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

TODAY: Putin planning air defence deal with India; Russia delivers missile systems to Syria; Putin continues regional governor shuffles; US threatens to destroy covert Russian missile system; viability of Kremlin’s dedollarization plan? Putin meets with Serbian president; Makarov released. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 2, 2018

TODAY: Russia has killed 85,000 in Syria; Communist deputy fined over pension reform protests; Prosecutor’s Office clarifies online extremism cases; Crimean newspaper pulled over Kiseylov villa story; did Russia lie about size of Vostok 2018? Foreign Ministry appeals to South Korea over detained vessel; oil output at post-Soviet high; new Skripal book; Peskov throws shade […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 1, 2018

TODAY: Lavrov issues rare US rebuke; record numbers of Russian civilians enter Syria as S-300 missile deliveries begin; Ukraine demands access to Sentsov; Latvia wants Russian apology for Soviet actions; pension reform protests continue; vaccinations decreasing across Russia; iPhone fever; champagne warnings; Arctic patrols.

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

TODAY: Pension reform bill passes third lower house reading; Far East losses for ruling party point to complex problems; Putin visits Tajikistan, Azerbaijan; Kudrin anticipates income growth, discusses ongoing poverty; Russia pressuring UN over North Korea; Foreign Ministry slams NATO over Afghanistan; Verzilov leaves hospital after suspected poisoning; student on hunger strike after extremism charges; […]

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

TODAY: Duma passes second reading of pension reform bill as protesters gather outside; activist teen describes school visit from Interior Ministry agent; Kremlin says business could pay for infrastructure; oil buoys ruble; Verzilov suggests GRU behind his poisoning; UK claims Skripal suspect is GRU colonel; Poroshenko calls on UN countries to protect Ukraine against Russian […]

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

TODAY: Activists gather 1m signatures against pension reform; FAS head slams backward economy; Zakharova pleased at Trump’s avoidance of Russia during UN speech; Lavrov slams Norway over espionage arrest; Russian arrested in Finnish money laundering probe; activist Verzilov regains consciousness; Supreme Court head intervenes on social media extremism cases; Swiss deem Abramovich a security threat; […]