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

TODAY: Irkutsk protest organisers detained by National Guard; Navalny to continue organising protests, says poverty makes people brave; Volodin as Putin successor? UK says Russia interfered in Brexit vote; no G7 sanctions for Russia; Chechen men speak out about persecution; Putin warns of future ‘fake’ chemical attacks in Syria; Tillerson and Putin meet today; Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 22, 2017

TODAY: Magnitsky family’s lawyer in hospital after a fall, one day before court appearance; university student alleges he was beaten and detained for carrying a Ukrainian flag; Deutsche Bank reportedly heavily involved in Global Laundromat; Russian money laundering investigations in the UK hampered by poor diplomatic ties; ruble continues to be overvalued, says Siluanov; Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 18, 2016

TODAY: Navalny and colleagues attacked in Anapa, blame authorities and police; Pavlensky says he was assaulted in detention; foreign agents law amended to exclude charities; Siluanov defends Kremlin’s new higher dividend policy; Bashneft dropped from list of strategically important companies; new Khodorkovsky documents submitted to Interpol; US Justice Department investigating Russian doping.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 13, 2016

TODAY: Ruble rebounds thanks to accord on oil output freeze; Nabiullina asserts economy will grow with structural reform, as opposed to higher crude prices; Alexei Kudrin looks set to re-enter economic policy domain with think tank role; Russia an unreliable adversary of IS; Roscosmos wins court action on asset seizure in France; corruption as the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 11, 2016

TODAY: Ukrainian prisoner exchange possible, says Justice Ministry; why Putin has plans for a personal army; Nashi offshoot group Stopkham falls out of Kremlin’s favor; Moscow will continue arms sales to both sides in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; NATO-Russia council to reconvene; VEB facing mounting debt; budget also to blame for inflation, argues Central Bank Governor; Sports Minister […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 16, 2016

TODAY: Analysts converge in belief that Russia’s pullout from Syria has improved its position; pressure now on Assad; Kremlin youth organization hopes to label Navalny NGO foreign agent; Deputy Culture minister detained on suspected embezzlement; Putin says people like repressive measures, sometimes; pension system reform on the cards; the pranksters who take on presidents deny […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 14, 2016

TODAY: Siluanov says current budget only balances at $82 oil, support cuts; Reserve Fund lost $9.4bn in Dec; Chinese economy threatening Russia’s; citizens’ New Year budgets suffered; Obama and Putin united on need for strong North Korea response; new Russian vaccine for Ebola; official accused of highway robbery – literally; Putin critic found dead; Duma […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 2, 2015

TODAY: Transport Ministry rebuffs terrorist claims to have downed Russian jet; one of the country’s worst aviation disasters claims lives of 224 people; U.S. mulling upping naval presence in Europe to counter Russia; former Defence Minister fired in graft scandal lands new post; alliance between rebels in Donbass and Moscow faltering as Kremlin focuses on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 28, 2015

TODAY: First Russian military casualty reported as a suicide, to family’s surprise; is Russia’s strategy to create unending, ’frozen conflicts’? Serbia and Russia to stay on friendly terms; North Korea’s nuclear status unacceptable, says Ambassador; Turkey taking Gazprom to court; Russia could be out of reserves by end of 2016; Shoigu mansion accusations.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 28, 2015

TODAY: Crisis delays joint projects with China; ruble drops 45% in 12 months; Russia wants full debt repayment from Ukraine, won’t help restructure; agriculture agency burns 1.5 tons of food; Kremlin ties to big deals; Nemtsova takes complaint to European court.