RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 29, 2017

TODAY: Kushner proposed secret communications channel with Russia, says new report; Oleg Deripaska may collaborate with U.S. investigation into Trump’s Russia ties; Macron pledges he will be tough with Putin; OPEC and Russia’s production cut agreement does not have desired effect on market; Russia looking to expand renewable energy sector; first flight of the MS-21; […]

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

TODAY: Hackers attempted to leak false information about anti-Kremlin critics last year in a broad campaign; Navalny associate fined for extremism over Internet video share; blogger accused of hurting police during arrest; Siberian newspaper editor shot and killed; cultural leaders upset over filmmaker’s detention; new economic plan apparently lacks honesty; OPEC (and Russia) agrees nine […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 25, 2017

TODAY: Protester given 18-month sentence for assaulting a police officer during anti-corruption rally; Bolshoi director complains to Kremlin over detention of filmmaker; Usmanov goads Navalny with second Youtube attack; Russian intelligence was working on Trump before election? FSB implicates Telegram in terrorist communications; postal service hit by WannaCry; Sberbank reports record quarterly profits; Shoigu boasts […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 24, 2017

TODAY: Popular opposition filmmaker detained after raid on his house and prominent Moscow theatre; this season’s protesters facing threats and prosecution; Transparency International coming under official pressure again; FBK foils extravagant Rosneft napkin order; Greenpeace says Moscow demolitions could cause ecological collapse; Putin not even thinking about re-election, says Peskov; Philippines President meets with Putin, […]

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

TODAY: FAS uncovers price-fixing cartel similar to the one exposed by Anti-Corruption Fund last week; investigators detain money laundering syndicate; cyber security report exposes last year’s massive Russian smartphone hack; a quarter of Russians have witnessed police brutality firsthand; Russia facing ban from next year’s Paralympics; Turkey and Russia agree on lifting trade restrictions; US […]

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

TODAY: Navalny’s ACF publishes new exposé on Putin associate’s alleged cartel; Usmanov’s feud with Navalny only helps the latter’s campaign, observers say; Duma accuse US media of election interference; Russia and Saudi Arabia unite over oil production; Russia appeals to WTO over Ukraine’s sanctions; IMF predicts Russia recovery this year; National Guard to train specialists […]

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

TODAY: Ferry begins route between Russia and North Korea; Putin has first call with Macron; Sechin says Russia needs to extend Saudi cooperation beyond OPEC; Russia threatens Canada with retaliation after it adopts own version of the Magnitsky Act; Usmanov posts critical video for Navalny; anti-corruption activist jailed for officer assault during March protests; WADA […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 18, 2017

TODAY: EU files information request with Ukraine over Russian website ban, Kremlin denies grounds on which the ban was imposed; Putin confounds the West by offering to share records of Trump meeting; Navalny election campaign opening postponed again; gay rights flash mob in St Petersburg; economy near stagnation but out of recession; pop star paid […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 17, 2017

TODAY: State journalist Pozner questions legality of atheism; Kremlin to set up new council on “cultural extremism”; Telegram refuses to hand over data to the state; Moscow pro-demolition activists are sponsored by the state? Ukraine imposes sanctions on search engine Yandex; Kiev dismisses Gazprom appeal against $6.4bn fine; Trump says has right to share info […]

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

TODAY: Putin says cannot yet say whether he will seek reelection next year, blames cyberattack on US, endorses OPEC cuts extension; Prosecutor General refuses to investigate Medvedev corruption claims; Navalny’s protest fine upheld; Trump allegedly revealed classified information to Russian officials during last visit; competition in Russian industry at a three-year low.