RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 8, 2017

TODAY: Thousands gather in Moscow for Communist rally to mark Centenary of Revolution, Putin avoids celebrations; Zyuganov will run for President; Other Russia members jailed for protesting; large pension fund struggling in wake of bank collapse; Russia and Israel to publish ancient Hebrew manuscripts.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 10, 2017

TODAY: Putin dismisses 10 senior law enforcement officials, meets with Netanyahu, German Foreign Minister and Exxon CEO; Moldova warns its officials not to travel to Russia; Kremlin may shift election date to Crimea celebration; Kremlin rejects U.S. accusations about nuclear treaty, new U.S. ambassador to Russia chosen; Norwegian journalist barred from Russia.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 16, 2016

TODAY: Analysts converge in belief that Russia’s pullout from Syria has improved its position; pressure now on Assad; Kremlin youth organization hopes to label Navalny NGO foreign agent; Deputy Culture minister detained on suspected embezzlement; Putin says people like repressive measures, sometimes; pension system reform on the cards; the pranksters who take on presidents deny […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 22, 2015

TODAY: Putin reassures Netanyahu over Syria; Pugachev seeks $10bn in damages from Kremlin; radio engineer jailed for 14 years in treason case; Gazprom seeks out-of-court settlement with E.U.; state media post doctored picture of U.S. ambassador “at” protest; environmental NGO listed as foreign agent; NATO calls on Russia to withdraw heavy weapons from Ukraine. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 20, 2015

TODAY: Opposition movements to join forces as state bears down on critics; Yevgenia Chirikova quits Russia; wildfires an act of arson by opposition, claim authorities; Khodorkovsky sees Kadyrov link in Open Russia raid; Rogozin defies travel plan for Norway visit; the woes of Vostochny Cosmodrome; statistics dampen Putin’s financial optimism; Russia raises Israel’s hackles with S-300 sale to […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov promises Israel no new arms race; Putin meeting with Greek and Cypriot leaders this week; patriotism to be written into school curriculum; inflation is highest in 13 years; Kremlin monitors media photos of opposition figures; Ponomaryov to be stripped of legislative immunity; Nemtsov suspects arrested again. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 25, 2014

TODAY: State-owned companies may be banned from holding foreign bank accounts; Putin revokes possibility of sending troops into Ukraine; ceasefire in doubt after more deaths in eastern Ukraine, Kiev says Russia using landmines; Moldova optimistic on European cooperation; row with Israel over RT raid.  The Finance Ministry is planning to ban state companies from holding […]

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

TODAY: Top economic adviser flees country; Pussy Riot hunger striker hospitalised; 23-fold income increase for drugs official; Vkontakte share sale linked to raid; Russia to supply Syria with missile shields, criticises EU for suspending embargo on rebels; Duma wants to ban adoptions by same-sex couples abroad; Rosneft swallows Itera.  Top economist and government advisor Sergei […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 20, 2013

TODAY: St. Petersburg’s gay rights supporters outnumbered by Orthodox protesters; E.U. appeals to Russia over human rights; U.S. condemns Russian missile shipment to Syria; alleged spy Fogle leaves Russia; Supreme Court to hear Khodorkovsky appeal; Navalny’s father summoned; Synertech arrest; Gazprom’s crisis; robocops. A sanctioned gay rally held in St. Petersburg on Friday lasting just […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2013

TODAY: Moscow refuses to sanction gay parade; presenter comes out on television, loses job; Putin meets with Israeli PM on Syria; nickel mine activists beaten in Voronezh Oblast; security services arrest ‘C.I.A. agent’; Medvedev calls for luxury tax; Kremlin seeks higher state dividends, may raise crude tax. Moscow authorities will not authorise a gay pride […]