RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 11, 2018

TODAY: Kudrin warns further sanctions could trigger recession; Russian businesses are insulating themselves, says FT; repatriation of assets part of Putin’s plan? Russia scores low in Oxfam poverty index; Slutsky recommends freezing Council of Europe membership; Putin consoles MMA fighter; Jehovah’s Witnesses detained for extremism; FOREX fraud scheme uncovered; police investigator assassinated; UK source Bellingcat, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 10, 2018

TODAY: Council of Europe delays Russia voting rights restoration; various perspectives on Russia and Europe; Ukraine power imbalance could cause religious war; US and Russia discuss nuclear treaties in Geneva; Kremlin promises supportive measures for investment; Nord Stream to go ahead whether or not it is sanctioned; Gazprom to resume imports from Turkmenistan; Skripal suspect […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov says Russians accused of OPCW hack were on a routine trip; further information uncovered about Skripal suspects; Putin’s trust ratings fall to pre-Crimea-annexation levels; remembering Anna Politkovskaya; Titiev awarded human rights prize; Ukraine launches air force exercises with NATO; Russia plotting a Jong-un visit.

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

TODAY: United Russia support at 10-year-low; Russia accuses US of deadly drugs tests in Georgia; India signs $5bn missile deal; pro-Russia party wins in Latvia; Ingushetia protests continue; activists detained over Putin birthday banner. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 5, 2018

TODAY: UK, US, Netherlands all accuse Russia of major hacking operations, US says Russia must be punished, NATO to beef up cyber-defence; Foreign Ministry dismisses all allegations; Russia accuses US of formulating chemical weapons programme on its borders; Russia’s US bonds crash; Sweden boosting its defences against Russia grab; Sentsov ends hunger strike; protester’s lawyer […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 4, 2018

TODAY: Putin attends Russian Energy Week forum as Russia heads for record gas exports and increased oil output; agrees with Trump that oil price is too high; calls Skripal a “scumbag”; softens punishment for hate speech; UK accuses GRU of being behind a wave of cyber attacks; St Petersburg governor replaced; Idlib demilitarisation zone is […]