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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin spokesman’s daughter is an intern at the European Parliament. Putin, the KGB, and contemporary Russia. Key media/politics figure Malashenko found dead. Rybka warned by FSB not to go home. State television announces hypothetical US nuclear targets. Analyzing Putin’s economic approach.

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Thousands march in memory of Boris Nemtsov. Putin orders Kremlin to support popular music and art. Lauded doctor investigated for embezzlement. FSIN finally investigating IK-14. Investigative Committee looks into Jehovah’s Witness torture claims. Syria war trophies on tour. 

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Lavrov comments on Calvey case, noting the imprisoned investor’s good reputation. Putin’s parsimony. Ukraine concerned that Moscow is meddling in elections. Sanctions taking their toll on attempts to modernise navy. School children trained to neutralise protesters. 

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin’s state of the union address focuses heavily on domestic development. Demographic deficit, business climate and brittle relations with the US among subjects approached. Poll finds majority of Russians believe it is impossible to do business in Russia whilst playing by the rules. Moscow will point its weapons at Western targets, asserts […]

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin addresses the nation amid dipping popularity. Duma bans smartphones for soldiers. Oil major to take on ruined Tsarist palace. Microsoft detects Russian operation hacking think tanks. The changing state of energy relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Despite sanctions, trade between Moscow and Kiev remains strong. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Business community within Russia and abroad responds with shock to Calvey arrest. European Union expands sanctions list in response to last year’s Sea of Azov naval incident. Production of commercial airliner postponed as a result of sanctions. Rusal resumes negotiations as US lifts restrictions. Independent journalist assaulted. Civic efforts to improve healthcare […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: St Petersburg authorities refuse to sanction Nemtsov memorial rally. Anti-landfill protesters threatened with jail sentences by Moscow police. US investor Michael Calvey detained on embezzlement accusations in echoes of Hermitage Capital case. Belarus ready for a merge with Russia, pronounces Lukashenko. Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuelan oil company.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 15, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Officials respond to US sanctions plan. Bellingcat names third Skripal suspect. Volunteers uncover proof of election fraud in Moscow’s regions. Communist voters propose punishments for officials who insult citizens. Another apartment block gas explosion kills residents.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Navalny volunteer prosecuted under new law against encouraging minors to protest. Kremlin officials respond angrily to new US sanctions bill. New EU rules could affect Nord Stream 2. Ponomaryov rights group labeled “foreign agent” again. Parsing Surkov’s tract. Did Russian trolls encourage EU measles crisis?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Bill that seeks to disconnect Russian internet passes first reading, but critics say the plan is impossible. 2019 economic outlook bleak. Central Bank expecting considerably less return on its bailed-out banks. Anti-corruption activist beaten to death. Supreme Court defends Jehovah’s Witness sentencing. Kremlin has its own rules for the press.