RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 1, 2017

TODAY: Open Russia’s protest campaign leads hundred onto streets on Saturday, many arrested; Alexei Navalny suffering and under scrutiny after zelyonka attack; opposition activist jailed after calling for Putin to step down; Yabloko member attacked with chemicals; Foreign Ministry says US deployment of anti-missile system is a treaty violation; Montenegro angers Kremlin with NATO plans; for Vkontakte, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 28, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin deters protestors gearing up for Saturday’s rallies; offices of Open Russia raided; Navalny inked again; Russian citizens lack faith in Kremlin’s ability to protect their rights; RT and Sputnik banned from events of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron; Putin expresses fear over rising tensions on Korean peninsula; Kadyrov’s power games.

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

TODAY: Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia movement blacklisted, just days before planned opposition protests; new app to assist opposition protestors; anti-Kremlin blogger assaulted twice in one day; U.S. says Russia failing to protect religious rights; nearly half of Russians would like to see Medvedev step down; Moscow’s best attempts will not thwart our plans to join NATO, says Montenegro. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 18, 2017

TODAY: Russia hopes US will not act unilaterally against North Korea; Kiselyov says Trump more dangerous than Kim Jong-Un; Russia unveils striking Arctic military base; Google antitrust case settled at $7.8m; Chechnya investigating reports of gay persecution as paper that broke the story receives threats and criticism; Khodorkovsky calls for people to back Navalny next year; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 24, 2016

TODAY: CAS upholds ban on entire Russian Paralympic team, drawing outrage; St Petersburg to divert school and hospital funding into sports facilities; Nabiullina saves the MICEX; Parnas promises to demand Putin’s impeachment if it wins in next month’s elections; Khodorkovsky candidates preparing to run; activists attack novelist for extremism; Russian-backed hackers behind New York Times […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 6, 2016

TODAY: Russia’s mobilisation in Baltic States sparks Cold War comparisons; Latvia-Russia relations very poor, no sanctions relief for Moldova; Russia to drain its Sovereign Wealth Fund next year; Echo Moskvy offices searched, staff summoned for questioning; Dozhd accused of breaking extremism regulations; watchdog advises media on suicide reporting.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 23, 2015

TODAY: Amnesty says civilian deaths caused by Russia’s bombing raids in Syria could be considered war crimes; Turkey lambasts Russia’s ‘imperialist’ agenda; FSB warns of high terror threat during festive season; FSB officers granted more firearms powers; Putin claims he will try to normalize trade relations with partners; Khodorkovsky wanted; after more than two decades, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 18, 2015

TODAY: Putin gives annual news conference, comments on economy, Ukraine, Trump, Nemtsov, and other issues; France rejects Russia’s Yukos appeal; Khodorkovsky explains new murder charges; Navalny lawsuit thrown out; special report on Putin’s daughter’s husband.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 14, 2015

TODAY: Organizing websites to be blocked by Prosecutor General within five days of complaints; Navalny publishes new video of allegations against Yury Chaika, is accused in turn of having ties to former Magnitsky boss; Mikhail Khodorkovsky charged with murder; opposition march leads to arrests; Turkey and Russia tensions flare; Nabiullina plays down banking crisis fears. 

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

TODAY: More and more Russians falling into poverty as recession bites; food producers concerned truck tax will see prices skyrocket; regions to prioritise native workers; Russia will not leave IMF over Ukraine; Georgia complains of airspace violation; Russia as ‘troll’ state; Khodorkovsky suspected of ‘extremism’; education and politics.