RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 5, 2015

TODAY: Victory Day celebrations to carry on through the week, Chinese leader and U.N. Secretary General to attend; Putin signs tenfold increase to extremism fine; election monitor attacked; Ukraine wants $16bn from Gazprom; Finland and Norway negotiate with a more active Russia; ruble advances into Ukraine.

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 – Sept 8, 2014

TODAY: Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, despite truce; new war doctrine could establish NATO as main threat; Ukrainian clergyman says Putin under devil’s spell, accusations of clergy helping rebels; Novatek granted export licence; Medvedev calls for tighter energy security; Estonia a new front? In defiance of Friday’s OSCE-negotiated truce, fighting continued in eastern Ukraine over […]

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

TODAY: Medvedev signs ban on gay marriage adoptions; Putin backs Egyptian military chief for president; Lavrov to meet with German counterpart; Pamfilova new rights ombudsman; IOC wants clarification on activist sentence; Plushchenko retires from figure skating; golden parachutes limitation does not go far enough; Lenta prices IPO. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 3, 2013

TODAY: China slams Russia-Japan cooperation; E.U. considers Magnitsky sanctions, Ireland abandons similar plans after adoptions ban threat; psychologists push for completion of U.S. adoptions; unsolved journalist murders put Russia on CPJ list; Surkov defends Skolkovo; self-taught diplomacy. A spokesperson for China’s Communist Party has slammed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to Russia as […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 29, 2012

TODAY: Pussy Riot video to be banned; posthumous charged filed against Magnitsky; Perepilichnyy had been warned he was on hit list; Kopeysk prison strike highlights abuse of prisoners; planes beating trains.  A Moscow City Court has declared that Pussy Riot’s ‘punk prayer’ music and political protest video is ‘extremist’, which means that media outlets can […]