RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 3, 2018

TODAY: Putin G20 high-five with Saudi Prince raises eyebrows, pair agree to extend OPEC+ cooperation. Merkel presses Putin on Kerch Strait deescalation, Germany discussing reduced support for Nord Stream 2. Russia sealing up the Arctic. Georgian unrest following presidential elections is in Russia’s favour. State journalist caught filming at UK spy facility. Russian leaders mourn […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 30, 2018

TODAY: Russia deploys S-400 missile systems in Crimea; Trump cancels G20 meeting with Putin over Ukraine tensions, but Merkel meeting will go ahead. Poroshenko calls on NATO to protect Ukraine from total takeover. Kremlin denies restricting ships in the Black Sea. Agriculture is booming. Police seize schoolchildren’s drawings, fearing “gay propaganda”. Deripaska at London High […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2018

TODAY: Putin and Sechin open Russia-China energy forum. Putin jokes about reducing US dollar dependence. VTB head accepts Central Bank capital requirements. Stigma risks HIV epidemic. Germany committed to Nord Stream 2. Theories on Ukraine-Russia naval incident. Navalny reveals new voting initiative.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 28, 2018

TODAY: Russia prosecuting Ukranian sailors, Poroshenko says war is a possibility. Russia rejects $1.3bn ruling in favour of Ukrainian bank. Research shows some Russian CEOs benefit from sanctions. VTB accidentally reports $12bn CAR loan. Khodorkovsky says Russia implicated in CAR journalist death. Russia and Ukraine HIV numbers soar. Moscow FGM clinic exposed.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2018

TODAY: Putin concerned after Ukraine declares martial law. Critics argue escalation of Kerch Strait incident works in favour of both Presidents’ popularity ratings. International leaders call for release of Ukrainian ships and soldiers. Military issues secure thumb drives to prevent leaking of classified data. Popular rapper Husky released early from jail after public and high-level […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 26, 2018

TODAY: Russia fires on Ukraine ships in severe Kerch Strait clash, UN to hold emergency meeting today, Poroshenko calling for martial law. Russian Railways boss sues Novaya Gazeta. Heavier fines for Internet giants for non-compliance. US warns OSCE of international Russian obstruction of free speech.