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; 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 – 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 […]

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.