RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 18, 2017

TODAY: Media regulator suspends domain of US neo-Nazi site; Alexei Navalny sheds light on luxurious life of Peskov’s son; feminist camp forced to close; Russian consumer confidence increasing; Sobibor commemoration spat continues; almost half of Russians approve of an assertive foreign policy; Moscow cashing in on Syrian ruins; the Chechen connection. 

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

TODAY: Moscow demolition plan approved, residents arrested at protest; demographic data in decline; Russians worry about low wages; Rosneft planning $8.4bn investment in offshore energy; dozens sentenced to jail time for protesting in St Petersburg; US Senate votes in favour of anti-Russia sanctions; Navalny has no hope of running for President, says Pamfilova.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 14, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin disregards calls to release detained protesters, state press dismisses and criticises rallies, Navalny associate and opposition leader sentenced; HRW exposes abuse of workers at World Cup facilities; controversial Nord Stream 2 will profit only Gazprom; Putin gives family award to Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russian election hacking may have been more extensive than initially thought.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 13, 2017

TODAY: Thousands march against corruption for Russia Day, over 1,000 detained, large youth turnout; Navalny arrested and sentenced for organising rallies; Oliver Stone talks about Putin documentary after preview given to press; US decides on new Russia sanctions; Russian hackers now capable of affecting electrical power?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 1, 2017

TODAY: Navalny ordered to delete Medvedev corruption allegation video; pressure on those helping his election campaign mounts; court sides with activist over conviction; Amnesty ups pressure on Russia regarding gay purges in Chechnya; Kremlin expels Estonian and Moldovan diplomats; eases some sanctions against Turkey; RT hits back at Macron; how to untie the ruble from oil. 

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

TODAY: Putin has ‘frank’ discussion with new French President; Macron lambasts Russian media ‘falsehoods’; Kremlin promises muscular response to expulsion of diplomats from Moldova; Usmanov’s battle with Navalny takes on new direction; anti-corruption rallies planned for June; Kremlin sends anti-protest message through pop; Yandex offices in Ukraine subject to raid.

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 […]