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

TODAY: Russian botnet accused of meddling in Germany’s elections; Facebook finds links between Fancy Bear and fake accounts dating back to June 2016; Zapad is over (relatively) quietly, defying NATO fears; Nureyev ballet to go ahead in December; Council of Europe urges Kremlin to allow Navalny to run in presidential elections; Stalin statue prompts protest; sale […]

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

TODAY: Central Bank will nationalise B&N to avoid broader collapse; Eurobond demand exceeds $4bn; Yandex evacuated after Putin visit provokes bomb scare; response war games in Poland; Naftogaz sues Gazprom for $5bn; Moscow rethinking environmental policy, but not carbon emissions; Russia to beat Saudi Arabia as China’s #1 oil supplier. 

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

TODAY: Central Bank to rescue B&N Bank; Kremlin blasts new, expert-free Committee to Investigate Russia; 1 in 5 would vote for imaginary Putin protege next year; Russia to comply with ECHR Beslan ruling; woman wins Labour Code discrimination case; Belarus tries to calm rhetoric over Zapad war games; comedian reveals censorship procedures as Culture Ministry […]

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

TODAY: Two injured as army helicopter accidentally fires rockets at passersby during Zapad exercises; one detained at protest against unveiling of Kalashnikov statue; Wikileaks releases first Kremlin-related documents; open letter protests Putin’s move to shut down mandatory indigenous language classes; policewoman put in mental institute for complaining about overtime; new US ambassador says no question […]

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

TODAY: Zapad military exercises nearing completion as Putin watches through binoculars; March 18 next year confirmed for presidential elections; US engineer sentenced for attempting to sell secrets to “Russian spy”; Stanislav Petrov died earlier this year; Moscow unveils Kalashnikov statue; Navalny volunteer given 2 years jail time.

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

TODAY: Defence Ministry denies reports that it struck US-backed forces in Syria, says it always gives advance notice of strikes; indigenous population in the Nenets district struggling to live alongside extensive oil projects; top Navalny aide claims he was beaten with a steel bar, police are investigating; vandals attack expensive new Moscow park; Matviyenko disagrees […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 15, 2017

TODAY: Journalists invited to Syria missile launch; deescalation talks apparently proceeding; who is behind the week of bomb threats? Kremlin calls “hysteria” over Zapad a “provocation”; Kaspserky to testify in front of US lawmakers over espionage claims; Ford’s Russia venture grows; Rosneft seeking out opportunities in Norway; calls emerge for banning Russia from Winter Olympics […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 14, 2017

TODAY: Zapad military exercises underway; neighbouring states rattled; thousands evacuated over hoax bomb threats; Kremlin criticises ‘hysteria’ over Nicholas II film; energy giant acknowledges difficulty of working with Russia in the wake of sanctions; Washington bans firm from using Kaspersky software.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 13, 2017

TODAY: Authorities mulls what to do with Nemtsov commemorative plaque; Golos reports on distrust and irregularities in weekend’s election; Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal on extremism; Turkey signs monumental arms deal with Russia; RT affiliate forced to register as foreign agent in US; film drawn from screen after threats from extremists. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 12, 2017

TODAY: United Democrats win symbolic victory in Moscow councils; CJP urges accountability on Latynina; new film about Tsar prompts attacks by religious fanatics; fighting against the Russian propaganda machine; Ukraine wary of Putin’s peacekeeping proposal; Gazprom in need of Naftogaz; Moscow mulling further US diplomatic expulsions; Washington alleges Russian smugglers helping North Korea in wake of […]