RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 9, 2017

TODAY: Court overturns deportation order for journalist; Udaltsov returns to the fray after serving out Bolotnaya sentence; Navalny backtracks after shocking US media with ‘joke’ comment about risks of opposition activity; Putin visits Abkhazia to highlight support for breakaway region as 2008 war with Georgia is remembered; trial of Alexei Ulyukayev – a message to the elite; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 27, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin will not officially respond to new US sanctions until they are official, but Duma members are slamming them; Germany especially concerned about effects on itself and EU more broadly; EU to introduce new Russia sanctions over Siemens turbines; Navalny’s chief of staff charged over poster images; Bolotnaya Square protester released 5 years later; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 21, 2017

TODAY: US fines ExxonMobil $2m for violating Russia sanctions under Tillerson, company sues in response; Putin visits veteran rights activist Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday, hints at pardon for Izmestyev; anti-corruption protester sentenced to 2.5 years; Navalny debates with nationalist; Kremlin looking to restrict use of instant messengers. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 21, 2017

TODAY: ECHR rules against “gay propaganda” law, Kremlin will consider; will Nord Stream 2 weaken Europe? Putin suggests Rosneft pay 50% of income in dividends; foreign investors buying up Russian sovereign debt; poll says Russians dislike Putin’s economics; oil price much more impacting on Russian economy than sanctions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 13, 2016

TODAY: Congress pledges to investigate CIA’s assessment of Russian interference in U.S. presidential election; prospect of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State praised by Kremlin; clash of ideas over Syria interventions; Russia pledges to assist Serbia militarily; Lavrov pours scorn on E.U. terminology for Crimea; Gorbachev suggests ‘new union’ could emerge; RBC media ordered to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 8, 2016

TODAY: American election branded disgusting by Russian news show anchor; Washington paranoid about Russian interference says Foreign Ministry, which has pledged to ban U.S. officials from monitoring future Russian elections; the Surkov Leaks – a tale of Western hacking? Russia-China ties solidify; Rosneft subsidiary to sell 20% to CNC; opposition groups planning Syrian protest in Moscow; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 11, 2016

TODAY: Putin says Moscow will follow OPEC production freeze and oil prices leap; Sechin has other ideas; Rosneft’s giant damages claim against media outlet examined; Syrian naval base likely to be made permanent; meeting between Erdogan and Putin sees relations improve and pipeline deal sealed; Minsk and Moscow ‘agree’ on gas prices; wiretap surveillance on the increase, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 30, 2016

TODAY: Russia thought to be stepping up cyberattacks, possibly in connection with US presidential elections; Ukrainian religious leader targeted under new anti-terror laws; NATO says Russia stepping up military exercises but not breaking rules; Paralympics team now barred from 2018 Winter Olympics as well; Sechin offers Kremlin $5bn cash for control stake in Bashneft. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2016

TODAY: Ukrainian President makes stark warning on threat from Russia; disagrees with CIS plans to send election monitors to Crimea; rights lawyer barred from leaving Russia; McCain backed NGO added to undesirable list; Sechin to sue Novaya Gazeta over super yacht claims; privatization delays imperil budget, worry analysts; Putin’s shuffling of staff an attempt to concentrate power? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2016

TODAY: Russian military to be tested for combat readiness; Sechin interview reveals concerns over plans to sell 20% of Rosneft and anticipates stiffened competition in energy sector; Western attendance at St Petersburg Economic Forum set to pick up? Russia appears on soft power rankings; regional leader of opposition party attacked; UEFA gives Russia suspended disqualification; […]