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

TODAY: Organiser of march to commemorate murder of Boris Nemtsov receives official warning; deputy takes to usual measures to underscore parliamentarians’ apathy; Foreign Ministry’s ‘fake news’ fight lampooned; interim UN ambassador appointed; fight goes on in Syria but Russia opposes sharing burden of refugees. 

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

TODAY: Foreign Ministry tackles ‘fake news’; Defence Ministry to work on information war too; Putin takes aim at Internet service providers; Kremlin looks to energy companies for positive spin; military theme park will build replica of Reichstag; Ildar Dadin case quashed; OSCE says ceasefire in Ukraine fragile; Russia reacts to “hawk” McMaster.

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

TODAY: Kremlin refuses to bend on Trump contact claims; new U.S. national security advisor an unfavourable choice for Russia?  Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash arrested; UK edging closer to a Magnitsky Act of its own; Russia and Libya strengthen ties in oil; Gudkov will run for Moscow mayor; Kremlin hoping to get as many voters as possible […]

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

TODAY: Russian ambassador to U.N. dies suddenly; tributes from colleagues pour in; Kremlin defends its decision to recognise passports from Ukraine’s separatist regions; decries Ukrainian peace plan; Trump media coverage in Russia downscaled, TV analysis says; German nationalist leader cosies up to United Russia; economy needs reform, says leading analyst; new film on Boris Nemtsov.

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

TODAY: Shaky ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine; positivity undermined by reports that Russia will recognise documents from rebel-held territory; Moscow behind plot to kill pro-Western leader of Montenegro, alleges new report; Senator Graham vows that Congress will punish Russia for its interference in elections; Kremlin claims to be nonplussed by lack of progress in bilateral […]

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

TODAY: Putin accuses Ukraine of undermining Minsk agreement; U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis asserts Moscow must play by international rules; Trump lambasts Russia links as ‘fake news’; Manafort’s connections to Kremlin continue to draw attention; Michael Flynn may have lied to FBI on Russia accusations, media reports; RT and Sputnik enjoying renaissance. 

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

TODAY: Russia responds angrily to U.S. suggestions that it return Crimea to Ukraine; pro-Putin nationalist group pickets media for ‘cult of Trump’ coverage; Kremlin dismisses story that Trump had contact with its intelligence all through last year as ‘fake news’, sets record straight on INF violation allegations; Karelia governor is fifth to resign in a […]

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

TODAY: White House under pressure over Trump’s Russia ties again after national security adviser Flynn dismissed, Duma officials react angrily, future U.S.-Russia ties now uncertain; Trump wants Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine; Montenegro warns pro-Russian groups against plots; U.S. says new Russian cruise missile violates treaty; Defence Ministry slams HRW for its Syria reports.

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

TODAY: French presidential candidates alleges Russian cyber attacks, Kremlin media backs Le Pen; Russians increasingly interested in tourism to Trump’s Russia; locals go after decision to donate iconic St Petersburg cathedral to the Orthodox Church; Volodin and Peskov hint at new laws to protect President; exclusive Moscow health clinic being built for exclusive use by Kremlin […]

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

TODAY: Ekho Moskvy under threat; Navalny will force Kremlin to let him run for President as Kremlin reels out its usual opposition suspects; Constitutional Court wants Dadin’s sentence reviewed; documentary on Ukrainian film maker explains the message behind his Siberian imprisonment; NATO and Russia trade propaganda; oil price drops despite OPEC cuts compliance.