RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 26, 2017

TODAY: Michael Flynn likely violated the law with Russia payments, asserts committee; Sergei Lavrov says U.S. claim over Taliban arms supply ungrounded; Washington’s fighter jets head to Estonia; OPEC considering extending deal on curbing production; al-Qaeda claims responsibility for St Petersburg bombing; Novaya Gazeta journalist fears for life after covering Chechen Republic’s attacks on gay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 18, 2017

TODAY: Russia hopes US will not act unilaterally against North Korea; Kiselyov says Trump more dangerous than Kim Jong-Un; Russia unveils striking Arctic military base; Google antitrust case settled at $7.8m; Chechnya investigating reports of gay persecution as paper that broke the story receives threats and criticism; Khodorkovsky calls for people to back Navalny next year; […]

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

TODAY: Irkutsk protest organisers detained by National Guard; Navalny to continue organising protests, says poverty makes people brave; Volodin as Putin successor? UK says Russia interfered in Brexit vote; no G7 sanctions for Russia; Chechen men speak out about persecution; Putin warns of future ‘fake’ chemical attacks in Syria; Tillerson and Putin meet today; Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 22, 2016

TODAY: Putin pledges measures to combat consumption of fake alcohol as Siberian death toll rises; new information indicates clear link between hacking and Russia’s military intelligence arm; U.S. believes Kremlin has tested an anti-satellite missile; Russia blasts Netherlands; music teacher faces losing her job after attack by homophobic troll.   

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 14, 2016

TODAY: Putin offers sympathies to Obama in telegram following Orlando attack; Moscow resists, then accepts U.N. resolution condemning the attack on sexual minority; NATO obliges Poland and Baltic states with troop reinforcements over concerns of Russian aggression; football fans mirror Moscow’s foreign policy, says observer; right-wing activist allegedly travelling with team; man assaulted in St […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 16, 2014

TODAY: Central Bank hikes up interest rate in emergency measure to buoy rouble; prognosis bleak; results mixed so far; Russian media averts eyes. Obama mulls further sanctions; Lavrov hoping for Ukraine constitutional reform; Roscosmos suggests Russia go solo in space; HRW castigates Kremlin on LGBT rights abuses. In a dramatic move to halt the free […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 2, 2014

TODAY: Dramatic events in Eastern Ukraine as Kiev attempts to reclaim city; NATO sharpening rhetoric against Moscow; the costs of further annexation.  Gazprom still concerned over EU energy legislation; Greenpeace attempt to board Russian tanker; Crimea takes on gay-propaganda law.  Pro-Russian separatists in Slavyansk claim that Kiev has launched a ‘large-scale operation‘ to reclaim the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 29, 2014

TODAY: Putin insiders, including Igor Sechin, added to U.S. sanction lists; will they be effective? Gazprom among firms that fear effects. Mayor of Kharkiv shot;  Kremlin wary of NATO troops; Navalny fraud case; Kremlin wages war on Internet freedom; homophobia. The U.S. has named seven high-ranking individuals, among them Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, whom it […]

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

TODAY: Embassy slams gay hate crime documentary and denies homophobia, despite evidence; Egypt close to sealing arms deal; Sochi activist jailed for three years; Dozhd lawsuit dropped; Lukoil pulls out of Vietnam project; Yukos lawsuits continue. A British documentary about attacks on homosexuals in Russia carried out by neo-Nazi group ‘Occupy Pedophilia’ has been slammed as […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 11, 2013

TODAY: Magnitsky found guilty of tax evasion in posthumous trial; Navalny rallies the troops for mayoral campaign; Federation Council suggests clarification of NGO law needed; Moscow’s tree-planting business. Oil reserves de-classified; Europe feels pinch of Russia’s Asian energy drive. Ban on Muslim headscarves in Russia’s south upheld.  In Russia’s first ever posthumous trial, the late Sergei […]