RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 16, 2014

TODAY: Ruble reaches new low, Western sanctions hit oil producers; Russia to create a crisis fund to help targeted companies; Dozhd producer attacked; United Russia wins most seats in election; Lebedev bank searched; watchdog to log bloggers’ info’; Vkontakte hacked. The ruble hit a new record low against the dollar yesterday, of 38 rubles per […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 28, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine quits CIS; dozens of pro-Russians killed in Donetsk violence, Putin calls for an end to clashes; Kiev turns tables on gas row, accuses Gazprom of stealing; Khodorkovsky plans charity work in Ukraine; Navalny could be placed in pretrial detention; Bolotnaya Square activist charged two years after the fact; Putin ally joins Yandex board. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 10, 2014

TODAY: West continues to pressure Russia over Ukraine; Putin defends actions in Crimea; Khodorkovsky addresses Kiev crowds, says Kremlin is lying; pro-Russia protesters disrupt peaceful Ukrainian rally; TNK-BP oligarchs close to new deal; Serdyukov corruption case dropped; Gazprom threatens Ukraine over price and supply. Western governments are pressuring Russia to find a peaceful solution to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 20, 2013

TODAY: Bail offered to six more Greenpeace activists; Bolotnaya Square case to be heard in ECHR; Gaga’s ‘gay promotion’; legal reform causes outrage. Billionaires discontented; suspicious dealings see bank license revoked. Lebedev launches investigations; documentary films.  Russian courts have now granted bail to six more Greenpeace activists incarcerated following a protest over Arctic drilling, meaning nine […]

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

TODAY: Three Greenpeace activists granted bail, others may have detentions extended; court cages and Putin’s textbooks under fire; Navalny’s party will not be registered; Mutko says Kremlin should have waited to implement ‘gay propaganda’ law; Merkel warns Russia against further Ukraine pressure. A St. Petersburg court granted bail to three of the 30 Greenpeace crew […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 31, 2013

TODAY: Putin named most powerful person, leaves enemies out of history books; 200 Kremlin officials fired over income declarations at anti-corruption meeting; Sochi waste threatening water contamination and coastal erosion; LNG exports open up; Rosneft wants Kremlin’s port stake; Omsk against Halloween. The world’s most powerful person (according to Forbes magazine at least), President Vladimir Putin, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 1, 2013

TODAY: Putin signs anti-gay bill into law, protesters detained after clashes; ‘illegal’ Navalny election leaflets seized at rally; Lebedev likely not to be jailed; new law grants bank account access; Rosneft in cooperation with Internal Affairs; Moscow government to buy popular tabloid; Ecuador says Snowden is Russia’s responsibility. President Vladimir Putin signed into law a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 28, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin cuts privatisation plan; Lukoil will not be bought; Gazprom anticipates loss; Rosneft may buy out TNK-BP minority shareholders; Navalny presents mayoral platform; Lebedev cross-examined, calls upon A-list support; Russia propping up Syrian economy? Obama says will not call Putin over Snowden. The Kremlin will reduce its original commitments to privatisation, with Prime Minister […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 13, 2013

TODAY: Thousands march against Kremlin as Putin ‘elected’ head of People’s Front; Sobyanin wants tougher penalties for migrant workers, prepares for election; Germany slams new anti-gay law, Russia unswayed; Rosneft teaming up with ExxonMobil on Arctic; BP cuts Russia reserves estimate. Thousands of opposition activists marched in Moscow yesterday for Russia Day, calling for an […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 24, 2013

TODAY: Popular social network banned; Memorial fights foreign agent label in court; Alyokhina refused parole; Bolotnaya protesters’ apartments raided; no recession, but insufficient growth; Lebedev witnesses admit they were pressured; business students want Gazprom jobs. Vkontakte, a popular social network with over 210 million users, has been banned from distributing content across Russia, thought to […]