RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 14, 2017

TODAY: Gay Pride in St Petersburg gathers a hundred activists; five years of NGO constraints; renowned theater director’s passport confiscated; women to be accepted into Air Force; Snapchat finds itself registered with Russian regulator unawares; Washington may force embassy closure on Russia; defeating forecasts, economy grows; Venezuela bust is Putin’s boon. 

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 – April 21, 2017

TODAY: Putin’s spokesman downplays reports of homophobic attacks in Chechen republic; Rosneft looking to make significant investment in Chechnya; Novate co-owner tops rich list again; state media claim attack jets can deactivate US navy’s missile defence system; Jehovah’s witnesses banned as an organisation after ‘extremism’ ruling. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 23, 2017

TODAY: Foreign Ministry tackles ‘fake news’; Defence Ministry to work on information war too; Putin takes aim at Internet service providers; Kremlin looks to energy companies for positive spin; military theme park will build replica of Reichstag; Ildar Dadin case quashed; OSCE says ceasefire in Ukraine fragile; Russia reacts to “hawk” McMaster.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 6, 2017

TODAY: Russia begins to reduce forces in Syria; military upgrades underway; intercepted communications reveal senior officials ebullient at results of U.S. presidential elections; Director of U.S. national intelligence asserts Russia clearly interfered in 2016 election campaign; will 2017 be the year of Russia on the stock market? Problems at Kaliningrad airport where jet missed runway blamed on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 10, 2016

TODAY: Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Aleppo bombing; John Kerry demands close examination of Russia’s possible war crimes in Syria; Francois Hollande casts doubts over Putin meeting in Paris; Lavrov accuses the West of threatening national security; Iskander missiles deployed to Kaliningrad; relations with Turkey improve; Putin’s ‘extremism’.  Russia has vetoed a draft Franco-Spanish U.N. resolution […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2015

TODAY: LGBT activist attacked in Moscow; police swoop in on contraband cheese making operation; hotline established for denouncing smugglers; unemployment rising; Estonian officer jailed for spying; new radar systems in Arctic Circle; shaman’s last stand against Surgutneftegaz; art world remains rattled by God’s Will attack on Moscow exhibition; Putin enjoys Crimean submarine. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 16, 2014

TODAY: Central Bank hikes up interest rate in emergency measure to buoy rouble; prognosis bleak; results mixed so far; Russian media averts eyes. Obama mulls further sanctions; Lavrov hoping for Ukraine constitutional reform; Roscosmos suggests Russia go solo in space; HRW castigates Kremlin on LGBT rights abuses. In a dramatic move to halt the free […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 28, 2014

TODAY: Fighting in Donetsk claims two lives; OSCE mission also under fire; Poroshenko and Putin talk; Christmas comes early for Notre Dame as Russia woos France. Ruble hit badly by OPEC decision on oil production; Sechin remains confident about Rosneft’s prospects. Military overhaul gaining pace; banker placed on Interpol list; doctors hope to give Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 30, 2014

TODAY: Russian journalist killed in Eastern Ukraine; tension builds as ceasefire expires tonight; OSCE detainees released; Lavrov chastises U.S. for Ukraine ‘pushing’. One year on from establishment of gay propaganda law, rights activists lament; Bolshoi Ballet head hospitalized; rocket mission postponed. A Russian cameraman, Anatoly Klyan, who worked for state-owned Channel One, has died of a gun […]