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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 24, 2020

Today in Russia: “Look, Blinken!” Kommersant looks at Biden’s foreign policy team; Putin’s not going anywhere; The “most critical” regions with COVID-19; Russia sets yet another daily death record; Space chief Rogozin’s thin skin; Russian peacekeeper injured in Nagorno-Karabakh

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 19, 2020

Today in Russia: Russia’s big new role in the Caucasus: Risks, early signs of trouble, and Putin’s big Q+A; Russia to build Sudan naval base; Another governor arrested; Putin’s immunity for life

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 17, 2020

Today in Russia: Mutating coronavirus found in Siberia; US passes Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act; Daily record of COVID-19 deaths; Freeze-dried virus; “Sitting out is not an option:” Russian bank chiefs on dealing with COVID-19; Moldova’s first female president; Navalny sues Peskov

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 16, 2020

Today in Russia: Yet another new daily COVID-19 record; Pashinyan says he is responsible for the outcome in Nagorno-Karabakh, but also says military should quell protesters; Azerbaijan extends Armenia pull-out deadline outlined in ceasefire agreement as 18 more planes of Russian peacekeepers arrive; Moldova elections: Between East and West; Obama re Putin: “Physically unremarkable”; Kommersant on Trump’s frivolous election legal battles; Echoes of Khabarovsk: “Tomsk may be next to explode” as mayor’s arrest already sees local push-back

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 12, 2020

Today in Russia: Michael Calvey released from house arrest; Russia says its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine 92 percent effective; Russian military launches investigation into downing of helicopter in Armenia; Sberbank’s new challenge: Mail.ru squabbles; Russia says sanctions against Germany and France over Navalny are coming; Ingushetia region on brink of bankruptcy

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 10, 2020

Today in Russia: Karabakh fighting may be coming to an end with new agreement, Russian peacekeepers en-route to the region; Baku’s mea culpa; No congrats (yet) for Biden; Russian election watching; Nearly 21,000 more cases of COVID-19; “Rapid ministers” as new Duma processes enacted in line with constitutional amendments

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 3, 2020

Today in Russia: “The America we lost”; Nemtsov’s murder and unpursued leads; Lots more corona; Putin condemns Vienna attack, sends condolences to Austrian President and Chancellor; French teacher’s murder by Chechen student creates division among Russian politicians; Karabakh gets ever closer to Russia; Drug labelling system simplified; Ozon IPO to be in New York

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 21, 2020

Today in Russia: Record COVID-19 deaths reported, but Russian business lobbies for no new restrictions; Kremlin sees more conflict with the West; Russia; Kremlin accuses US of trying to overthrow pro-Russian president in Moldova; Russia hosts new talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but Armenian President says there is no diplomatic solution while Azerbaijan calls this hypocritical; United Russia’s new strategy to defeat Navalny’s candidates at the polls

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 19, 2020

Today in Russia: New COVID-19 record hit, nearly 16k new daily positives; Belarus protests march on despite police threat to open fire; Russia and Saudi Arabia continue oil diplomacy; Yandex-Tinkoff Bank deal ends in tears; EU sanctions on Russian officials for Navalny poisoning; Russia’s options range from “bad to worse” in Nagorno-Karabakh; Russian string-pulling in Kyrgyzstan – positive influence?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 7, 2020

Today in Russia: “Russia’s neighborhood in flames”; Kamchatka’s ecological catastrophe; Merkel “shying away” from actions that could really hurt Putin; Putin says Nagorno-Karabakh fighting is a “catastrophe”; Kremlin says no need for stimulus measures to support business; US and Russia agree to extend restrictions on Russian uranium imports; Pussy Riot hangs LGBTQ flags on government buildings; The state becomes Russia’s biggest wheat exporter; Ruble slump halts any rate cuts; Emerging markets face capital exodus; How Navalny’s aides got poisoning evidence out of Russia