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

TODAY: Facebook may be banned in Russia if it fails to comply with laws on localising data; VKontakte founder says that Kremlin will not stop until it has backdoor to Internet services; two governors dismissed; FSB linked to Moscow hit-and-run; Russian embassy worried by US army handbook; tensions between US and Russia in Syria mount; Gazprom […]

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

TODAY: Media regulator suspends domain of US neo-Nazi site; Alexei Navalny sheds light on luxurious life of Peskov’s son; feminist camp forced to close; Russian consumer confidence increasing; Sobibor commemoration spat continues; almost half of Russians approve of an assertive foreign policy; Moscow cashing in on Syrian ruins; the Chechen connection. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 1, 2017

TODAY: Visa queues expected to increase as US digests cull of Russian embassy staff; local hires predicted to be let go first; Putin says he mulled the retaliatory move for some time; Mike Pence pledges solidarity with Baltic states against ‘specter of aggression’ from Kremlin; Warsaw and Moscow lock horns over World War Two commemorations; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 1, 2016

TODAY: Putin addresses nation in annual speech; stresses importance of unity; RT to receive funding boost; young technocrat named as new Economic Development Minister; an economic rather than political appointment, observers suggest; Russia daunting as a cyberpower, says Western security expert; Ukraine pledges to avoid Crimean airspace in controversial missile tests. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 30, 2015

TODAY: Washington accuses Russia of damaging civilian infrastructure in Syria air raids; Kremlin opposes ‘barrel bomb’ resolution; Communist Party would make coming out illegal; Putin proposes new youth organisation; documents seized at Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature; Russian stake in Euronews frozen in Yukos damages ruling; Moscow thwarts plans for Antarctic sanctuary; Internet freedoms in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 21, 2015

TODAY: Russian deployment to Syria extended with fighter jets; Netanyahu in Moscow to discuss the nature of increased Russian presence; soldiers who claimed they were posted to Syria face criminal charges; new base in Belarus receives Putin’s approval; opposition rally attracts thousands of protestors calling for change of leader; Komi governor in major graft case; separatist conference […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 2, 2015

TODAY: President Putin prepares to solder Russia-China ties at Beijing meeting; economic downturn of both likely to cast a shadow; Alrosa to slash prices; Aeroflot takes over competitor; miners on hunger strike in Siberia; new Internet surveillance law condemned by activists; Putin’s sporty start to September.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 26, 2015

TODAY: Ukrainian film-maker sentenced to 20 years in prison; early release of Defence Ministry official jailed for embezzlement raises outcry; MAKS-2015 air show offers opportunities for major defence deals; Economy Ministry slashes GDP forecast; Western detergents deemed unsanitary; Lyudmila Alekseyeva honoured with prize nomination. 

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

TODAY: Think tank report warns scale of NATO and Russia war games will increase likelihood of conflict; military exercises act as trade show for Russian defence; Dutch investigators find possible evidence of BUK system in MH17 crash; E.U. fears for Ukraine cease-fire; fifteen years after Kursk disaster, citizens less critical of state response; Reddit may be […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 3, 2015

TODAY: Gay rights protest in St Petersburg ends in detentions; Kremlin dislikes gay emojis; luxury watch clocked at Peskov wedding; Orthodox Church’s sway in heritage sector causing concern; majority of citizens favor censoring Internet should circumstances require it; food prices stabilise.