RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 12, 2018

TODAY: Putin talks to NBC news, says Syria chemical weapons attacks “boring”, “doesn’t care” about election interference, blames it on “Jews”; Putin’s grandfather was a cook for Stalin; missile test launch successful; Kremlin seeks to draw voters to polls this weekend for Putin shoo-in; Foreign Ministry spokeswoman latest to accuse Slutsky of harassment. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 30, 2017

TODAY: Putin visits Arctic, orders military to protects its $30 trillion of interests there; ECHR investigating legality of “foreign agents” law; Investigative Committee opens criminal case into Voronenkov murder; Medvedev corruption claims may have cost him political future; director calls for more protests, warns Kremlin against warring with its youth; protester says she was threatened […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 16, 2017

TODAY: Russia responds angrily to U.S. suggestions that it return Crimea to Ukraine; pro-Putin nationalist group pickets media for ‘cult of Trump’ coverage; Kremlin dismisses story that Trump had contact with its intelligence all through last year as ‘fake news’, sets record straight on INF violation allegations; Karelia governor is fifth to resign in a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 4, 2016

TODAY: Putin suspends nuclear deal with US made in 2000, citing ‘unfriendly actions’ as US cuts off Syria dialogue with Russia, Foreign Ministry says US is to blame for current situation; Western coverage of Syria wildly different to Russia’s version; rouble hits 2016 high on oil prices; Nemtsov case in court; blogger fined for extremism.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 11, 2015

TODAY: Economy takes turn for the worse as second quarter data shows dramatic decline; Putin attempts to stave off ruble worries; Maria Zakharova becomes first female Foreign Ministry spokesman; Moscow asserts Washington must abandon military defence plans in Europe; Duma mulling bill to reduce penalties for corruption in military; translators concerned by dearth of patriotism […]