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

TODAY: Putin and Saudi Prince discuss energy cooperation at World Cup; Duma deputy encourages World Cup love; Russia denies claims of heightened Black Sea presence; Medvedev proposes increase in retirement age; Navalny freed from prison, alleges World Cup refurbishments; Open Russia activists jailed in Vladivostok; Tatchell detained in Moscow; charges against Gulag historian revived; Moscow […]

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

TODAY: Putin signs almost exact same new cabinet into law, fires Internet adviser; Trump-Jong-Un dialogue proves Putin right, says Kremlin; Russia will fight back against latest NATO expansions; Soviet crime bosses own property in Dubai; World Cup festivities mark start of games, Duma deputy warns Russians against sex with foreign fans; World Cup will aid […]

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

TODAY: Foreign Ministry responds to new US sanctions; Duma seeks legal amendments that would protect state companies from sanctions; under pressure, Deripaska postpones Manafort lawsuit; Open Russia branch opening stormed by police in Vladivostok; UN Secretary-General to join Putin for World Cup; Foreign Ministry approves of Jong Un-Trump meet.

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

TODAY: US Treasury further extends sanctions against Russia; World Cup preparation is stretching police force; stadium construction benefiting the elite; Sentsov to begin hunger strike; Federal Tax Service is most expensive bureaucracy; Kremlin to blame for HIV epidemic; Kuril Islands Internet creates row with Japan; Brexiteer must show Russia links.

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

TODAY: Putin at SCO in China during G7 meeting, says latter has less clout than former; G7 calls on Russia to end hostilities, Trump says Russia’s return would be good, Russia says no thanks; demonstrators gather in Moscow to demand release of political prisoners; Putin says too early to discuss prisoner trade with Ukraine; journalist sacked […]

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

TODAY: Putin holds annual, largely scripted live Q&A; Sweden approves Nord Stream construction; World Cup hosting may allow Syria cover-ups; US will need to offer security to North Korean on nuclear weapons, Putin says; RDIF receives $1.8bn from Saudi Arabia. 

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

TODAY: Italy PM calls for end to Russia sanctions, Austria and France say progress required in Ukraine first; UK concern for Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia; Putin praises China ahead of visit; electrician sentenced for criticising Putin online; most Russians unaware of anti-Putin protests earlier this year; Central Bank expecting sanctions until 2022; Russia […]

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

TODAY: Putin in Austria pushes for end of sanctions; neither G7 nor EBRD will resume relations with Russia; US pushing NATO to shore up forces against potential Russian attack; Central Bank seeking bailout remuneration via bank owner assets; US grants En+ investor extension; Putin’s chef moves into gold prospecting; journalists condemn Sushchenko sentence; Babchenko to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 5, 2018

TODAY: Putin signs counter-terror legislation, speaks on Europe, Prigozhin, and the economy on Australian TV; Kremlin to support Promsvyazbank; Cossacks to report same-sex couples at World Cup; Ukrainian journalist sentenced for spying, others respond to “hit list”; activist flees Russia after critique of local authorities leads to fraud charges; Medvedev proving unpopular; state TV accused […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 4, 2018

TODAY: Ukraine Security Service says Babchenko sting uncovered Russian hit list; Moscow accuses SBU of trying to recruit a Russian journalist; Apple reinstates Telegram download service; far-right Austrian Chancellor pro-Russia; Rosneft butting heads with Gazprom on international markets; Oleg Deripaska mulling auto stake sales; Russia’s numbers show commitment to OPEC deal.