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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Top Kremlin aide sees Putinism as a long-term export. Kremlin to spend $391 billion overhauling the economy. New claims against Peskov’s wife. FSB officer attacked on duty. Bulgaria investigates separate poisoning case links. Sanctions put OPEC off creating a body to include Russia. Trans life in Russia.

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: 9 arrested at unsanctioned gatherings protesting Open Russia activist’s treatment. Rights groups warn of further religious crackdowns. Internet providers planning disconnect experiment. TASS journalist forced to resign after report names Prigozhin. Polar bear invasion leads to state of emergency.

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Radio journalist detained for linking terrorism to suppression of political activism. Human Rights Watch decries lawless treatment of activists. Russia welcomes US talk of a new nuclear treaty. France joins EU in push to regulate Nord Stream 2. Peskov dismisses common sense. UN joins criticism of Jehovah’s Witness sentence. London court rules […]

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witness elder gets 6 years in prison. Russia losing grip on Maduro’s Venezuela. FBK exposes riches of Rostech head. Investigation uncovers illegal bank account of Kremlin spokesman’s wife. Google to comply with Roskomnadzor. Russia’s full coffers allow a state-backed economy.

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia receives Venezuela debt repayments on time, says current crisis is temporary. Kremlin allegedly covered up military contractor deaths in Syria. Internet censorship cases up sixfold, year-on-year. Russia ranks low on world freedom index. Navalny ordered to remove National Guard graft report. Trump tried to build a Moscow mall in the 90s, […]

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Economists suspicious of new, optimistic Rosstat statistics. Senate fears Deripaska’s ongoing influence in metals giants. Kremlin approves $4.7bn for Crimea. Is Putin abandoning his institutions? Prigozhin’s alleged private plane tracked. Russia working towards pledged oil production cuts. 

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia pulls out of INF Treaty, following US announcement, gets to work on banned missiles. Sechin’s work in Venezuela linked to Russia’s proxy war. Thousands protest across 30 regions over waste mismanagement. Navalny to push for higher wages with trade union. Putin helped Deripaska with a metals rescue during sanctions. Khodorkovsky interview. […]

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia repatriates IS family members. “Undesirable organisation” house arrest activist denied access to dying daughter until final hour; her Open Russia colleague is charged for reposting support messages. Moscow locals protest proposed landfill. Federation Council objects to Europe’s recognition of new Venezuelan president. Record number of Russians disagree with country’s trajectory. Central Bank […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 31, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Deripaska escort talks to the BBC, blames the US for her arrest in Thailand. En+ sanctions mediated by law firm with long-standing ties to Deripaska. Light on Prighozhin’s private military company. Russia offered nuclear plant in North Korea disarmament swap. Russians leaked Mueller evidence, reports say.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 30, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Senator arrested in Federation Council over murder and organised crime charges. Bribery decriminalised under certain conditions. Prigozhin seeking to spin influence in St, Petersburg. Kremlin not granting leniency to Venezuela on its obligations, vows to defend Maduro’s interests. Majority fear outbreak of war, Kremlin denies it is war with Ukraine.