RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 16, 2017

TODAY: Putin says cannot yet say whether he will seek reelection next year, blames cyberattack on US, endorses OPEC cuts extension; Prosecutor General refuses to investigate Medvedev corruption claims; Navalny’s protest fine upheld; Trump allegedly revealed classified information to Russian officials during last visit; competition in Russian industry at a three-year low.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 27, 2017

TODAY: Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia movement blacklisted, just days before planned opposition protests; new app to assist opposition protestors; anti-Kremlin blogger assaulted twice in one day; U.S. says Russia failing to protect religious rights; nearly half of Russians would like to see Medvedev step down; Moscow’s best attempts will not thwart our plans to join NATO, says Montenegro. 

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 27, 2017

TODAY: Hundreds aggressively detained as thousands gather across Russia in protest against corruption and President Vladimir Putin’s regime, Navalny and 16 of his colleagues among those held by police; Voronenkov’s killer identified by Ukraine as a Russian agent; Foreign Ministry disappointed with extended US sanctions; Kremlin may halve current number of “foreign agents”; Putin meets […]

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

TODAY: Peskov speaks out against anti-Russian sentiment in US, says Kremlin “waiting” for constructive dialogue to begin; US claims Russia “doing a Syria” in Libya; Dadin detained again; court rules against “foreign agent” NGO; Russia world leader in nuclear weapons stockpiles; Kremlin officials aren’t getting any younger; giant oyster farm purchased by Putin ally; Medvedev […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 9, 2017

TODAY: Russians celebrate International Women’s Day, with varying sensitivity; U.S. military official and German Foreign Minister speak out against Russian missiles; Hungary says it will not veto anti-Russian sanctions; China randomly praises relations with Russia; RT gears up to begin broadcasting in France; Russia may boycott Eurovision this year.