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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 15, 2021

Today in Russia: Prosecutor wants 6-year suspended sentence for Calvey; Election monitor decries new restrictions on live polling feeds; Proekt and more declared undesirable foreign agents; Russian swimmers suspended from Tokyo games over doping allegations; Get out, stay out of Central Asia, Russia tells US post-Afghanistan on post-Afghanistan presence in the region; Biden and Merkel to discuss Nord Stream 2

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 13, 2021

Today in Russia: US-Russia climate cooperation; Record mortality levels reported; Russians want foreign vaccines, but apparently only Chinese producers applied for approval so far; Moldova goes pro-EU; Putin’s Ukrainian history lesson; Oil and the Russian economy – Rosstat takes a look

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 7, 2021

Today in Russia: USA to Russia: the Black Sea is for everybody; Biden’s Russian hacking ‘moment or reckoning’; 19 bodies found from Kamchatka plane crash; Russia ready to activate Tajik military base as spillover from Afghanistan looms; American lawyer detained in Russia; Labor shortage in Moscow hurts construction industry

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 30, 2021

Today in Russia: Putin’s marathon Q+A (yes, it’s that time of year again); Putin receives Nazarbayev; Safronov jail sentence extended to October; No more US visas in Moscow from Aug 1; Khodorkovsky Foundation named undesirable organization

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 29, 2021

Today in Russia: Germany and the Czech Republic ban Russia travel; Neutral athletes for Tokyo Olympics approved; More Crimea military maneuvers; Russian jet buzzed Dutch warship, say Dutch; Pilot banks for digital ruble; Minsk to Nur Sultan: oil please.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 24, 2021

Today in Russia: Military helicopter crash kills 3; Amb Sullivan back in Moscow; Where’s Medvedev? Humiliation!; Minsk survives EU sanctions, so far; Metals export duties to be imposed starting August 1

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 23, 2021

Today in Russia: Russia-UK naval encounter; Ban on Navalny groups clarified by Moscow City Court; Putin invites Kadyrov to run again in Chechen elections; Moscow region hotels to restrict non-vaccinated guests; Europe’s winter gas supply may depend on Russia

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 21, 2021

Today in Russia: New US sanctions connected to Navalny; Belarus might face “Venezuela sanctions” as EU looks to hit Minsk where it hurts; Blowout in Armenian elections; Looming COVID-19 disaster, vaccine mandates, and vaccine skeptics

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2021

Today in Russia: “Overcoming mistrust” the name of the game at Biden-Putin meeting; US and Russian ambassadors will return to their posts; Sputnik V’s EU approval delayed; You can have Navalny back when you admit he’s a spy! Mandatory vaccination coming to some corners of Russia (nevermind what Peskov said); Prigozhin’s next target: Mediazona and its editor, prospective foreign agent; All overseas bank transfers to be verified

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2021

oday in Russia: Biden-Putin meeting – don’t expect any breakthroughs; Dozhd banned from Kremlin press pool for Navalny protest coverage; Corona back with a vengeance; Kremlin unhappy with vaccination progress; Central Bank governor says banking secrecy should not be turned into a “sieve”; Mordashov to heed Putin’s call for more corporate help for state spending; Biden frets about “best friends” Xi and Putin working together;