RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 1, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Open Russia offices raided after Khodorkovsky live feed. Former activist joins RT. Kiselyov’s nephew given jail time over eastern Ukraine involvement. Sberbank hits record profits as Peskov says banking system is safe from sanctions. Russia’s UN Venezuela bid fails. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 28, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: US Venezuela resolution expected to be vetoed by Russia at UN. US continues with Crimea sanctions pressure, Kremlin alleges constant US cyberattacks. Moscow tracks debtors with facial recognition. TMK looking into Bulgaria. HRW on music censorship. No response from Prigozhin companies on latest allegations. Russia spat ends Ukraine Eurovision hopes.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 27, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia violated sanctions by sending fuel to North Korea. Kuril Islands get Russian high-speed Internet. Cyber experts sentenced. Prigozhin won $3.2bn in state contracts. Peskov defends daughter’s internship. US demands Nemtsov killers be brought to justice. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 26, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin spokesman’s daughter is an intern at the European Parliament. Putin, the KGB, and contemporary Russia. Key media/politics figure Malashenko found dead. Rybka warned by FSB not to go home. State television announces hypothetical US nuclear targets. Analyzing Putin’s economic approach.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 25, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Thousands march in memory of Boris Nemtsov. Putin orders Kremlin to support popular music and art. Lauded doctor investigated for embezzlement. FSIN finally investigating IK-14. Investigative Committee looks into Jehovah’s Witness torture claims. Syria war trophies on tour. 

Beltway Journal: Russia’s ‘Brain Drain’

Earlier this week at an annual event in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed his countrymen, indeed the world, with a firm and unequivocal guarantee: Russia will respond in kind to any acts of intimidation from Washington or its allies. The remarks are expected. They’re a natural next-step in the progressively escalating tensions between the […]