RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 25, 2017

TODAY: Russian botnet accused of meddling in Germany’s elections; Facebook finds links between Fancy Bear and fake accounts dating back to June 2016; Zapad is over (relatively) quietly, defying NATO fears; Nureyev ballet to go ahead in December; Council of Europe urges Kremlin to allow Navalny to run in presidential elections; Stalin statue prompts protest; sale […]

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 – Aug 11, 2017

TODAY: Trump thanks Putin for Embassy staff cuts; Foreign Ministry slams US Venezuela sanctions; Republicans took over $7m from Putin-linked oligarch; activist and journalist both sentenced, Udaltsov is released and vows to continue fighting the Kremlin; Kaspersky Lab settled antitrust dispute with Windows; Culture Ministry approves release of controversial Tsar film.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 7, 2017

TODAY: ECHR deems deportation of journalist illegal; meeting between Lavrov and Tillerson sees some positives emerge, despite tensions; Kremlin apparently willing to discuss Ukraine resolution; EU extends sanctions over turbines; Stalin’s victims forgotten; Putin on holiday.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 3, 2017

TODAY: Trump has ‘surrendered’ in signing sanction bill, says top official; Medvedev describes move as ‘trade war’; new website hopes to locate sources of Russian disinformation; Rogozin declared persona non grata by Moldova; Reuters report of mounting Russian death toll in Syria denied; Memorial member faces imprisonment in what colleagues believe to be politically motivated case; 2018 – […]

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

TODAY: Visa queues expected to increase as US digests cull of Russian embassy staff; local hires predicted to be let go first; Putin says he mulled the retaliatory move for some time; Mike Pence pledges solidarity with Baltic states against ‘specter of aggression’ from Kremlin; Warsaw and Moscow lock horns over World War Two commemorations; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 31, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin to expel almost 2/3 of US diplomatic staff in Russia in response to renewed sanctions; US deems it ‘regrettable’; Russian stocks slump; Rogozin fuming over thwarted Moldova visit; upcoming Kyrgyzstan elections prey to Russian to influence? RT reporter killed in Syria; Putin passes VPN ban. 

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 – July 10, 2017

TODAY: Putin and Trump meeting runs over by almost 2 hours, either very friendly or very awkward, depending on source; Trump fails to press Putin on elections, treatment of gay men in Chechnya, treatment of protesters, or the Boris Nemtsov case; ceasefire agreed for Syria; US sanctions to stay in place whilst fighting continues in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 6, 2017

TODAY: Achieving ‘working dialogue’ is Kremlin’s hope for Trump-Putin meeting; US President seen to be in weak negotiating position; Russia’s economy, however, offers little to vaunt; Kremlin extends food import ban; Channel One show caught using bots; Hungry and Gazprom sign a deal; Uzbekistan not tempted by CSTO.