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

TODAY: Pussy Riot members detained in Sentsov protest; Navalny volunteers clash with police; Sochi man convicted over Jesus cartoons; Kremlin plans health reforms to entice voters; Moscow hopes to move away from US payment systems; Russian bots causing havoc with Paul Ryan; Putin’s prowess. 

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

TODAY: Navalny brothers trial ends with shocking verdict; thousands protest in Moscow; Pussy Riot member arrested; Putin New Year’s speech touches on Crimea, Olympics, and patriotism; Kremlin bails out Gazprombank and VTB. The trial of anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny, and his brother Oleg, concluded earlier this week as the pair were sentenced. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 14, 2014

TODAY: Putin in Brisbane for G20 amid criticisms of Russian aggression in Ukraine; President says the Kremlin is prepared for oil price slump. Pussy Riot take their prison campaign to London; politician hopes to legislate on marriage attire; concerns over threat to Arctic ecosystem; North Korea reaches out to Putin. As Vladimir Putin prepares to head […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 9, 2014

TODAY: Russia to be stationed on the moon by 2030; NATO doubts troop withdrawal; Victory Day parade to go ahead; Putin oversees military rocket launches; Ukrainian rebels to go ahead with planned referendum; gay rights march authorised for next week; sexist diplomat ridiculed over Pussy Riot comments; Snowden manipulated by Kremlin, says former NSA head; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 9, 2014

TODAY: U.S. says Russia planting agents in Ukraine as pro-Russian protests hit more cities; South Stream pipeline could fall victim to sanctions; ministers to meet on Ukraine crisis next week; Sweden says it fears Russian aggression; Novosibirsk fines cinemas; ‘foreign agents’ law upheld; Clinton meets Pussy Riot; urgent means required to rescue economy.  U.S. Secretary […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 14, 2014

TODAY: Merkel warns Putin on Crimea; 10,000 troops now at Ukrainian border; Crimean government wants Gazprom to take care of oil and gas production; Putin sidesteps blame; Alfa Bank pressuring Mechel; Navalny’s blog among four websites blocked; Pussy Riot announced prisoner rights center. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of massive damage to Russia’s politics and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 7, 2014

TODAY: Crimea to join Russia, U.S. announces Russia sanctions, E.U. and Australia consider following suit; Putin appeals to U.S. for continued good relations, NATO suspends military relations with Russia; VTsIOM announces healthy support for Russian invasion of Ukraine; bill would prosecute media for publishing anti-Russian material; For Human Rights suspended; Pussy Riot members attacked. Following […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2014

TODAY: Death toll continues to mount in Kiev; Lavrov berates West for meddling; Pussy Riot whipped in Sochi performance; the costs of hosting the Olympics; credit rating drop and ruble free fall; blogging crackdown. A tentative ‘truce’ reached between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders in Kiev was quickly broken when nine protesters were shot dead in the space […]

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 – Feb 11, 2014

TODAY: Dozhd’s closure is due to ‘censorship’, says head; Sochi construction workers granted back wages compensation; Deripaska puts positive spin on stray dogs story; cancer suicide patient blames incompetent administration; Pussy Riot row continues, released pair plan to run for office; Otkritie fraud ruling. A Russian media expert says the closure of independent television channel […]