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 – Dec 15, 2017

TODAY: Putin holds annual press conference, talks foreign policy, bemoans lack of opposition; Navalny announces campaign platform; EU extends anti-Russia sanctions; Syrian opposition urging Russia to help with UN peace talks; FSB declassifies Soviet documents; Promsvyazbank to be bailed out by Central Bank. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 28, 2015

TODAY: Russia dismisses Amnesty accusations, says strikes killed top Syrian rebel leader; India and Russia sign $12.65bn nuclear deal; Putin calls for counter-terror coastal units; Moscow court will not officially recognise political nature of Nemtsov murder; spotlight on Bolshoi; Russia warming more quickly than rest of world. Putin perfume.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 28, 2015

TODAY: Putin defends decisions, hopes for more European independence, says Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize; Parnas rejection due to obstacles aimed at opposition, says Navalny;  Russia follows through with Dutch tulip ban, threatens to destroy banned food imports; Kiselyov proposal would create conglomerate to support pro-Kremlin music; Litvinenko suspect not allowed to testify.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 17, 2015

TODAY: Putin in Hungary with promise of nuclear power deal; Russia to respond to new E.U. sanctions, MI6 head says piling the pressure on Russia is dangerous; Russia is U.S. number one enemy; Rosneft publishes top execs aggregate earnings; Sistema awarded $1bn; treason detainment ruled unlawful; what happened to Crimea?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 11, 2014

TODAY: Putin’s India visit results in energy deals; Moscow cancels Uzbekistan debt; ruble trouble continues. Opposition activist placed on wanted list; school designated ‘foreign agent’, Putin influence noted by Time.   Vladimir Putin’s visit to India has yielded a deal in which Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom will supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2014

TODAY: Bashneft now in government hands; economic gloom persists; food prices expected to rise dramatically; Russia to talk weapons and nuclear with India; suspect in Litvinenko case hired as consultant on show about his murder; Usmanov’s noble/Nobel intervention. Russian oil company Bashneft has now been returned to the government following the controversial seizure of assets owned by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2014

TODAY: Russia to spend emergency budget on Crimea, upgrade Black Sea fleet; Obama says Russia will not turn back on Crimea, warns against further action; U.S. seeks to boost energy output to hurt Russia; Duma wants to limit showings of American films; Tymoshenko urges violence in leaked audio; Kosenko verdict upheld; economist Mikhail Dmitriyev violently […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 21, 2013

TODAY: Russia stakes its Arctic territory as Greenpeace activists complain of harsh conditions; Tolokonnikova resumes hunger strike; Sochi worker claims unpaid wages; nationalist protest in St. Petersburg, Moscow police to facilitate volunteer patrol for illegal migrants; Katyn case goes to EU court; “Russia’s Murdochs”; oil giants sign accord. Alexandra Harris, the British Greenpeace activist currently […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 29, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine wants Russia to accept its European partnership; Russia cuts Belarus oil; Putin’s rights council to challenge him on ‘foreign agents’; Moscow warns West not to act prematurely on Syria; partnerships with India, Pakistan; Putin lingerie artist flees. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov says Moscow must accept that his country is moving towards a […]