RA’s Daily Russian News Blast – April 20, 2018

TODAY: Lavrov considering supplying air defense missiles to Syria; Washington castigates Moscow for attempt to remove traces of chemical weapons attack; can the Kremlin really stop Telegram? Sberbank and VTB poised to make major Croatian investment; Rosneft’s strategic investment in Iraqi Kurdistan. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who remains confident that there will be no armed […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 19, 2018

TODAY: Telegram ban doesn’t dent app’s popularity, Kremlin says Facebook could be next; Putin seeks better relations with US, industry battles sanctions and Duma prepares retaliation; RT facing 7 investigations in the UK over Skripal coverage; state television still most popular source of Russian news.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 18, 2018

TODAY: Roskomnadzor blocks Google and Amazon to effect ban on Telegram messaging app, Durov vows to find ways around the ban; Russia vetoes latest UN Syria resolution; Kremlin denies allegations of global cyber attack; entrepreneur accused of embezzlement found dead in prison; Prosecutor General attempting to prevent rallies; investors clearing “oligarch risk”; Rybka facing new charges […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 17, 2018

TODAY: Kremlin denies blocking Syria access to OPCW; Lavrov continues to deny chemical weapons attack allegations; US and UK warn of global Russian cyber-hack affecting business and private users; Telegram ban begins to come into force; Central Bank will not intervene with ruble; activism very unpopular in Russia, poll finds. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 16, 2018

TODAY: Putin warns against further Western strikes in Syria; US plans to announce yet more sanctions today as Duma considers retaliatory measures; Navalny calls for Putin inauguration protests; investigative journalists dies falling from window; Durov defies Telegram app banning; landfill protests held across Moscow; Corbyn calls for Skripal proof. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 13, 2018

TODAY: UN Ambassador for Moscow says cannot exclude possibility of war; UK and US agree to work together on chemical attack response; CIA head vows pushback against Putin; new law will block websites that publish negative information about public figures; Sechin finally in court for Bashneft case; oligarchs lose $7.5bn this week on sanctions; Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 12, 2018

TODAY: Kremlin responds to Trump Twitter threat, Putin staying positive; CIA head says soft Russia policy over; NRA received donations from Russians; Sberbank and Rusal hit hard by sanctions, Medvedev considers response; activists arrested for protesting Slutsky harassment outside Duma; Ilya Yashin to run for Moscow Mayor; Yulia Skripal denies Russian embassy offer of help.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 11, 2018

TODAY: UN meeting fails to win Syria resolution, US and Russia tensions still high; Merkel demands clarity for Ukraine on Nord Stream; Potanin says new sanctions like a trade war, Kremlin shrugs them off; Russians want nuclear power, survey says; Facebook in “arms war” with Russia, says Zuckerberg. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 10, 2018

TODAY: New US sanctions shave $12bn off oligarch wealth, slam ruble and company values; Medvedev orders working group for retaliation; Russia and US warning each other over Syria; Chaika demands $8.4bn stolen by criminals harboured by the UK, from the UK; #MeToo but not in Russia.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 9, 2018

TODAY: Trump denounces Russia and UN members raise alarm after reports of chemical attack in Syria; US issues tough new anti-Russia sanctions targeting individuals and companies; 2016 election hack apparently not by Russia; hundreds of hotels fined in advance of World Cup; Putin fires 11 high-level officials; Lavrov denies latest Skripal claims.