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

TODAY: US charges 13 Russians over “troll factory” disinformation, Lavrov dismisses indictment; RIA registers as foreign agent in US; clashes at Munich Security Conference between Russia and US; Russian Olympic medallist suspected of doping.

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

TODAY: Navalny website blocked in election run-up; Instagram complies with demands to block Deripaska posts, YouTube does not; China lifts Vkontakte ban; Khodorkovsky will vote for Sobchak; Foreign Ministry admits 5 Russian deaths in Syria, though reports allege 300; Kremlin denies NotPetya accusations; Ali Feruz flees to Germany.   

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

TODAY: Russia and US clash at UN over Syria; new bill will regulate military contractors; families waiting for information about soldiers killed in Syria; Russia may be developing space weapons; Stone’s Putin documentary on hold until elections are over; Russia and Saudi Arabia ramp up energy and investment partnerships; Ponomaryov says Putin personally ordered annexation […]

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

TODAY: Russians reported killed in Syria but Kremlin denies it; Russia’s two wars in Syria; Kuril Islands build-up affecting bilateral relations with Japan; OPEC deal wins Russia $43bn; Lavrov meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister canceled over Putin lie; Germany’s Bayer sues Anti-Monopoly Service; Yekaterinburg woman ruled unfit to be a foster mother over gender issues; […]

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

TODAY: Siberian police guard Putin election billboards, activists threatened in St Petersburg; election marks the contradictions of Russian politics; OPEC says Russia vowed not to break capping deal; Bukovsky’s UK trial postponed; crash investigation continues; YouTube and Instagram threatened over Deripaska videos. 

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

TODAY: Plane crash outside Moscow kills 71; Roskomnadzor blocks Navalny’s Deripaska exposé; Muscovites use pro-Navalny graffiti to get snowbanks removed quickly; Mordashov wealth could float entire Russian budget for 2 weeks; new oligarch-funded school to open this year; OPEC deal pushing up US production; Gazprom warns Europe of shortages and price hikes. 

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

TODAY: Navalny’s latest exposé accuses Deripaska of being Trump-Kremlin mediator, raises eyebrow at Putin-focused ballot sheet; tens of thousands attend Syria-downed pilot memorial; all Olympic athletes’ appeals rejected; former Sakhalin governor given 13 years for corruption.

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

TODAY: Putin campaigning in Krasnoyarsk, rousing environmental activists and meeting with metals heads; CEC registers 6 candidates; 80% turnout currently estimated; Russia saw $15bn in 2017 weapons revenues; Russia Oslo embassy denies training neo-Nazis; Norilsk Nickel planning $4.4bn mining investment; reviews for Oscar nominee Loveless. 

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

TODAY: Peskov defends Russia’s right to place armaments on its own territory; Putin declares a modest income; US Treasury list causing problems for oligarchs; Navalny exposes state hypocrisy over Soviet troops image; ECHR rules in favour of Bolotnaya Square protester; Russia batters Syria; Central Bank to subject employees to lie detector tests. 

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

TODAY: Navalny questioned over new allegations of police assault; news site threatened for disclosing downed pilot’s salary; un-banned athletes will not compete this year; Russia deploys new nuclear-capable missiles in Baltic Sea; clash with US over alleged chemical weapons in Syria; Muscovites deluged by snow.