RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 29, 2017

TODAY: Two-thirds of Russians blame Putin for corruption epidemic; Kremlin news organ says West hyped protests; Navalny’s ACF speaks out against detentions and current occupation of its offices; Putin and his Iranian counterpart close meetings, commit to nuclear energy; EU court upholds Rosneft sanctions; Kremlin breaks Arctic protection pledge; university lecturers attempt to put students […]

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

TODAY: Russia responds angrily to U.S. suggestions that it return Crimea to Ukraine; pro-Putin nationalist group pickets media for ‘cult of Trump’ coverage; Kremlin dismisses story that Trump had contact with its intelligence all through last year as ‘fake news’, sets record straight on INF violation allegations; Karelia governor is fifth to resign in a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 22, 2016

TODAY: Putin pledges measures to combat consumption of fake alcohol as Siberian death toll rises; new information indicates clear link between hacking and Russia’s military intelligence arm; U.S. believes Kremlin has tested an anti-satellite missile; Russia blasts Netherlands; music teacher faces losing her job after attack by homophobic troll.   

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 23, 2015

TODAY: Russia to permanently deploy troops in Arctic from 2018; domestic stories overshadowed by Syria offensive; economy and giant state corporations struggling; new bill would legalise torture of prison inmates; Putin makes appeal for cooperation with the West in Syria, Foreign Ministry sets sights on Afghanistan; Russia and Ukraine closing airspace to each other’s airlines; gambling […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 5, 2015

TODAY: Diplomatic tensions rising over Russian bombing in Syria; Putin brushes off Western criticism; progress seen in Ukraine peace talks; both sides pledge to withdraw weapons; elections in rebel-held regions to be postponed; Russia will discuss oil prices with OPEC; Economy Ministry predicts GDP will recover (somewhat) in 2016.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 30, 2015

TODAY: France accuses Russia of ‘media strike’ on Islamic State as Kremlin sends more warplanes to Syria; new Ukraine agreement reached; Visa to stop guaranteeing Russia transactions; Putin ambivalent about a fourth term; spending cuts preferable to tax hikes.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2015

TODAY: LGBT activist attacked in Moscow; police swoop in on contraband cheese making operation; hotline established for denouncing smugglers; unemployment rising; Estonian officer jailed for spying; new radar systems in Arctic Circle; shaman’s last stand against Surgutneftegaz; art world remains rattled by God’s Will attack on Moscow exhibition; Putin enjoys Crimean submarine. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 5, 2015

TODAY: Russia resubmits claim to swathe of Arctic shelf; new restrictions on imports of medical equipment proposed; youth mortality rising; decree to destroy Western foodstuffs raise hackles of charities; Investigative Committee’s new book on Ukraine crisis offers inflammatory cover; British historian’s work banned in Sverdlovsk; Gazprom’s thwarted ambitions. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 13, 2015

TODAY: Russia-China relations strengthened at SCO summit, but who is most likely beneficiary? Kremlin’s armaments projects; plans for long-awaited Northern Sea Route gaining traction; Islamic State targets Russian recruits; how a new labour law makes this easier; ‘straight pride’. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 27, 2015

TODAY: Putin accuses Washington of abetting terrorists in new documentary; sees Crimea seizure as historically justified; ‘fortress mentality’ emerging in eastern Europe; Night Wolves denied entry to Poland; Arctic Council meeting unaffected by politics; another twerking video offends authorities; the perils of being a ‘foreign agent’.