to negotiate over Nord Stream 2; Kremlin denies Kislyak is coming home; Russia sold three-year-high of debt this year; Rosneft suit leads to Sistema share freeze; governments back […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 26, 2017

TODAY: CEC formally bars Navalny from presidential running; United Russia not to directly quote Putin during campaign; Telegram app faces blocking over Durov’s refusal to share user information; spotlight on VEB bank; FSB accuses Western media of campaigning against Moscow.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 23, 2017

TODAY: EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions; Foreign Ministry working on retaliatory sanctions against US; further sanctions could be issued by the IOC for past doping; Moscow City Hall found to have awarded $67m in illegal contracts; Google blocked by Roskomnadzor; Rosneft’s Essar Oil takeover given green light; Navalny election campaign head sentenced; Kremlin warns […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 22, 2017

TODAY: Russia-US relationship faltering amid near-misses, snubs, and sanctions; Russia dismisses US’ Ukraine statement; Defence Ministry building 20 new units in the West to combat NATO; Rosneft is in Venezuela to stay; Brazilian President has positive meeting with Putin; Nord Stream 2 is purely commercial, says Putin. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 21, 2017

TODAY: ECHR rules against “gay propaganda” law, Kremlin will consider; will Nord Stream 2 weaken Europe? Putin suggests Rosneft pay 50% of income in dividends; foreign investors buying up Russian sovereign debt; poll says Russians dislike Putin’s economics; oil price much more impacting on Russian economy than sanctions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 20, 2017

TODAY: EU extends Crimea sanctions, expected to do the same for Russia; Syria plane downed by US, Russia vows to treat coalition aircraft as targets; Kremlin having trouble keeping up with the tech-savvy new world? Russia signs $2.5bn deal with China Railway Group; foreign investors buying up Russian Eurobonds; Putin blames West for criticism of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 19, 2017

TODAY: Prokhorov sells his stake in RBC Holdings after series of Kremlin exposés; Rosneft discovers its first oil in the Arctic; Putin honours former German Chancellor by saying that Russia and Europe are ready to unite, makes ominous comments about Ukraine.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 16, 2017

TODAY: Putin Q&A dominates news but gives little concrete information, mostly confined to problem-solving, some challenging questions posted but not addressed; Navalny party members flee to Ukraine seeking political asylum; Dadin fined after involvement in protest; no racism at 2018 World Cup? Gazprom tax hike could bring extra $500m.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2017

TODAY: Moscow demolition plan approved, residents arrested at protest; demographic data in decline; Russians worry about low wages; Rosneft planning $8.4bn investment in offshore energy; dozens sentenced to jail time for protesting in St Petersburg; US Senate votes in favour of anti-Russia sanctions; Navalny has no hope of running for President, says Pamfilova.