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 – Feb 10, 2017

TODAY: Baltics want protection ahead of Russia drills, Lithuania locked down U.S. support before Trump could reverse deployment; Putin not invited to G7 this year; Peskov speaks out against sanctions as U.S. State Department publishes pro-sanctions research; protesters detained outside Rosneft HQ; Foreign Ministry says Amnesty International Syria report fake; Russia too weak to be […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 27, 2016

TODAY: Putin, observers weigh the pros and cons of Brexit for Russia; Duma passes controversial new terrorism and extremism laws and restrictions; wealthy Russians lost money last year; Russia and China sign several energy deals with Putin in Beijing; Rosatom struggling to close deals in Europe; Duma bans import and production of all GMOs; Kirov […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 18, 2016

TODAY: Navalny and colleagues attacked in Anapa, blame authorities and police; Pavlensky says he was assaulted in detention; foreign agents law amended to exclude charities; Siluanov defends Kremlin’s new higher dividend policy; Bashneft dropped from list of strategically important companies; new Khodorkovsky documents submitted to Interpol; US Justice Department investigating Russian doping.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 11, 2016

TODAY: New Panama leak says 6,000 Russian entities’ assets are offshore, Peskov dismisses report because papers are stolen; Sechin says OPEC is finished; Peskov slams Minsk agreement day before Ukraine peace meeting; Putin says Syria success is due to high-quality weapons; 4.5 tons of food destroyed in less than a year in compliance with food ban.

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

TODAY: Russian fighter jets graze US planes twice in one week, so much for Putin’s cosy rhetoric; Russia is only country that wants Trump; Bastrykin slams US ‘hybrid war’; Novak not worried about OPEC failure, Venezuela blames US; Abramovich to increase share of Norilsk Nickel; Peskov’s income four times greater than Putin’s.

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

TODAY: Russia guilty of war crimes in Syria, says Amnesty International; Washington and Moscow reach agreement on ceasefire plans; the Kremlin angling to increase surveillance of U.S. with new planes; Domodedovo airport owner victim of state asset grab?  Truckers across Russia commence ten day strike over Platon tax; opposition decries Kadyrov in new report.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 21, 2016

TODAY: Ruble hits an all-time low, Central Bank will not intervene, says economy is stable; VTB waiting for cue on privatisation; Navalny ordered to pay compensation to Senator he accused of corruption; Peskov fails to assuage activist concerns over Chechen leader’s remarks; Kasparov on Putin threat; Putin invites European Jews to Russia; Ukraine to push […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 16, 2015

TODAY: Putin sends condolences to France in wake of terror attacks, Kremlin leaders push for cooperation with West against terrorism, world leaders push for Russia to end conflict in Syria; Putin and Obama meet on sidelines of G20; Tusk notes Russia’s role in Syria has increased numbers of refugees; activists send bank-coffins down Moscow River; […]