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

TODAY: Lavrov warns Washington about lawsuits over property seizures; Russian delegation heading to UN meeting denied entry to US; did Russia use Pokemon Go to influence American minds in election? Kaspersky lab to work with Interpol; arms deal with Riyadh; new ruble banknote with contentious image; Pskov governor resigns in pre-election shakeup; trust in the […]

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

TODAY: Director Serebrennikov placed under house arrest, protesters gather in his defence, one detained; engineer released from prison after 2 years for sharing social media post about Crimea; Putin praises dialogue with Vatican; Rosneft wins $2.3bln case against Sistema. Ambassador to Sudan found dead.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 17, 2017

TODAY: Ulyukayev bribe hearings begin; Moscow planning a Soviet memorial; Russian Railways will not let Crimea dispute affect its relationship with Siemens; Putin appears in public, ending rumours; report says religious freedom in Russia on par with Sudan; OPEC cuts may need to run for five years; UK LGBT author censored in Russia; Game of […]

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

TODAY: Gay Pride in St Petersburg gathers a hundred activists; five years of NGO constraints; renowned theater director’s passport confiscated; women to be accepted into Air Force; Snapchat finds itself registered with Russian regulator unawares; Washington may force embassy closure on Russia; defeating forecasts, economy grows; Venezuela bust is Putin’s boon. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 7, 2017

TODAY: ECHR deems deportation of journalist illegal; meeting between Lavrov and Tillerson sees some positives emerge, despite tensions; Kremlin apparently willing to discuss Ukraine resolution; EU extends sanctions over turbines; Stalin’s victims forgotten; Putin on holiday.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 4, 2017

TODAY: Movement in support of Novaya Gazeta journalist facing deportation gains momentum, captures Kremlin’s attention; Navalny fined for fliers as a regional HQ comes under attack; authorities quieten teacher scandal; pipeline monopoly says sanctions will not harm projects; the rise of the Russian tomato; Putin remains coy on 2018 elections. 

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

TODAY: US fines ExxonMobil $2m for violating Russia sanctions under Tillerson, company sues in response; Putin visits veteran rights activist Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday, hints at pardon for Izmestyev; anti-corruption protester sentenced to 2.5 years; Navalny debates with nationalist; Kremlin looking to restrict use of instant messengers. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 20, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin dismisses US media reports of second Putin-Trump meeting; Lavrov says implementation of Minsk accords has nothing to do with diplomatic relations; Russia faces challenge of turning smuggled Siemens’ turbines on; oil exports to fall slightly this year, cooperation with OPEC to continue; online suicide game developer sentence, law changed to double punishment; journalist […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 17, 2017

TODAY: WWF report warns of damage from resort expansion in Crimea; Power Machines CEO detained by FSB, possibly in connection with Siemens’ turbines case; Putin bans doping athletes and coaches from receiving Kremlin money; US right-wing media not interested in Trump’s Russia scandals, says NYT.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 12, 2017

TODAY: Siemens to sue Russia over removal of gas turbines to Crimea; Novak calls for end to sabotage of Russian energy projects in the EU; Russia agrees $3.5bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia; Kaspersky Lab has worked with FSB, emails show; Russia complains to WTO over agreement with Ukraine; court denies Navalny request to swap […]