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

TODAY: Putin speaks at Valdai forum on nuclear weapons, Khashoggi, and Kerch shooting; state banks may get dividend reprieve to boost capital; more companies making no-dollar deals; sanctions spur China shipyard row; Navalny responds to National Guard duel challenge, proposing a live debate.

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

TODAY: Terrorist scare sparks National Guard callout after 20 killed at Kerch school as student opens fire; Crimean deputy detained for corruption; US sanctions slam Russian tech, leave oligarch wealth intact; Lavrov says Bellingcat is spy front; millions of Russian troll Tweets revealed; Italy opposes Russia sanctions in EU but won’t veto. 

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

TODAY: Russia’s push for influence in CAR includes 19 military deals; Kremlin to change constitution? WEF index shows Russia climbing as competitive economy, projects 1.7% growth; Syria and Egypt looking at passenger flights to Russia; Kremlin no longer capping oil output; Ingushetia protests continue; EU anticipates Russian meddling in vote next Spring. 

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

TODAY: Russian Orthodox Church announces split from Constantinople; tolerance for corruption increased under Putin; Navalny summoned by police immediately after jail release; Amnesty researcher abducted in Ingushetia; Italy seeks Russia sanctions reprieve in EU; Total pushing ahead with Russian oil ambitions; Putin awards civil servants in footballer attack.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 15, 2018

TODAY: Navalny released from prison; Roscosmos failed to report Soyuz mission failure; Communist candidate blocked by opposition in Siberia; labour chief fired over pension comments; Orthodox leaders meet in Minsk to discuss Ukraine split; Trump on Putin as an assassin; former Armenian President and Putin ally returning to politics.

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

TODAY: Kudrin think tank says widespread protests increasingly likely; Russia says it hopes US will understand, after Soyuz space makes emergency landing, prompting criminal investigation; Kremlin opposes Ukraine moves for Orthodox independence; Russian ambassador to OSCE claims Kiev whipping up anti-Russian hysteria ahead of vote; footballers jailed in pre-trial detention for two months for assault.

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

TODAY: Kudrin warns further sanctions could trigger recession; Russian businesses are insulating themselves, says FT; repatriation of assets part of Putin’s plan? Russia scores low in Oxfam poverty index; Slutsky recommends freezing Council of Europe membership; Putin consoles MMA fighter; Jehovah’s Witnesses detained for extremism; FOREX fraud scheme uncovered; police investigator assassinated; UK source Bellingcat, […]

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

TODAY: Council of Europe delays Russia voting rights restoration; various perspectives on Russia and Europe; Ukraine power imbalance could cause religious war; US and Russia discuss nuclear treaties in Geneva; Kremlin promises supportive measures for investment; Nord Stream to go ahead whether or not it is sanctioned; Gazprom to resume imports from Turkmenistan; Skripal suspect […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov says Russians accused of OPCW hack were on a routine trip; further information uncovered about Skripal suspects; Putin’s trust ratings fall to pre-Crimea-annexation levels; remembering Anna Politkovskaya; Titiev awarded human rights prize; Ukraine launches air force exercises with NATO; Russia plotting a Jong-un visit.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 8, 2018

TODAY: United Russia support at 10-year-low; Russia accuses US of deadly drugs tests in Georgia; India signs $5bn missile deal; pro-Russia party wins in Latvia; Ingushetia protests continue; activists detained over Putin birthday banner.