RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2017

TODAY: Moscow demolition plan approved, residents arrested at protest; demographic data in decline; Russians worry about low wages; Rosneft planning $8.4bn investment in offshore energy; dozens sentenced to jail time for protesting in St Petersburg; US Senate votes in favour of anti-Russia sanctions; Navalny has no hope of running for President, says Pamfilova.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 13, 2017

TODAY: Thousands march against corruption for Russia Day, over 1,000 detained, large youth turnout; Navalny arrested and sentenced for organising rallies; Oliver Stone talks about Putin documentary after preview given to press; US decides on new Russia sanctions; Russian hackers now capable of affecting electrical power?

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

TODAY: Navalny calls for last-minute rally location change, protesters already detained in Far East; hackers post ACF video on government websites; Lavrov tells US no more Syria strikes; Foreign Ministry says West cannot see positive dynamics in Crimea; Putin losing out with Trump? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 2, 2017

TODAY: Putin says hacking by “patriots” a “theoretical” possibility; President’s views on Snowden aired in trailer for Oliver Stone’s Putin Interviews; SPIEF underway; optimism abounds; Gazprom and Rosneft privatisation to continue; Yandex’s new driverless car; Navalny’s march request rejected, but he can still rally the troops online. 

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

TODAY: Navalny ordered to delete Medvedev corruption allegation video; pressure on those helping his election campaign mounts; court sides with activist over conviction; Amnesty ups pressure on Russia regarding gay purges in Chechnya; Kremlin expels Estonian and Moldovan diplomats; eases some sanctions against Turkey; RT hits back at Macron; how to untie the ruble from oil. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 31, 2017

TODAY: John McCain describes Putin as greater threat than ISIS; Russian President maintains that sore loser Democrats fabricated story of hacking; Trump’s lawyer now drawn into investigation into U.S. President’s Moscow links; Saudi Arabia and Russia close ranks; Kiev and the Kremlin in Twitter war; Usmanov’s case against Navalny underway; Justice Ministry rejects ECHR conclusions on 2011 electoral […]

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

TODAY: Putin says cannot yet say whether he will seek reelection next year, blames cyberattack on US, endorses OPEC cuts extension; Prosecutor General refuses to investigate Medvedev corruption claims; Navalny’s protest fine upheld; Trump allegedly revealed classified information to Russian officials during last visit; competition in Russian industry at a three-year low.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2017

TODAY: Russia suffers massive cyber attack; settlement reached with US authorities in controversial money laundering case just days before trial; Trump blames Comey firing on “Russia thing”; Tillerson says no doubt about Russian election interference; tens of thousands march in Moscow to protest demolitions; activists detained for reciting the constitution; RDIF fund planning $1.6bn Moscow […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 9, 2017

TODAY: Putin congratulates Macron on French Presidency win as Russian media trashes him; no concrete links between French election hack and Russia, says Forbes; US national security adviser at risk of Russia blackmail, says colleague; Russian warships spotted near Latvia; OPEC and Russia to extend crude cuts; Putin visits his former KGB boss; Eric Trump […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 5, 2017

TODAY: Head of US military in Europe describes Russia as an existential threat; US implements new fund against Russian aggression; German intelligence agency accuses Russia of amassing data ahead of election; Russia agrees on Syria “safe zones”; Putin’s daughter’s fund spends half a billion rubles in one year; polls show satisfaction with Putin but lack […]