RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 21, 2017

TODAY: Russian ambassador to U.N. dies suddenly; tributes from colleagues pour in; Kremlin defends its decision to recognise passports from Ukraine’s separatist regions; decries Ukrainian peace plan; Trump media coverage in Russia downscaled, TV analysis says; German nationalist leader cosies up to United Russia; economy needs reform, says leading analyst; new film on Boris Nemtsov.

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 21, 2016

TODAY: U.S. extends sanctions to include banking executives and man dubbed Putin’s ‘chef’; Moscow vows a response; Turkey’s Foreign Minister blames Gulen movement for assassination of Russian ambassador; Gazprom to lose stake in Turkey’s largest private gas importer; Kudrin advocates privatisation in energy sphere; abused opposition activist facing lawsuit; Siberia sick of prisoners.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 13, 2016

TODAY: Congress pledges to investigate CIA’s assessment of Russian interference in U.S. presidential election; prospect of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State praised by Kremlin; clash of ideas over Syria interventions; Russia pledges to assist Serbia militarily; Lavrov pours scorn on E.U. terminology for Crimea; Gorbachev suggests ‘new union’ could emerge; RBC media ordered to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2016

TODAY: Ukrainian President makes stark warning on threat from Russia; disagrees with CIS plans to send election monitors to Crimea; rights lawyer barred from leaving Russia; McCain backed NGO added to undesirable list; Sechin to sue Novaya Gazeta over super yacht claims; privatization delays imperil budget, worry analysts; Putin’s shuffling of staff an attempt to concentrate power? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 8, 2016

TODAY: Entire Paralympian team banned from Rio 2016 games; petition calling for Medvedev’s resignation gains momentum; corruption measures ineffectual, says Transparency International; workers on bridge to Crimea complain of slavery-like conditions; government’s Bashneft stake valued. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 1, 2016

TODAY: Russian government bodies allegedly hit with a ‘professional’ cyber attack; US press pushing Russia-hacked-DNC-emails line; Duma lawmaker says a Clinton presidency would not improve relations with Russia, RT and Channel One take their own angles on the US presidential race; Central Bank holds key lending rate; Finnish fund keeps eye on Russian role in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 23, 2016

TODAY: Putin affirms need for robust defence against NATO; praises Duma for Crimea ‘integration’; SPIEG and successful spin; online criticism increasingly dangerous; probe into Karelia boat disaster flags up corruption; head of Moscow region’s electoral commission resigns. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 20, 2016

TODAY: Russian team banned from Rio Olympics; E.U. extends Crimea sanctions for another year; German Foreign Minister surprises with conciliatory stance towards Russia; Putin makes appearance at SPIEG, offers commitment to partnership with E.U.; mood seemingly improved at this year’s forum; Italian companies sign raft of deals; Rosneft privatisation plans.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 26, 2016

TODAY: Putin signs pardon and returns Savchenko to Ukraine; Medvedev mocked for response to Crimean pensioner; activist possibly framed for burglary; press silent on Economic Council meeting; Russia and France reactivating cooperation; Sberbank reports record profits; Russian banker sentenced in US for espionage.