RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 9, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov says Syria military activity suspended, sources on ground deny it; head of MI6 says Syria poses significant threat to UK and its allies; Magnitsky Act extended in US despite Kremlin-funded lobbying; Moscow psychiatric hospital closures; spotlight on Kremlin’s sale of Rosneft stake; Putin underlines importance of monitoring social media for extremism; heavy pollution […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin completes privatisation of Rosneft with Glencore and Qatar; Putin rebukes Federal Penitentiary Service; Memorial fined under foreign agents law; Khodorkovsky assets unfrozen in Ireland; joint statement calls for end of Aleppo destruction; 25th anniversary of Soviet Union collapse.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin doctrine addresses perceived cyber threats; Lavrov blames European refugee crisis on reckless actions of unnamed countries; Russians make record number of asylum applications to US; RBC appeals to BP for help in the Rosneft damages case that will likely sink it; Bashneft management to be legally scrutinised; Kadyrov will not be questioned in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 6, 2016

TODAY: EU working on laws to reduce energy dependence on Russia; PGNiG to sue EU over increased capacity for Gazprom pipeline; Navalny retrial begins; prisoner who made torture allegations is moved to different facility; video game apparently breaks ‘gay propaganda’ law; Aleppo siege presented as victory on Kremlin TV as Russia vetoes humanitarian truce; FAS […]

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

TODAY: Putin offers backhanded compliment to Trump; Russia ready to talk to US about removal of rebels from Aleppo; Japan and Russia a long way from resolving territories dispute; Orthodox head consecrates new church in Paris; Central Bank hackers steal $30m; Lukoil shareholder hasn’t ruled out sale to Rosneft.

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

TODAY: Putin emphasises domestic growth and friendliness towards the West in his annual speech, sends officials to sleep; no pause in fighting in Aleppo but Russia considers humanitarian corridors; Moscow accused of interference in Montenegro and Hungary; VTB says no privatisation whilst sanctions are in place, which, says EU, they will be for some time; […]

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

TODAY: Putin addresses nation in annual speech; stresses importance of unity; RT to receive funding boost; young technocrat named as new Economic Development Minister; an economic rather than political appointment, observers suggest; Russia daunting as a cyberpower, says Western security expert; Ukraine pledges to avoid Crimean airspace in controversial missile tests. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 30, 2016

TODAY: EU leaders say Putin should foot Syria reconstruction bill; Germany believes Russian disinformation undermines democracy; Ukraine talks end without progress; Rosneft given deadline for its share buyback proposal; Russia’s HIV numbers hitting people outside of high-risk groups.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2016

TODAY: European Parliament resolution on Russian propaganda was rejected by key members; journalists go after claims that Russia was behind pre-US election ‘fake news’; pro-NATO Montenegro will work on Russia relationship; Ulyukayev appeal rejected; Dadin prison abuse claims supported by former inmates; Trump presidency anticipation already boosting market prospects.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 28, 2016

TODAY: Putin and Gorbachev respond to Castro’s death; leaked emails show Rosneft lawyers manipulated Yukos case outcomes; Moscow Court reviewing Ulyukayev house arrest; Postal Service head accused of taking bribe; Gazprom EU exports reach new record; OPEC deal looking less likely after Saudi Arabia pulls out; Peskov’s wife under fire for concentration camp figure skating […]