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 […]

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

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Lavrov comments on Calvey case, noting the imprisoned investor’s good reputation. Putin’s parsimony. Ukraine concerned that Moscow is meddling in elections. Sanctions taking their toll on attempts to modernise navy. School children trained to neutralise protesters. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 21, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin’s state of the union address focuses heavily on domestic development. Demographic deficit, business climate and brittle relations with the US among subjects approached. Poll finds majority of Russians believe it is impossible to do business in Russia whilst playing by the rules. Moscow will point its weapons at Western targets, asserts […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin addresses the nation amid dipping popularity. Duma bans smartphones for soldiers. Oil major to take on ruined Tsarist palace. Microsoft detects Russian operation hacking think tanks. The changing state of energy relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Despite sanctions, trade between Moscow and Kiev remains strong. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Business community within Russia and abroad responds with shock to Calvey arrest. European Union expands sanctions list in response to last year’s Sea of Azov naval incident. Production of commercial airliner postponed as a result of sanctions. Rusal resumes negotiations as US lifts restrictions. Independent journalist assaulted. Civic efforts to improve healthcare […]