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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

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 6, 2020

Today in Russia: COVID-19 new cases reach near-record; Kyrgyzstan election and protests; “The Kremlin takes on a Resurrected Navalny”; Russia faces imminent surge in bankruptcies; The “unequal triangle” between Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan – a look at the numbers

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 1, 2020

Today in Russia: Navalny accuses Putin of poisoning him, declares his intention to return to Russia, while Duma speaker says Navalny should tank Putin for saving him; Peskov accuses Navalny of working for CIA, Navalny intends to sue Peskov; What is Russia’s role in Nagorno-Karabakh dispute?; The sad story of historian Yuri Dmitriev; Moscow says 1/3 of companies’ employees should work from home as COVID-19 spikes again; 8945 new COVID-19 cases in Russia; Putin’s impenetrable quarantine bubble; Russian takes on Biden-Trump debate debacle; The ruble beholden to American elections; Russia inks another updated double taxation agreement; Lavrov on Russia-Germany relationship

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 29, 2020

Today in Russia: Putin declares ‘truly allied’ relations with Belarus; COVID-19 cases skyrocketing, but renewed lockdown is unlikely; Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting; What Russia doesn’t get about Germany; Furgal trial; Why Rosneft has failed to get off EU sanctions list and probably shot itself in the foot

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

Today in Russia: Michael Calvey’s chance at release looks dim as authorities fear embarrassment of about-face; EU to Lukashenko: “so-called president”; Lukashenko’s closed-door inauguration leads to more clashes; Russia reports highest COVID-19 spike since July; TikTok admits it deleted Russian LGBT videos at Russian government request; Prigozhin’s Central African interests also sanctioned by US; US Amb Sullivan on Navalny and critical staff shortage; Russian counterpart responds to FinCEN leak