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 – March 29, 2017

TODAY: Two-thirds of Russians blame Putin for corruption epidemic; Kremlin news organ says West hyped protests; Navalny’s ACF speaks out against detentions and current occupation of its offices; Putin and his Iranian counterpart close meetings, commit to nuclear energy; EU court upholds Rosneft sanctions; Kremlin breaks Arctic protection pledge; university lecturers attempt to put students […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 14, 2017

TODAY: Gazprom closer to antitrust agreement with the EU; Rosneft says US shale oil may hamper OPEC production cuts; Russia supporting Libyan military; EU prolongs its anti-Russia sanctions; Ukraine may ban Russia Eurovision contestant; Kara-Murza to return to Russia; Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned; Chirikova interviewed.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 23, 2017

TODAY: Trump presidency welcomed by enthusiastic Russians; OPEC optimistic about supply cuts following compliance agreements; Gazprom owns over a third of EU gas market; changes to domestic violence laws cause outcry among women’s rights advocates; journalist expelled from PEN for anti-Kremlin actions; Medvedev re-elected head of United Russia, says get used to sanctions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 21, 2016

TODAY: U.S. extends sanctions to include banking executives and man dubbed Putin’s ‘chef’; Moscow vows a response; Turkey’s Foreign Minister blames Gulen movement for assassination of Russian ambassador; Gazprom to lose stake in Turkey’s largest private gas importer; Kudrin advocates privatisation in energy sphere; abused opposition activist facing lawsuit; Siberia sick of prisoners.

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

TODAY: Crimea flare-up glitch in economic recovery; state lender Sberbank breaks records; another privatization put on hold; heads roll in Investigative Committee; whole new Internet planned for state officials; migrant workers perish in warehouse fire; no major advances in Syria peace talks; the perils of whistleblowing. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 7, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin concerned about Germany’s perception of Russia; Lavrov responds to NATO’s Finland drills; Lukoil reports massive drop in first-quarter profits, though oil prices are rebounding; Central Bank to finally cut main policy rate? Facebook and Yandex considering partnership; some Interior Ministry officials being investigated for corruption thanks to Panama Papers.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 23, 2016

TODAY: Compensation claim filed against Putin over MH17 crash; Russian woman granted asylum in Lithuania after breaking protest laws; economy out of recession for six months now, says economy minister; Syria seeking more Russian rebuilding support; United Russia holds advance voting with 9m turnout; Russia to fund additional drugs testing.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 12, 2016

TODAY: US to switch on missile defence shield despite Russia’s protestations; Georgia provokes Russia with military exercises; Navalny probed again, criminal case launched against RBC; EBRD puts freeze on loans to Russia; final power line laid to Crimea; Putin plays hockey, falls. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 20, 2016

TODAY: NATO to raise issue of dangerous military stunts with Russia later today; Constitutional Court rejects its first ECHR ruling; Medvedev says economic reform is necessary but not about to happen; Anti-Corruption Foundation candidates withdraw in protest against pre-election violations; HIV NGO labeled ‘foreign agent’; Putin and Poroshenko reach deal on Savchenko.