RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2018

TODAY: Putin thanks voters, promises various improvements for new term; Putin relative appointed to Gazprom board; US tariffs could cost Russian metals producers $3bn; ethics committee failure to indict Slutsky leads to media boycott; protests over Volokolamsk landfill lead to firing of local deputy; Kremlin denies claims that Skripal begged for a pardon; Deripaska escort lawsuit […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2018

TODAY: UK-based oligarchs seek review of their legal status in Russia; professor loses job for complaining about low wages; St Petersburg activist found dead; Central Bank fines major banks for questionable operations; tens of thousands gather for Stalingrad anniversary; Peskov apologises for electioneering; Foreign Ministry responds to new US nuclear proposals; Russian plane shot down […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 22, 2017

TODAY: New proposal would further tighten rules on foreign media outlets; Navalny’s latest attack on Peskov; Putin offers debt relief sweetener to voters; UK Foreign Minister makes trip to Moscow, first in five years; high-profile Ukrainian interpreter suspected of spying for Russia; Moscow urges complete US withdrawal from Syria; pollution – nuclear and coal; Fridman crowned […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2017

TODAY: Zapad military exercises nearing completion as Putin watches through binoculars; March 18 next year confirmed for presidential elections; US engineer sentenced for attempting to sell secrets to “Russian spy”; Stanislav Petrov died earlier this year; Moscow unveils Kalashnikov statue; Navalny volunteer given 2 years jail time.

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 – July 27, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin will not officially respond to new US sanctions until they are official, but Duma members are slamming them; Germany especially concerned about effects on itself and EU more broadly; EU to introduce new Russia sanctions over Siemens turbines; Navalny’s chief of staff charged over poster images; Bolotnaya Square protester released 5 years later; […]

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; Volga Dnepr runs afoul of the Pentagon for alleged illegal arms export; 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. […]

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 – 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 […]