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

TODAY: Two-thirds of Russians blame Putin for corruption epidemic; Kremlin news organ says West hyped protests; Navalny’s ACF speaks out against detentions and current occupation of its offices; Putin and his Iranian counterpart close meetings, commit to nuclear energy; EU court upholds Rosneft sanctions; Kremlin breaks Arctic protection pledge; university lecturers attempt to put students […]

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

TODAY: Iranian leader visits with Medvedev, heralding expanded energy ties; Navalny fined and jailed for organising mass protest; Medvedev holidays whilst Russians rally against him; Lavrov dismisses Western condemnation of mass arrests, Pekov says Kremlin supports people’s rights to protest within the law; protests five years on from Bolotnaya Square rally show much higher number […]

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

TODAY: Hundreds aggressively detained as thousands gather across Russia in protest against corruption and President Vladimir Putin’s regime, Navalny and 16 of his colleagues among those held by police; Voronenkov’s killer identified by Ukraine as a Russian agent; Foreign Ministry disappointed with extended US sanctions; Kremlin may halve current number of “foreign agents”; Putin meets […]

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

TODAY: Former Duma lawmaker and witness in Yanukovich treason trial gunned down in Kiev, prompting accusations of Russian state terror; Kremlin refuses Ukraine’s offer to beam in its Eurovision entry by satellite; police warn citizens against taking part in Navalny’s rally; Russia favourite Le Pen to visit Moscow; Lavrov says willing to discuss nuclear arms […]

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

TODAY: Nabiullina to be nominated for second term at helm of Central Bank; Nord Stream 2 not designed to harm anyone, says Putin; Kremlin’s iron ladies keep feminism at bay; Navalny says rally will go ahead despite lack of approval from authorities; US general calls for ramping up nuclear stockpiles as Russia deterrent; lecturer fired […]

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

TODAY: Magnitsky family’s lawyer in hospital after a fall, one day before court appearance; university student alleges he was beaten and detained for carrying a Ukrainian flag; Deutsche Bank reportedly heavily involved in Global Laundromat; Russian money laundering investigations in the UK hampered by poor diplomatic ties; ruble continues to be overvalued, says Siluanov; Russia […]

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

TODAY: Guardian unveils details of massive, global money-laundering scheme linked to the Kremlin; FBI announces formal investigation into Russia-Trump pre-election ties; investigation launched into death of Roscosmos official; site of Nemtsov shrine to be closed off for the summer for “bridge repair”; Navalny doused with green paint on campaign trail; European University at St. Petersburg […]

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

TODAY: Peskov, PM, and residents praise Putin on anniversary of Crimea annexation; Medvedev has the flu, for real; Russians dream of Putin; Siberian environmental protection losing to oil excavation; LGBT protest planned for Svetogorsk mayor; cathedral’s transfer to Orthodox Church protested in St. Petersburg; Navalny not permitted to hold anticorruption rally in Moscow; Roscosmos official […]

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

TODAY: RT launches fact checking website to spot fake news; Russia’s relationship with WikiLeaks is not so simple; state television mocks NATO’s analysis of Russian comedy; PDVSA offers joint venture stake to Rosneft; Russia can’t afford deep involvement in Libya; Ukraine sanctions will hit VTB, but also possibly its own economy; Kremlin denies US hacking […]

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

TODAY: US charges Russian officials with hacking; violence in Libya draws spotlight on Russian influence; first feminist festival held in Moscow; Kiev imposes sanctions on subsidiaries of Russian banks; Belarus strains Russia ties with Eurasian Economic Union spat; head of Crimea calls for reinstatement of monarchy; pardoned Sevastidi praises Putin.