RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 24, 2018

TODAY: Ukraine predicting Russian cyberattack; Poroshenko signs decree to extend Russia sanctions; Yulia Skripal gives first full interview following attack; Russia looking into British media output on its territory; Gazprom analyst fired for anti-Putin report; 2018 inflation no more than 4%, says Gref; VTB stops providing loans to Deripaska; two Navalny supporters jailed; Lithuania honours […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2018

TODAY: Mayor of Yekaterinburg resigns over abolition of direct elections; Navalny press secretary detained twice in one week; Duma approves tit-for-tat sanctions bill; Russia and Japan threaten sanctions countermeasures; Shuvalov to head VEB; Putin offers support to Venezuelan leader, Foreign Ministry to research impact of US sanctions; Peskov says Abramovich visa not Kremlin’s problem.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 22, 2018

TODAY: Kremlin responds to UK report on “dirty” money; Abramovich visa hold-up may not be routine; UK opens three new investigations into RT; Central Bank to bailout Otkritie Group again; RDIF head wants more domestic debt; Kremlin defends Putin’s bouquet; floating nuclear plant ready for first voyage; cryptocurrency is property, says Justice Ministry. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 21, 2018

TODAY: Putin officially unveils new cabinet, adds officials with intelligence expertise; meets with Merkel, vows to defend Nord Stream 2; Navalny launches new political party; Deripaska resigns from board of sanctions-hit EN+; Putin response to Skripal’s release from hospital; Crimea’s beaches being bought up and blocked off to locals since annexation. 

Podcast: More Tsarist than Soviet

With the prospect of President Vladimir Putin’s rule over Russia extending endlessly into the future, Anders Aslund of the Atlantic Council joins the podcast to discuss how Ukraine and the rest of Europe is reacting, how Putin’s “do nothing” economic plan will continue to drag on the Russian economy, and critical issues facing a number […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 18, 2018

TODAY: Putin meets with Assad for political coordination and mutual congratulation; US to add more officials to existing sanctions list, Ambassador refuses to speak at forum with targeted oligarch; Duma will pause on sanctions legislation to consider business lobbies; Rusal workers abroad going without pay; WhatsApp blocked temporarily in Telegram ban; Gazprom fined by anti-monopoly […]