RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 17, 2017

TODAY: Novaya Gazeta office raided; Maltsev flees Russia; Justice Ministry flags 9 media outlets under “foreign agent” law, OSCE protests; WADA rules against RUSADA for third year running; Central Bank ready to withstand further sanctions; Gazprom raises donations to help patriotic theme parks; Medvedev to be replaced next year? 8th anniversary of Magnitsky death. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 3, 2017

TODAY: Dozhd evaluates Shelomov earnings; Kremlin denies interfering with Navalny campaign; schools to photograph students who rally; Yukons shareholders withdraw Belgium lawsuit; Venezuela crisis benefits Russia; Turkey buying $2bn worth of Russian missiles.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 1, 2017

TODAY: Navalny’s Moscow campaign head given no reason for his detention; businessman who helped Navalny finds decapitated head in office; political prison numbers on the rise, says Memorial; Kremlin says foreign agents are collecting Russian DNA; new Internet law comes into action; Tesla sales up 100%; Russia’s contradictory bitcoin stance.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 23, 2017

TODAY: Navalny released, promptly attends rally; Afghanistan accuses Russia of arming Taliban; Russian navy donating weapons to Philippines; Browder placed on Interpol list; Putin attends 30,000-strong youth gathering in Sochi; election meddling pitting social media giants against US senate; Russian actress accuses Weinstein.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 25, 2017

TODAY: Russian botnet accused of meddling in Germany’s elections; Facebook finds links between Fancy Bear and fake accounts dating back to June 2016; Zapad is over (relatively) quietly, defying NATO fears; Nureyev ballet to go ahead in December; Council of Europe urges Kremlin to allow Navalny to run in presidential elections; Stalin statue prompts protest; sale […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2017

TODAY: Zapad military exercises nearing completion as Putin watches through binoculars; March 18 next year confirmed for presidential elections; US engineer sentenced for attempting to sell secrets to “Russian spy”; Stanislav Petrov died earlier this year; Moscow unveils Kalashnikov statue; Navalny volunteer given 2 years jail time.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2017

TODAY: Defence Ministry denies reports that it struck US-backed forces in Syria, says it always gives advance notice of strikes; indigenous population in the Nenets district struggling to live alongside extensive oil projects; top Navalny aide claims he was beaten with a steel bar, police are investigating; vandals attack expensive new Moscow park; Matviyenko disagrees […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 14, 2017

TODAY: Zapad military exercises underway; neighbouring states rattled; thousands evacuated over hoax bomb threats; Kremlin criticises ‘hysteria’ over Nicholas II film; energy giant acknowledges difficulty of working with Russia in the wake of sanctions; Washington bans firm from using Kaspersky software.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 18, 2017

TODAY: Media regulator suspends domain of US neo-Nazi site; Alexei Navalny sheds light on luxurious life of Peskov’s son; feminist camp forced to close; Russian consumer confidence increasing; Sobibor commemoration spat continues; almost half of Russians approve of an assertive foreign policy; Moscow cashing in on Syrian ruins; the Chechen connection. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 16, 2017

TODAY: Police agree to investigate assault on LGBT protestors in St Petersburg; Udaltsov is back on the opposition scene, but to what end? Oliver Stone attacks what he views as US Russophobia; the Armed Forces will be re-armed, asserts Putin; Ukraine expels Russian journalist; “Trump Bump” hopes over; Putin shirtless challenge.