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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 25, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: EU diplomats to stay in Ukraine; EU maintains unity vis-a-vis Russia, but barely; Russia’s business elite ‘suffers in silence’; Ruble and markets in freefall; US promises even more painful sanctions; Ministry of Finance opposes ban on cryptocurrency proposed by Central Bank; Russian media reports Croatia would “recall all troops” from NATO in case of conflict with Ukraine; Kadyrov, big spender

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 19, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: Russian forces complete withdrawal from Kazakhstan; Tokayev says everything is well in Kazakh politics; Erdogan invites Putin and Zelensky to Turkey for talks; EU divided on potential Russian sanctions, and would they even work anyway?; Blinken and Lavrov to meet

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 10, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS – US-Russia talks in Geneva; Germanyt says Nord Stream 2 still doesn’t meet requirements; Russia curbing hostile coverage of Ukraine; An “opportunity” for the Kremlin in Kazakhstan unrest; Former Kazakh security chief arrested on treason charges; “What’s Russia’s logic in the current crisis?”

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 5, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: Kazakhstan erupts in unrest, cabinet resigns, internet disconnected, Government appeals to CSTO for help; New year, same economic troubles for Russia?; COVID-19 cases on the decline in Russia after trebling for months

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 3, 2022

Today in Russia: Predicting the future of Russian foreign policy; Nuclear weapons pledge signed by Russia and four others; Vladislav Klyushin: How much does he know and what has he told US prosecutors?; Ukrainian theater director arrested in Italy at Moscow’s request; Russia-China Arctic energy cooperation; On Russia-China borderlands

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – December 2, 2021

Today in Russia: Blinken and Lavrov meet while sparring over Ukraine continues; Beware high impact sanctions!; Lukashenko says “joint union currency” will be a ruble…but which ruble?; Central African Republic: Russia’s latest area of influence? Novatek to ship LNG to China via Japan to tap into growing small-end user market

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – December 1, 2021

Today in Russia: Putin says his “right” to run again in 2024 gives stability, but too early to say; COVID-19 restrictions in Russia increased; Russia says Ukraine massing troops; Some US Embassy staff in Moscow to be forced to leave by 31 January in retaliation; US professor deported from Russia after his home institution declared undesirable; Russia to develop an AI-powered ‘protest detector”

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 17, 2021

Today in Russia: Moscow’s change in tone about the Taliban; Russia ready to work with Taliban, which it says is “restoring order; Russia jails 4 Crimean Tatars for “extremism”; Russia’s battle for the Black Sea; Russia’s inflation battle paying dividends in bond market; Hackers against drugs

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 16, 2021

Today in Russia: Russia to partially evacuate staff from Kabul embassy; Russia in talks with the Taliban; Moscow envoy demands that ex-President Ashraf Ghani be “punished” for leaving his country, denied landing rights in Tajikistan; Likely winners in September Duma elections; US to review Russia’s status as ‘market economy’

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 15, 2021

Today in Russia: Prosecutor wants 6-year suspended sentence for Calvey; Election monitor decries new restrictions on live polling feeds; Proekt and more declared undesirable foreign agents; Russian swimmers suspended from Tokyo games over doping allegations; Get out, stay out of Central Asia, Russia tells US post-Afghanistan on post-Afghanistan presence in the region; Biden and Merkel to discuss Nord Stream 2