RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 12, 2017

TODAY: Siemens to sue Russia over removal of gas turbines to Crimea; Novak calls for end to sabotage of Russian energy projects in the EU; Russia agrees $3.5bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia; Kaspersky Lab has worked with FSB, emails show; Russia complains to WTO over agreement with Ukraine; court denies Navalny request to swap […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2015

TODAY: Russia triples Twitter removal requests, accuses company of violating legislation for not complying; Sechin accuses Opec of destabilising oil market; investor confidence halves in a year; Putin vows not to bow to external pressure over foreign policy; children’s ombudsman wants U.S. adoptions investigated; Putin gifts Egyptian president an assault rifle.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev signs ban on gay marriage adoptions; Putin backs Egyptian military chief for president; Lavrov to meet with German counterpart; Pamfilova new rights ombudsman; IOC wants clarification on activist sentence; Plushchenko retires from figure skating; golden parachutes limitation does not go far enough; Lenta prices IPO. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 4, 2013

TODAY: Urlashov case is politically-motivated, say supporters; Magnitsky cased to be closed, Browder sentenced in absentia; officials pledge Olympic safety; ecologists worried about protected forests; Putin bans gay adoptions, goes ahead with Academy of Science reforms; trade barriers, Kyrgyz torpedo factory, Snowden, single Putin in demand. Supporters of Yaroslavl Mayor, Yevgeny Urlashov, say that his […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 19, 2013

TODAY: G8 concludes with pledge for aid, call for fighting should end, call for transitional government; Harper applauds Putin ‘shift’; all of Navalny’s defense witnesses to be barred from trial; Medvedev pledges to shut down Baikal Paper Mill; Gazprom skyscraper plans scuppered; same-sex couples adoption ban moves through parliament; Olympic theft; new telecoms giant; Aeroflot […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 3, 2013

TODAY: Russia to ban adoptions by same-sex couples; Pussy Riot members ends hunger strike; freedom of assembly protesters detained; Russian Railways joint venture; Putin rebukes governor; U.S. delegation discusses security and Boston bombing; nuclear patrols to resume in southern seas; Rosneft loan banks still waiting for payback; exiled Guriev wins Sberbank seat. An amendment to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 29, 2013

TODAY: Top economic adviser flees country; Pussy Riot hunger striker hospitalised; 23-fold income increase for drugs official; Vkontakte share sale linked to raid; Russia to supply Syria with missile shields, criticises EU for suspending embargo on rebels; Duma wants to ban adoptions by same-sex couples abroad; Rosneft swallows Itera.  Top economist and government advisor Sergei […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 3, 2013

TODAY: China slams Russia-Japan cooperation; E.U. considers Magnitsky sanctions, Ireland abandons similar plans after adoptions ban threat; psychologists push for completion of U.S. adoptions; unsolved journalist murders put Russia on CPJ list; Surkov defends Skolkovo; self-taught diplomacy. A spokesperson for China’s Communist Party has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to Russia as […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 29, 2013

TODAY: Thirty protesters detained in support rally for Bolotnaya Square; Chaika defends NGO raids; Japanese PM in Russia for talks; Navalny witnesses deny pressure; Putin calls Magnitsky death ‘a tragedy’; new adoptions wrangles. Roughly thirty protesters were detained in Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday for taking part in an unsanctioned gathering held in support of […]