RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 10, 2017

TODAY: Putin thinks doping allegations are a bid to influence elections, will meet Trump today; Twitter will store Russian user data; RT will register as a foreign agent; court orders seizure of Serebrennikov assets; Liberty Prize winners announced; World Bank business survey unrealistic? VTB recovers from Otrkitie losses; Crimean Anti-Monopoly Service head found dead; Russian […]

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

TODAY: Liberal theatre director Serebrennikov detained, accused of fraud; Bolotnaya Square prisoner held in solitary ahead of release; activist declared political prisoner over pretrial detention; media outlets fined for reposting rap battle; Indonesia to spend $1.14bn on Russian jets; Moscow announces fifth demolition wave; Merkel slams Schröder’s Rosneft job.

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 – July 27, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin will not officially respond to new US sanctions until they are official, but Duma members are slamming them; Germany especially concerned about effects on itself and EU more broadly; EU to introduce new Russia sanctions over Siemens turbines; Navalny’s chief of staff charged over poster images; Bolotnaya Square protester released 5 years later; […]

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

TODAY: Putin and Erdogan discuss coup attempt in Turkey; Kerry and Lavrov forge path towards peace in Syria but remain tacit on details; Bolotnaya protestor released; church worries about the influence of pocket monsters.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2015

TODAY: Pskov governor accused of ordering Kashin attack; German publishing house announces Russia exit; ECHR rules in favour of Bolotnaya activists, Parnas member fined for Twitter post, woman jailed for dancing at memorial; U.S. Embassy says cultural center closure erodes ties; Putin and Berlusconi face lawsuit for drinking Crimea wine; Peskov assets scandal.

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

TODAY: Putin celebrates Crimea annexation one year on; Moscow signs integration pact with South Ossetia to E.U.’s consternation; Nemtsov murder exposes Putin’s Chechnya problem, say analysts; health of imprisoned billionaire in danger; Sweden’s espionage fears; GM shutting up shop in Russia; China pipeline delayed?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 21, 2014

TODAY: EU criticises Bolotnaya Square sentences; Ukrainian star at top of Moscow tower, work of ‘hooligans’; McDonald’s closures; agricultural sector will require billions amid import ban. VTB feels pain of Ukraine crisis; Ferguson continues to provide Foreign Ministry with ammunition.  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has expressed disapproval at the ‘disproportionate‘ sentences meted out to Bolotnaya […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 25, 2014

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov found guilty in Bolotnaya Square protests; Putin’s approval ratings reach a high; IMF forecasts weaker growth.  Russia denies missiles launched on its territory against Ukrainian fighter jets; Kremlin disapproves of U.S. South Korea plans; Canada announces sanctions.  Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Leonid Razvozzhayev have been found guilty of organising mass […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 29, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine blames Russia for violence in east, Lavrov blames West; arrest warrant for second Bolotnaya protester this week; Ukraine will not pay until gas price drops as alleged debt passes $5bn; emigration, alcoholism. 300 coalminers rallied in support of pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk yesterday, but the overall situation in eastern Ukraine, has returned to relative […]