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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin denies reports of military contractors in Venezuela, blames the US for threat of civil war there. Trump lifts Deripaska company sanctions. Visa-free World Cup fans never left Russia. Magnitogorsk crackdown on migrants after blast. 

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia warning US over Venezuela involvement. Former Ukraine president sentenced for colluding with Kremlin. Fake news and disrespect legislation passes first reading. Navalny to launch labour union.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 24, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Russia ahead of the world in social inequality. Former state television camera operator talks propaganda. Gromov’s property portfolio revealed. Investigation into homophobic lectures in regional schools. Foreign Ministry confirms security companies working in Sudan. VTB denies Deripaska debt write-off. Vashukevich skips press conference. Russia shows off new missile. 

Departures Podcast: Interview with Edward Watts, Author of ‘Mortal Republic’

On our latest episode of the Departures podcast, we are excited to feature the bestselling history author Edward J. Watts, author of “Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny.” As the Romans designed it, a representative democracy is designed to ‘move slowly’ and ‘build consensus’ on policies to mitigate societal issues – but if the history […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 23, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Vashukevich released but still faces charges. Navalny calls for Deripaska investigation. Sanctions strip Rotenbergs of private jets. Putin and Abe fail to reach deal on disputed territories. Russians least trusting of their institutions. WADA defends Russia decision. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin’s trust ratings hit a new low. Deripaska sanctions tussle in US benefited him and Kremlin, documents show. Navalny says has evidence that Deripaska plotted model’s arrest. Targeting of Open Russia activists shows increased pressure on rights defenders. Kremlin’s Africa approach similar to that of France in the 70s. Russia-US missile row […]