RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 15, 2017

TODAY: Journalists invited to Syria missile launch; deescalation talks apparently proceeding; who is behind the week of bomb threats? Kremlin calls “hysteria” over Zapad a “provocation”; Kaspserky to testify in front of US lawmakers over espionage claims; Ford’s Russia venture grows; Rosneft seeking out opportunities in Norway; calls emerge for banning Russia from Winter Olympics […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 21, 2017

TODAY: US fines ExxonMobil $2m for violating Russia sanctions under Tillerson, company sues in response; Putin visits veteran rights activist Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday, hints at pardon for Izmestyev; anti-corruption protester sentenced to 2.5 years; Navalny debates with nationalist; Kremlin looking to restrict use of instant messengers. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 10, 2017

TODAY: Putin dismisses 10 senior law enforcement officials, meets with Netanyahu, German Foreign Minister and Exxon CEO; Moldova warns its officials not to travel to Russia; Kremlin may shift election date to Crimea celebration; Kremlin rejects U.S. accusations about nuclear treaty, new U.S. ambassador to Russia chosen; Norwegian journalist barred from Russia.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 12, 2017

TODAY: Main Russian propaganda outlets given state honours; ties growing with Libya?; Russia stations new defence set-up outside of Moscow, though unclear who it is deployed against; Duma moves to decriminalise domestic assault; Tillerson blames current Russia relations on Obama administration, denies knowledge of any ExxonMobil anti-sanction lobbying; Baikal water may return to normal levels. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 27, 2014

TODAY: Putin gives yearly Valdai Club speech, blames U.S. for Ukraine crisis, reveals he helped Yanukovych flee; Ukraine votes towards Europe; Naftogaz agrees on winter price; Rosneft will not get requested financial aid, Yevtushenkov’s Sistema may be enlisted to help; Nord Stream plan scrapped; Gunvor to divest Russian business; Roskomnadzor wants to check ISPs for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 30, 2014

TODAY: Iranian President offers support to Russia; Putin says relations with Azerbaijan are developing; Merkel says E.U. may need to rethink its energy strategy with Russia; 12 killed in eastern Ukraine; Investigative Committee and Ukraine launch criminal cases against each other; Moscow Helsinki Group ceases operations; Moscow City building and selling real estate; ruble at […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 29, 2014

TODAY: Central Bank power grows with Putin’s; Yakunin says Russia should declare financial amnesty; Lavrov fights veto abuse allegations, calls for a new reset with the U.S., blames NATO for an unending Cold War; Fogh-Rasmussen says Russia a disappointment; Rosneft and ExxonMobil strike oil in Arctic; foreign media law to hit global players; Tiger Day. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin presents new budget, admits sanctions have hit hard, Putin says they violate WTO principles; Kremlin minister says Yevtushenkov arrest will hurt economy; BBC news team beaten up for investigating soldier deaths; U.S. makes new aid pledge for Ukraine; ExxonMobil halts Arctic drilling project. The Kremlin’s new ‘fragile’ budget for 2015-2017 showed a heavy reliance […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2014

TODAY: West considers extending sanctions to energy sector; Russia tests ICBM and orders drills; Ukraine’s President upbeat on ceasefire; Washington determined to thwart Mistral deal. Gazprom makes sudden cut to exports to Poland; Sechin’s influence acknowledged; man accused of being IS member detained in Moscow.  The United States and European Union are reportedly seriously considering […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast, August 11, 2014

TODAY: Russia looks to prevent food price hikes following import restrictions; new law bans anonymous wifi access in public; dacha activism; Garry Kasparov fights Kremlin for FIDE role.  Donetsk on verge of being recaptured by Ukraine, reports say; Putin-hosted Karabakh talks yield little; Russia-West energy cooperation stays strong. Having introduced a year long ban on half its agricultural […]