RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 17, 2014

TODAY: Putin leaves G20 summit early after attacks by various leaders, expresses hope for resolution of Ukraine crisis; 30,000 march in Tbilisi against Russian integration; Wikipedia not reliable, Russia to create its own version; Nato head says Russian bombers put civilians at risk; falling oil prices hitting hard; state-sanctioned sexism? President Vladimir Putin left the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 14, 2014

TODAY: Putin in Brisbane for G20 amid criticisms of Russian aggression in Ukraine; President says the Kremlin is prepared for oil price slump. Pussy Riot take their prison campaign to London; politician hopes to legislate on marriage attire; concerns over threat to Arctic ecosystem; North Korea reaches out to Putin. As Vladimir Putin prepares to head […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 13, 2014

TODAY: Putin orders Russian forces to leave Ukrainian border, Poroshenko optimistic about a cease-fire; Finland says navy interfered with a state vessel; China visit to deepen a much-needed friendship; Memorial rights group under threat; Bolotnaya activist jailed; inflation boosts budget food retailers; Russian Grand Prix. President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to withdraw from the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 9, 2013

TODAY: Sobyanin hails win at ‘most open’ Moscow mayoral elections as Navalny alleges falsifications, supporters plan to rally; Putin pledges ongoing help for Syria; Olympics sponsors are worried; Sweden criticises Russia ‘economic warfare’. Moscow’s mayoral elections were held yesterday, with 3,300 polling stations recording an 18% turnout.  As of this morning in Russia, with roughly […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 6, 2013

TODAY: G20 begins with awkward greetings, Syria disputes, and a BRIC currency pool plan; proposed law would deprive gays of parental rights; mayoral candidates in home stretch; Golos leader quits Russia; Mail.ru makes hefty Facebook share profit; Rosatom moves into U.K. All eyes were on President Vladimir Putin as he greeted his U.S. counterpart, Barack […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 5, 2013

TODAY: Tensions run high ahead of G20 after Putin takes various swipes at U.S., denies persecution of gay community; IOC could drop pole vaulter over anti-gay comments; Moscow mayoral election this Sunday; new painting seized; Belarus potash row continues; Gazprom’s China pipeline delayed; Novatek to boost domestic position with E.ON deal. Rumours abound that organisers […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin speaks out on Syria, issues decree to help flood victims; MAKS air show brings in $21bn; oil cooperation with Azerbaijan; Sechin warns would-be foreign saboteurs; oil tax breaks; Kremlin bans Belarus pork; Moscow protesters detained; anti-gay laws lead to increased violence and tensions, reports say.  In his first comments about the Syria question, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 18, 2013

TODAY: G20 spy allegations provoke uneasy relations with U.S. and U.K.; Russia on its own on Syria at G8; Navalny takes witness stand; Freedom House sees worsening oppression in Eurasia; Alfa Group sets up London vehicle for $20 billion energy investment; Kremlin pulls reins on privatisation program.   New allegations leaked by Edward Snowden, that the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 15, 2013

TODAY: Meteorite shower in Urals injures hundreds; Georgian lawmaker convicted over opposition unrest; CPJ sees decline in Russia; ractopamine issues rile Europe. G20 finance ministers head to Moscow; Russia fails to wow global investors; Rushydro chief under pressure from Putin over dubious deals; Qatar interested in VTB. Rosneft looks for Venezuelan and Arctic deals; Putin’s […]