RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 9, 2020

Today in Russia: China closes its border with Russia due to COVID-19; India and Russia announce cooperation; Oil prices surge on reports that Russia and Saudi Arabia near a deal; Phone surveillance of foreigners in Moscow;

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 8, 2020

Today in Russia: Up to half of Russian companies cut salaries after the announcement of a paid holiday; The “budget rule” may prevent the government from unleashing sufficient emergency funding during the shutdown

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 7, 2020

Today in Russia: The US designates a Russian white supremacist group a terrorist organization; COVID-19 cases rise sharply; Chechnya’s border closure sparks a rebuke from the Prime Minister; Russia resumes repatriation flights just days after announcing a complete border closure;

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 6, 2020

Today in Russia: A meeting with the Saudis to discuss their oil dispute is delayed until later this week, sending oil prices sliding; The US and Canada discuss tariffs on Saudi and Russian oil;

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 3, 2020

Today in Russia: Russia suspends international flights evacuating its nationals back home. Russia’s widely-publicized shipment of masks and ventilators to aid New York may have violated US sanctions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin open to better ties, but says its America’s move. US slams Russian plane deployment to Venezuela as escalation. Moscow reveals it sent North Korean workers home under sanctions rules. Most Russians concerned about environment. Radio Liberty pulls Putin’s chef story after pressure. Youth agency given powers to block websites. Ingushetia man […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 25, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Lawmaker welcomes a reset with Washington after Mueller report comes up empty-handed on Trump-Russia collusion. European Commission bracing for Russian election interference. Russian planes land in Caracas. HRW appeals on behalf of Yabloko party member charged over internet post. Activists gather for Lake Baikal. Verzilov gives interview after poisoning. Finance Ministry ramps […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 22, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin protests US bombers flying near its borders. Russia puts a price on its natural resources. Russia working on its sovereign Internet. Military corruption increases fourfold. Hungary to buy gas early. Russia seeks larger share of global LNG market. Two further regional governors resign. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 21, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin announces Yamal gas field development, meets with global oil heads in Moscow. Gold tycoon back under tax investigation in France. Rogozin files charges over online articles. Three regional leaders step down. Rosstat says no political reasons for changes to income data reporting. Railway bridge to China completed.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 20, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin congratulates Russians who make it onto sanctions lists. Abramovich’s Evraz stake sale reduces company risks. RT fines critical staff. Russia holding 200 political prisoners. Kazakh President Nazarbayev steps down. Years of disappointing income statistics to be recalculated.