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.

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, […]