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 […]

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

TODAY: Navalny calls for last-minute rally location change, protesters already detained in Far East; hackers post ACF video on government websites; Lavrov tells US no more Syria strikes; Foreign Ministry says West cannot see positive dynamics in Crimea; Putin losing out with Trump? 

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

TODAY: Open Russia’s protest campaign leads hundred onto streets on Saturday, many arrested; Alexei Navalny suffering and under scrutiny after zelyonka attack; opposition activist jailed after calling for Putin to step down; Yabloko member attacked with chemicals; Foreign Ministry says US deployment of anti-missile system is a treaty violation; Montenegro angers Kremlin with NATO plans; for Vkontakte, […]

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

TODAY: Peskov, PM, and residents praise Putin on anniversary of Crimea annexation; Medvedev has the flu, for real; Russians dream of Putin; Siberian environmental protection losing to oil excavation; LGBT protest planned for Svetogorsk mayor; cathedral’s transfer to Orthodox Church protested in St. Petersburg; Navalny not permitted to hold anticorruption rally in Moscow; Roscosmos official […]

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.