RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 28, 2017

TODAY: US Senate votes for extended Russia sanctions, Trump still has yet to sign, Putin denounces the vote and promises retaliation; Putin promises cooperation on Finland visit, reassures over China military drill; Russia extends Syrian air base lease for 49 years; Russia attempted to use Facebook to spy on Macron during election campaign; Nureyev ballet […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 27, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin will not officially respond to new US sanctions until they are official, but Duma members are slamming them; Germany especially concerned about effects on itself and EU more broadly; EU to introduce new Russia sanctions over Siemens turbines; Navalny’s chief of staff charged over poster images; Bolotnaya Square protester released 5 years later; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 26, 2017

TODAY: US votes to extend existing anti-Russia sanctions; 16,000 tons of food destroyed under tit-for-tat sanctions; Finance Ministry estimates Russia committed $70bn to allies; Kaspersky Lab offers free global software; Siberian police break up Navalny rally; ECHR orders compensation for Nemtsov murder accomplice; Russian athletes to compete in London under “neutral” flag.

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

TODAY: Europe concerned over new extended anti-Russia sanctions from the US; Moscow says sanctions look like an attempt to exclude it from the EU energy market; Novak dismisses Siemens scandal; Moscow teacher placed under house arrest over anonymous Internet posts; former Putin professor now a billionaire; Russia slowly expanding its borders in South Ossetia.

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

TODAY: Russia tops Google’s global Transparency Report on requests for removal of online content; hundreds gather in Moscow to protest Internet censorship; Duma passes reading that would prohibit use of virtual private networks; Nemtsov’s daughter wants his murder reclassified; Putin has not yet decided whether to remain President, amidst discussion of complete lack of alternatives; […]

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

TODAY: US fines ExxonMobil $2m for violating Russia sanctions under Tillerson, company sues in response; Putin visits veteran rights activist Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday, hints at pardon for Izmestyev; anti-corruption protester sentenced to 2.5 years; Navalny debates with nationalist; Kremlin looking to restrict use of instant messengers. 

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

TODAY: Kremlin dismisses US media reports of second Putin-Trump meeting; Lavrov says implementation of Minsk accords has nothing to do with diplomatic relations; Russia faces challenge of turning smuggled Siemens’ turbines on; oil exports to fall slightly this year, cooperation with OPEC to continue; online suicide game developer sentence, law changed to double punishment; journalist […]

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

TODAY: International arbitration ruling says Russia must pay $6m over Greenpeace ship seizure; Navalny ordered to pay $35k in damages to lumber company; Putin and Trump had second G20 meeting; City Hall to allow a rally for Internet freedom, as HRW report claims Russia has impacted free online speech in name of anti-extremism; watchdog ridiculed […]

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

TODAY: Supreme Court rejects Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal; Foreign Ministry demands return of US compounds; Danish NATO troops to receive fake news training; tens of thousands march for Tsar Nicholas; judge under fire after lavish wedding party; Navalny’s popularity not affected by anti-corruption protests; Kremlin defends Kadyrov.

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

TODAY: WWF report warns of damage from resort expansion in Crimea; Power Machines CEO detained by FSB, possibly in connection with Siemens’ turbines case; Putin bans doping athletes and coaches from receiving Kremlin money; US right-wing media not interested in Trump’s Russia scandals, says NYT.