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

TODAY: Teenager transferred to house arrest; rights group Memorial forced out of HQ; private investigation found government involvement in CAR journalist murders; Investigative Committee head jailed for bribery; Russia does not want killer robot ban; Kremlin may withdraw revenues from large companies; En+ and Rusal re-domiciling to Russia; oil industry can weather sanctions; OSCE concerned […]

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

TODAY: Mining giants experimenting with ruble-based payment schemes; Kremlin taxes mining giants already hit with US sanctions; US-Russia relations sour but Russian support for Trump continues; US to double troops in Norway near Russia border; hundreds march for teenage girls detained for extremism; decriminalisation of domestic violence deters report of incidents; Putin asks for positivity […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov warns of decline of global US dollar trade; Turkey and Russia work on their friendship; US-Russia row over Open Skies Treaty; Udaltsov jailed for pension protests; Sentsov’s mother request his pardon; ruble 10% down on the dollar since July; 2019 oil production to set records.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 14, 2018

TODAY: Kremlin wants to skip dollar in bilateral trade; no retaliatory sanctions yet ordered; Putin mining tax slashes tycoons’ wealth; environmental initiative facing heavy cuts; VKontakte announces privacy measures to protect users; Navalny volunteer granted US asylum; Russia tells US it has no chemical weapons.

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

TODAY: Russia to decrease US holdings, may abandon payments in US dollars; Russia will weather sanctions hit to ruble, say analysts; En+ Group presents sanctions relief plan to US; schoolboy prosecuted for “gay propaganda”; UN calls for prison torture crackdown; Russia, Iran and former Soviet states agree on resources division in Caspian Sea. 

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

TODAY: Officials outraged by US sanctions, Foreign Ministry vows retaliation; budget may be propped up by metals and mining; Russia and China block UN blacklist attempt; Alyokhina escapes Russia despite travel ban; Open Russia offices raided; Sentsov’s condition deteriorating; court upholds FSB’s right to Telegram encryption keys; newspaper fined for cryptocurrency ad. 

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

TODAY: US imposes sanctions over Skripal poisoning, pledges to add more; ruble at two-year low, bonds and markets slumping; World Cup workers still unpaid; Maria Alyokhina banned from leaving Russia; Yaroslavl torture video prisoner in solitary confinement; CEC will allow pension reform referendum.

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

TODAY: Navalny calls for mass demonstrations against pension reform; sanctions for Sistema? Rosneft shares at all-time high; funerals for CAR journalists; Altai resident charged over online posts; Georgia needs West’s help again Russia, says Ambassador.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 7, 2018

TODAY: Hospitals impose temporary abortion ban; Medvedev threatens conflict over Georgia accession to NATO; 26,000 tons of food imports destroyed; Gazprom suspends external borrowing; sanctions force Rusal plant closure; hacking leader released; UK to seek Russian suspects’ extradition over Novichok cases.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 6, 2018

TODAY: VAT hike signed into law; explosion at pension building amid unpopular pensions reform plans; Ryabkov speaks out against sanctions; Best Western pulls out of Crimea; Navalny compensated over fraud case; 25 detained at pro-LGBT rally; man held over meme postings; Forbes Russia folds; movie star appointed special US-Russia envoy.