RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 12, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: US imposes sanctions on Moscow bank joint owned by Venezuela. Oligarchs using Krasnodar courts to avoid legal payouts. Russians protest Chinese plans to bottle Lake Baikal. Prison torture back in the spotlight. Peskov says Putin will not respond to Salisbury victim’s son, dismisses new Troika Laundromat claims. Shoigu praises military expansion. US […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 11, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Thousands gather across three cities to protest Kremlin internet crackdown. Serebrennikov directs foreign production despite house arrest. Pro-Kremlin activists storm feminist cafe for Women’s Day. Russia a long second to US in arms exports. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 8, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin rides with female police officers for International Women’s Day. Kremlin broadens its crackdown on Internet freedom. Abramovich sells state TV stake to VTB. Sberbank helped Novatek to fast-track Total deal. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 7, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin says Russia thwarted 600 foreign intelligence personnel in 2018, says weapons information must be strongly protected. Medvedev says US will quit the INF treaty. Putin’s claim that terror-related crimes are on the decrease doesn’t match up with published figures. Turkey will not be dissuaded from buying Russian missile systems. Duma to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 6, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Money laundering scandal spreads to Austrian banks. Russia waiting for US missile move. Belarus to seek better ties with West. VTsIOM withholds Navalny data from labour union poll results. Business news from Lukoil, Total, Ford, and Novatek. Jehovah’s Witnesses allege torture. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 5, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: New multi-billion-dollar laundromat linked to Russian bank. Putin suspends participation in INF Treaty, blaming the US, which blames Russia. Flood destroys disputed ballots. Medvedev says Russia will continue to transport gas through Ukraine after Nord Stream. Russia on the offensive on Skripal poisoning anniversary.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 4, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia to do whatever it takes to avoid US military intervention in Venezuela. Putin and Netanyahu to coordinate Syria troops pullout. US sanctions hit state-owned Rostec. Peskov denies Baring Vostok claims. UK ambassador demands apology from newspaper. Putin says sports events unite countries in times of stress.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 1, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Open Russia offices raided after Khodorkovsky live feed. Former activist joins RT. Kiselyov’s nephew given jail time over eastern Ukraine involvement. Sberbank hits record profits as Peskov says banking system is safe from sanctions. Russia’s UN Venezuela bid fails. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 28, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: US Venezuela resolution expected to be vetoed by Russia at UN. US continues with Crimea sanctions pressure, Kremlin alleges constant US cyberattacks. Moscow tracks debtors with facial recognition. TMK looking into Bulgaria. HRW on music censorship. No response from Prigozhin companies on latest allegations. Russia spat ends Ukraine Eurovision hopes.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 27, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia violated sanctions by sending fuel to North Korea. Kuril Islands get Russian high-speed Internet. Cyber experts sentenced. Prigozhin won $3.2bn in state contracts. Peskov defends daughter’s internship. US demands Nemtsov killers be brought to justice.