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

TODAY: Hundreds aggressively detained as thousands gather across Russia in protest against corruption and President Vladimir Putin’s regime, Navalny and 16 of his colleagues among those held by police; Voronenkov’s killer identified by Ukraine as a Russian agent; Foreign Ministry disappointed with extended US sanctions; Kremlin may halve current number of “foreign agents”; Putin meets […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 10, 2016

TODAY: Victory Day anniversary parade full of military might, Putin leads 500,000 through Moscow; Kremlin defends antics in Baltics as retaliation against proximity of US planes to its borders; provincial Russians still back Putin despite crippling effects of post-Crimea sanctions; Moscow Nemtsov memorial and its watchers are removed; activist forced into psychiatric care; VTB buries […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 23, 2014

TODAY: Navalny under pressure after new slander ruling; crackdown on social media; ousted Vkontactke founder persona non grata in Russia; Zhirinovsky faces possible criminal charges. Kiev re-launches ‘antiterrorism’ offensive after politician found dead in eastern Ukraine; scrabble for Arctic, scrabble for Caspian; Lenin’s birthday gift. Moscow’s Babushkinsky District Court has found opposition leader Alexei Navalny […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin pushing for nationwide homosexuality ban; cartoonist’s Putin jibe wins applause; Razvozzhayev fears for his life; election commissions in formation; Shevchuk interview; Russians to be evacuated from Syria; Putin wants FSB cyber defense; Magnit, Lenin, 1917. The Kremlin wants to introduce a nationwide ban on ‘homosexual propaganda’ which, if it passes, could impose fines […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 6, 2012

TODAY: Defence denied 10 witnesses in Pussy Riot trial; Seliger camp looks to diversify; Alexander Lebedev contemplates business exit from Russia. Worrying poverty statistics; IMF sees changes needed to Russia’s economic model; Syria seeks loan from Moscow ‘Even in Soviet times, in Stalin’s times, the courts were more honest than this one’: the words of […]