RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 8, 2017

TODAY: Macron defeats Russia favourite in French presidential elections, emails leaked just before campaign blackout attributed to Russian group; protests in Moscow mark anniversary of Putin’s third presidential term; Russia-led Syria ceasefire sees early results; Moscow to fight EBRD on investment freeze; OPEC wants crude cut extended; Lavrov’s plane violates Estonian airspace; Gazprom begins TurkStream […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 4, 2017

TODAY: Navalny embezzlement conviction upheld, blocking presidential bid, he says will run anyway, appeal to Constitution Court and ECHR; law enforcement ignores zelyonka attacks; intensification of Chechen persecution of gays; Russia and Turkey relationship recovered; Rosneft sues Sistema, causing share plummet; Comey expects more Russian election meddling; television a declining mode of influence.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 29, 2016

TODAY: US threatens to end Syria diplomacy with Russia over ‘barbaric’ Aleppo attacks; criminal investigation team says Russia was behind downing of MH-17; Putin unveils hopes for new budget as oil production continues to hit post-Soviet highs; anti-abortion movement grows. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 17, 2016

TODAY: St Petersburg Economic Forum begins with high profile participation from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; latter asserts need for Western cooperation with Moscow; Sarkozy suggests Russia should lift its sanctions before E.U.; Kudrin fears for economy without diversification; colossal icebreaker unveiled; Ukrainian Orthodox Church seeks independence from Moscow; gay club stormed by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 16, 2016

TODAY: Couple detained in Moscow after attempting to leave tribute to Orlando massacre victims; Kremlin announces Syria cease-fire hot on Washington’s warnings; Defense Ministry accuses NATO of fanning hysteria; Chaika invested with another five years as Prosecutor General; Golos finds violations in May primaries; Kremlin masking extent of wildfires, says Greenpeace.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 20, 2015

TODAY: State Duma and Federation Council to discuss fight against terror in rare joint meeting; Moscow claims to have hit ISIS HQ in air raids; Syria serving to draw Russia out of isolation?  Ukraine fears this means its interests will be ignored; China buys batch of fighter jets; Russia will build nuclear plant in Egypt; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 5, 2015

TODAY: UK suspends flights to and from Egypt, says Russia crash caused by bomb, US and EU security sources agree; Lavrov says Russia needs to distinguish between legitimate opposition and terror groups; Syria opposition wants Russia excluded from talks; European and Baltic leaders concerned about Russian aggression; Putin wants nuclear protection, tops Forbes Most Powerful […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 30, 2015

TODAY: Washington accuses Russia of damaging civilian infrastructure in Syria air raids; Kremlin opposes ‘barrel bomb’ resolution; Communist Party would make coming out illegal; Putin proposes new youth organisation; documents seized at Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature; Russian stake in Euronews frozen in Yukos damages ruling; Moscow thwarts plans for Antarctic sanctuary; Internet freedoms in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 12, 2015

TODAY: Putin defends Syria intervention, says it has been more effective than U.S. efforts; Kasparov says Russia’s aim is to destroy world order; HRW suspects Russia using cluster munitions; anti-terror agency intercepts Moscow terror attack; Putin meets with Saudia Arabia defense minister; funding cut for RT; poll shows dwindling tolerance for minorities; Lukashenko win could mean […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 25, 2015

TODAY: Putin to deliver hotly anticipated speech at U.N. General Assembly on Monday; sideline meeting with Obama scheduled as Russia’s Syrian involvement deepens; contrasting views appear on subject matter of meeting; new figures reveal Russia’s economic dependence on energy; Kiev names Russia enemy number one; gas talks with Ukraine to resume; the real Putin telephones […]