RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 29, 2017

TODAY: Putin tells security to take no terrorist prisoners; Navalny boycott video temporarily blocked, Kremlin to investigate legality of his calls; Yashin detained for meeting with voters; FSB surprisingly generous about secret police; Central Bank considering digital currency; satellite launch failures to be investigated; 13% live below poverty line. 

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

TODAY: Pussy Riot member detained at FSB protest; Moscow opposition rally banned by the city council; Khodorkovsky hits back at Kremlin with new website; Kadyrov placed on Magnitsky list; fighting in eastern Ukraine worsening, fear officials; computer glitch spoils sales rush for retailers; IOC lays out rules for Russians competing at 2018 Winter Olympics. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 2, 2016

TODAY: US extends its anti-Russia sanctions over Ukraine crisis, targeting Gazprom and new bridge to Crimea; Peskov says reciprocity is likely; women detained at Beslan event for wearing anti-Putin t-shirts; tepid reception for Yashin’s United Russia report, party continuing to lose support; Russia to create its own human rights group; China completes $2bn worth of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 24, 2016

TODAY: Syria says Russia has intensified air strikes following ceasefire, which Putin says does not apply to terrorist groups; Russia and Ukraine seeking $100 billion from each other in various claims; Amnesty cites Russia in global rights report; Navalny awarded damages by ECHR over KirovLev case; Yashin faces protesters, bomb threats at presentation of Kadyrov […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 14, 2015

TODAY: Multiple violations reported in regional elections; NGO office raided in Kostroma where Parnas claims to have reached 5% of the vote; authorities contest; Russia will continue to supply Assad with weapons; observers ponder reasons for escalation of Moscow’s involvement in Syria; ceasefire in Ukraine holding; Elton John wants to tell Putin how he feels […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2015

TODAY: Kremlin remains silent on rumours that it sent troops to Syria, says Syrian armed forces are West’s only hope of defeating IS; Ukraine and Slovakia oppose natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany; opposition leaders subjected to ‘guerrilla campaign’ to discredit them before weekend’s regional elections; Navalny interview; vandal sentenced to two years in prison; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 7, 2015

TODAY: Putin calls migrant crisis ‘predictable’; Russia sending military support and possibly troops to Syria, prompting warning from Kerry; Memorial fined over foreign agents law; BBC proposes counter to RT; Yashin campaign thwarted in Kostroma; Snowden slams recent Russian laws; wedding police to combat joy.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2015

TODAY: Nemtsov’s posthumous Ukraine report published, revealing details of Kremlin involvement in war, Peskov says hasn’t seen it; U.S. Secretary of State in friendly but inconclusive talks with Putin and Lavrov; Merkel censored by translator; new Russia rail deal for China; state-run bank to pay accused spy’s legal fees; Swedes have novel ideas for putting […]

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

TODAY: Nemtsov’s Ukraine report completed by Yashin, to be published today; Kerry and Putin will meet to discuss relations; NATO head says Minsk agreement ‘blatantly’ violated; Russia and China begin military exercises; Rosprirodnadzor not collecting pollution fines; Kadyrov and Khodorkovsky feuding.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 11, 2015

TODAY: Putin calls for global security at Victory Day Parade; Poroshenko slams Russia’s spectacle; Chinese President’s visit signals a raft of deals; NATO hotlines aim to defuse escalating conflict; Merkel visits Putin to press for end to Ukraine conflict; Yashin to release Nemtsov report.