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

TODAY: Lavrov warns Washington about lawsuits over property seizures; Russian delegation heading to UN meeting denied entry to US; did Russia use Pokemon Go to influence American minds in election? Kaspersky lab to work with Interpol; arms deal with Riyadh; new ruble banknote with contentious image; Pskov governor resigns in pre-election shakeup; trust in the […]

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

TODAY: Ulyukayev bribe hearings begin; Moscow planning a Soviet memorial; Russian Railways will not let Crimea dispute affect its relationship with Siemens; Putin appears in public, ending rumours; report says religious freedom in Russia on par with Sudan; OPEC cuts may need to run for five years; UK LGBT author censored in Russia; Game of […]

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

TODAY: Court overturns deportation order for journalist; Udaltsov returns to the fray after serving out Bolotnaya sentence; Navalny backtracks after shocking US media with ‘joke’ comment about risks of opposition activity; Putin visits Abkhazia to highlight support for breakaway region as 2008 war with Georgia is remembered; trial of Alexei Ulyukayev – a message to the elite; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 1, 2016

TODAY: Putin addresses nation in annual speech; stresses importance of unity; RT to receive funding boost; young technocrat named as new Economic Development Minister; an economic rather than political appointment, observers suggest; Russia daunting as a cyberpower, says Western security expert; Ukraine pledges to avoid Crimean airspace in controversial missile tests. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 17, 2016

TODAY: Supreme Court overturns Navalny conviction but sends him for retrial; anti-corruption probe that caught Ulyukayev could be widened to include other high-ranking officials; Russia withdraws signature from International Criminal Court; UN describes Crimea annexation as an occupation; Germany anticipating Russian interference in elections. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2016

TODAY: Compensation claim filed against Putin over MH17 crash; Russian woman granted asylum in Lithuania after breaking protest laws; economy out of recession for six months now, says economy minister; Syria seeking more Russian rebuilding support; United Russia holds advance voting with 9m turnout; Russia to fund additional drugs testing.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 19, 2014

TODAY: Putin says U.S. will never ‘subdue’ its rival; Russia asking Nato to make a promise over Ukraine membership; Nato warns of serious military build-up in Ukraine; EBRD, Finance Minister see imminent recession; new legislation to regulate offshore assets; Nabiullina and Putin defend ruble float; Sechin expected to pressure Opec; journalist to be charged over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin presents new budget, admits sanctions have hit hard, Putin says they violate WTO principles; Kremlin minister says Yevtushenkov arrest will hurt economy; BBC news team beaten up for investigating soldier deaths; U.S. makes new aid pledge for Ukraine; ExxonMobil halts Arctic drilling project. The Kremlin’s new ‘fragile’ budget for 2015-2017 showed a heavy reliance […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 20, 2014

TODAY: Putin makes third call for Ukraine border troop withdrawal; Lavrov wants Odessa tragedy investigated; Russia accused of intimidation ahead of Ukraine elections; Putin arrives in China to seal several deals; Rogozin announces China space cooperation; Rosneft privatisation may happen early; oligarch has dubious honour of world’s most expensive divorce. Vladimir Putin has ordered the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 25, 2013

TODAY: Nabiullina, Ulyukayev, and Belousov shuffle indicates shift towards interventionist economics; legal expert summoned for questioning over Yukos report; Nevzlin sentenced in absentia; Bolotnaya trial begins; Snowden diplomatic row continues, Kerry warns of consequences; For Human Rights given three days. Elvira Nabiullina, the new head of the Central Bank as of yesterday, resisted calls for radical […]