RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 22, 2017

TODAY: Central Bank will nationalise B&N to avoid broader collapse; Eurobond demand exceeds $4bn; Yandex evacuated after Putin visit provokes bomb scare; response war games in Poland; Naftogaz sues Gazprom for $5bn; Moscow rethinking environmental policy, but not carbon emissions; Russia to beat Saudi Arabia as China’s #1 oil supplier. 

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

TODAY: United Democrats win symbolic victory in Moscow councils; CJP urges accountability on Latynina; new film about Tsar prompts attacks by religious fanatics; fighting against the Russian propaganda machine; Ukraine wary of Putin’s peacekeeping proposal; Gazprom in need of Naftogaz; Moscow mulling further US diplomatic expulsions; Washington alleges Russian smugglers helping North Korea in wake of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 6, 2017

TODAY: Achieving ‘working dialogue’ is Kremlin’s hope for Trump-Putin meeting; US President seen to be in weak negotiating position; Russia’s economy, however, offers little to vaunt; Kremlin extends food import ban; Channel One show caught using bots; Hungry and Gazprom sign a deal; Uzbekistan not tempted by CSTO.  

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 2, 2017

TODAY: Putin says hacking by “patriots” a “theoretical” possibility; President’s views on Snowden aired in trailer for Oliver Stone’s Putin Interviews; SPIEF underway; optimism abounds; Gazprom and Rosneft privatisation to continue; Yandex’s new driverless car; Navalny’s march request rejected, but he can still rally the troops online. 

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.