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.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 29, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russian stocks at all-time high after US lifts Deripaska sanctions, VTB increases its share. Ruxit would allow open ECHR cases to be heard. Navalny employee in police recruit attempt. Roskomnadzor investigating P&G. Ofcom slams Galloway over Skripal doubts. Poll finds Russians attached to Kuril Islands.