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

TODAY: Armenia joins Eurasian customs union; Russian oil continuing to glut market after a record year; BP earnings suffering due to Rosneft stake; Finland and Russia keeping polite relations; U.S.-Russia nuclear rivalry on the rise? First military death of the year in Ukraine. Armenia has officially joined Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union, with Kyrgyzstan to follow […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin drops South Stream, looks to Turkey; NATO accuses Russia and vice-versa; Russia to up its military exercises next year; Kiev reaches truce with separatists; Moldova turns to Europe; ruble suffers worst day since 1998; Rosneft privatisation approved. President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will scrap construction of the long-awaited $22 billion South […]

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

TODAY: Central Bank power grows with Putin’s; Yakunin says Russia should declare financial amnesty; Lavrov fights veto abuse allegations, calls for a new reset with the U.S., blames NATO for an unending Cold War; Fogh-Rasmussen says Russia a disappointment; Rosneft and ExxonMobil strike oil in Arctic; foreign media law to hit global players; Tiger Day. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2014

TODAY: West considers extending sanctions to energy sector; Russia tests ICBM and orders drills; Ukraine’s President upbeat on ceasefire; Washington determined to thwart Mistral deal. Gazprom makes sudden cut to exports to Poland; Sechin’s influence acknowledged; man accused of being IS member detained in Moscow.  The United States and European Union are reportedly seriously considering […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 30, 2014

TODAY: U.S. and E.U. broaden sanctions hitting banks and energy companies; Obama denies new Cold War; Moscow vows retaliation; Russia may abandon ‘unfair’ U.S. nuclear treaty; Yukos former VP satisfied with ruling; Russians blame West over Ukraine; new giant holes discovered. New sanctions announced yesterday will see Europe clamping down on Russia’s state-owned banks and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2014

TODAY: Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine after deadline elapses; supplies to Europe not in danger says Moscow; Sechin avoids publishing income. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister shunned by Kremlin; Moscow vaunts aid to Ukraine’s refugees; explosion at oil refinery kills seven.  Russia has restricted gas supplies to Ukraine after the deadline for payment of $1.95 billion […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 26, 2014

TODAY: Poroshenko wins Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels smash ballot boxes, Putin promises to support new leadership, says no one wants new Cold War; Ukraine accuses Russia of military exercises on border; Putin SPIEF speech touches on sanctions, Snowden; BP and Rosneft sign shale exploration deal. Petro Poroshenko, the billionaire confectioner often dubbed the ‘Chocolate King’, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 16, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives Ukraine a deadline for gas prepayment; Kiev comes back with a reduced price; Europe and U.S. poised to sharpen sanctions as Western oil companies suffer; Rogozin threatens to deactivate GPS infrastructure; interview with former U.S. ambassador McFaul; gay rights protest to go ahead despite warnings; Putin’s popularity still on the up; Snowden […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 11, 2014

TODAY: Satellite images show troops on Ukraine border; Putin warns EU of gas shortage in event of cuts, says Crimea was a last-minute decision; Shuvalov says sanctions won’t influence policy; Council of Europe votes to withdraw Russia voting rights; Kiselev praises Russian freedom of speech; Ukraine activist alleges torture in Crimea; Gazprom takes over Kyrgyz […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev visits Crimea; Putin promises to withdraw some troops from Ukraine border; Lavrov slams E.U. and U.S. ‘blockade’ of Transdnestr, flaunts China ties; ‘foreign agent’ law to be amended; Dozhd gets another 50 days; BP appoints new Russia head. To the chagrin of Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea yesterday, promising more cash and […]