RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2015

TODAY: AIDS epidemic worsening, says leading expert; activists arrested in drug cost protest; EBRD offends Russia with loan suspension; helicopter deal finally reached with India; Britain scrambles jets as Russian fighters skirt airspace; funding mission for Nemtsov’s ‘Putin.War’ report thwarted; safety of Novaya Gazeta reporter under threat in Chechnya.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 7, 2014

TODAY: Pro-Russian stronghold Slovyansk retaken by Ukrainian forces; Tatar leader banned from Crimea by Kremlin; Russians feel the pinch of sanctions. Putin reaches out to Obama; punishment for protesters tightened; Internet freedom attack enshrined in law; Putin’s star treatment. Slovyansk, the town in eastern Ukraine which served as the rebels’ military headquarters has been recaptured by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 7, 2013

TODAY: Moscow apologises to Norwegian reporters; Greenpeace activists detained in Moscow river protest; Bolotnaya supporters held in demonstration. Colombia rattled by Russia jets; property magnate Sergei Polonsky readies for Russian return; long-term economic forecasts gloomy; food prices soar; meteorite report.  The Russian government has apologised to two Norwegian journalists who complained of harassment by police […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 14, 2012

TODAY: Russia admits possibility of Syrian rebel victory; Putin suggests measured response to Magnitsky bill; EBRD says Russia failing to diversify economy; Rosneft seeks capital. Clear Russian involvement in Litvinenko case, says British coroner; protestors keen on Dec 15 march despite ban; Lady Gaga defends gay rights. ‘One must look facts in the face’: Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s deputy […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 29, 2012

TODAY: Rally in support of Leonid Razvozzhayev ends in arrests; Coordinating Council holds first meeting; A Just Russia leader denounces white ribbon movement; Prokhorov to devote himself entirely to politics. Economy facing squeeze; Moscow woos Kyrgyzstan with hydroelectric power; Putin’s health. Opposition leaders Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin and Sergei Udaltsov were all detained on Saturday during an unsanctioned […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 5, 2012

TODAY: Human Rights Watch decries harassment of rights worker; Politkovskaya remembrance given go-ahead; Kremlin looks to curb tax evasion; Orthodox Church dips into election politics; Russia mulling foreign access to Arctic?  Moscow urges restraint on condemnation of Syria’s deadly Turkish attack; Putin’s birthday. It has been revealed that a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, Tanya […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 10, 2012

TODAY: Left Front leader Udaltsov detained; opposition figureheads refuse to pay unsanctioned protest fines; Madonna defends gay rights at concert; devout Novosibirsk resident sues Pussy Riot.  Medvedev unhappy with Roscosmos mishaps; U.S. pharmaceutical giant to pay corruption fines; Patriarch Kirill’s economic wizardry In an attempt to hold an unsanctioned rally in front of the Investigative Committee […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 3, 2012

TODAY: Putin hints at clemency for Pussy Riot; trial interrupted by bomb threat; scant progress on Syria noted at Putin’s Olympic meeting with David Cameron.  Navalny’s colleagues plan political party; RPR-PARNAS registered.  Inflation worries grow; Vkontakte refuses to register same-sex relationships.  On a visit to London, President Vladimir Putin has told British reporters that he […]