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

TODAY: Northern European nations pinpoint Russia as primary threat; Foreign Ministry objects to Finland and Sweden moving towards NATO; Putin not to be invited to G7 this year; Ukraine gas talks postponed; ruble takes a fall. Watchdog declares satirist memes illegal; jailed activist denied permission to attend mother’s funeral; analysts recommend Russia over other BRICS stocks.

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

TODAY: Sergei Udaltsov found guilty in Bolotnaya Square protests; Putin’s approval ratings reach a high; IMF forecasts weaker growth.  Russia denies missiles launched on its territory against Ukrainian fighter jets; Kremlin disapproves of U.S. South Korea plans; Canada announces sanctions.  Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov and activist Leonid Razvozzhayev have been found guilty of organising mass […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 19, 2014

TODAY: Russia and Europe trade blame over further deaths in Ukraine; Ekho Moskvy under threat; Pussy Riot protesters detained in Sochi; Razvozzhayev/Udaltsov trial begins; Navalny calls out Lebedev; Russia dominates Europe in energy. The death count in Ukraine has reached eighteen after police opened fire on protesters yesterday; Russia blamed the heightened situation on ‘Western politicians […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 1, 2013

TODAY: HRW demands activists’ release; Tolokonnikova barred from seeing visitors, condition worsening; Navalny’s court cases thrown out; E.U. considering anti-Russia resolution; no gay rights dramas at Sochi; Razvozzhayev detention extended; Shell warns Gazprom. Human Rights Watch is calling on Russia to release the 30 people it detained in connection with a Greenpeace protest in the […]

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

TODAY: St. Petersburg International Economic Forum begins; network of companies responsible for illegal flight; Central Bank supports low inflation; Russia ramping up oil and gas deliveries to China; persecution of Aksana Panova, Navalny, gay rights group Vykhod; Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev charges issued; Shimkevich paroled; U.S.-Russia relations souring on various fronts. The 17th St. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 25, 2013

TODAY: Navalny calls trial ‘political revenge’; golden parachutes not restricted in state monopolies; rights groups issue scathing reports; Putin to hold Q&A today; corruption revealed in connection with Angolan debt; U.S. officials travel to Dagestan over Boston bombing. Alexei Navalny, the anticorruption blogger who once branded United Russia as ‘the party of crooks and thieves’, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 14, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin’s rights council defends Navalny; A Just Russia ejects the Gudkovs; Razvozzhayev ‘disappears’; Hague criticises Lavrov on handling of Magnitsky case, Russia warns U.K. against arming Syrian rebels; economists analyse Nabiullina nomination; energy projects pending with China and Japan; Putin proposes Soviet-style phys ed. The Kremlin’s human rights council has defended Alexei Navalny, saying […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 6, 2013

TODAY: United Russia’s liberal platform seen as a trick; Belykh could lose his post; Medvedev ‘clinging to job’; no closure of children’s hospital in St. Petersburg; resentment in Sochi; preservationists detained; Razvozzhayev’s lawyer detained; Georgian PM pledges to rebuild ties; $1.4 billion sought by Agriculture Minister. Analysts say that United Russia’s new ‘liberal’ platform calling […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 25, 2013

TODAY: Kaliningrad passes homosexual propaganda bill, Duma votes to make it effective nationwide, Defence Ministry denies reports about determining soldiers’ sexuality; forest defender stabbed; Council of Europe on North Caucasus torture; Karpov suing Browder; pressure on Razvozzhayev; Putin approval rate low; Davos image buffing. Kaliningrad has passed a bill to ban and impose fines on […]

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 […]