RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2017

TODAY: Russia suffers massive cyber attack; settlement reached with US authorities in controversial money laundering case just days before trial; Trump blames Comey firing on “Russia thing”; Tillerson says no doubt about Russian election interference; tens of thousands march in Moscow to protest demolitions; activists detained for reciting the constitution; RDIF fund planning $1.6bn Moscow […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 28, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin deters protestors gearing up for Saturday’s rallies; offices of Open Russia raided; Navalny inked again; Russian citizens lack faith in Kremlin’s ability to protect their rights; RT and Sputnik banned from events of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron; Putin expresses fear over rising tensions on Korean peninsula; Kadyrov’s power games.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 26, 2017

TODAY: Michael Flynn likely violated the law with Russia payments, asserts committee; Sergei Lavrov says U.S. claim over Taliban arms supply ungrounded; Washington’s fighter jets head to Estonia; OPEC considering extending deal on curbing production; al-Qaeda claims responsibility for St Petersburg bombing; Novaya Gazeta journalist fears for life after covering Chechen Republic’s attacks on gay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 25, 2017

TODAY: New report finds Russian society to be most unequal in the world; Putin’s popularity slightly dented, says new poll; jailed protestor takes case to ECHR; Macron’s campaign was hacked by Russians, says En Marche team; Moscow poised to make a final push for Marine Le Pen?  Countries in central Europe have boosted military spending […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 24, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin-friendly French presidential candidate Marine LePen through to second round; Washington says it will step up investigation into Trump’s Russia ties; allegations into Medvedev corruption will not be subject to probe; OSCE monitor killed in Ukraine; Moscow denounces it as ‘provocation’; Reuters loses deal over hacking expose; who is behind anti-Navalny campaign? Navalny, of course, says […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 5, 2017

TODAY: Russian citizen named as suspected bomber in St Petersburg attacks; Lavrov says blast must lead to increased joint efforts against terrorism, dismisses Syria links; stats indicating that Russia is out of recession are inaccurate, says Moscow Times; Medvedev dismisses Navalny fraud allegations indirectly as “politically motivated”; Udmurtia governor arrested for alleged bribe-taking; Justice Ministry […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 30, 2017

TODAY: Putin visits Arctic, orders military to protects its $30 trillion of interests there; ECHR investigating legality of “foreign agents” law; Investigative Committee opens criminal case into Voronenkov murder; Medvedev corruption claims may have cost him political future; director calls for more protests, warns Kremlin against warring with its youth; protester says she was threatened […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 15, 2017

TODAY: Montenegro calling on EU to stop Russia’s destructive influence; Russia denies sending special forces to Egypt; Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia; Levada Center “foreign agent” status upheld by court; Kremlin initiative to slow Internet connections would wreak havoc; Orthodox Church slams 1917 revolution and calls for dissembling of Lenin’s tomb.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 15, 2016

TODAY: Economy Minister Ulyukayev detained over $2m Bashneft sale bribe; freshwater Lake Baikal is toxic; factory workers prevented from using internet to organise; activists charged with offending religious feelings; Putin and Trump hold first telephone conversation; Putin warns Merkel of potential Ukraine gas theft; Poland volunteers to defend against Russia threat. 

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

TODAY: Putin says Moscow will follow OPEC production freeze and oil prices leap; Sechin has other ideas; Rosneft’s giant damages claim against media outlet examined; Syrian naval base likely to be made permanent; meeting between Erdogan and Putin sees relations improve and pipeline deal sealed; Minsk and Moscow ‘agree’ on gas prices; wiretap surveillance on the increase, […]