RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 10, 2017

TODAY: Putin vows to crackdown on election violations; NATO launches new force in Romania to counter Russian buildup; Kudrin says Russia spent too much on military; science “in crisis” says new Academy head; Duma pushing to have US media restricted in Russia; Rosneft will boost its supplies to China; former Deputy Culture Minister jailed.

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

TODAY: Zapad military exercises underway; neighbouring states rattled; thousands evacuated over hoax bomb threats; Kremlin criticises ‘hysteria’ over Nicholas II film; energy giant acknowledges difficulty of working with Russia in the wake of sanctions; Washington bans firm from using Kaspersky software.

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

TODAY: Visa queues expected to increase as US digests cull of Russian embassy staff; local hires predicted to be let go first; Putin says he mulled the retaliatory move for some time; Mike Pence pledges solidarity with Baltic states against ‘specter of aggression’ from Kremlin; Warsaw and Moscow lock horns over World War Two commemorations; […]

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

TODAY: Supreme Court rejects Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal; Foreign Ministry demands return of US compounds; Danish NATO troops to receive fake news training; tens of thousands march for Tsar Nicholas; judge under fire after lavish wedding party; Navalny’s popularity not affected by anti-corruption protests; Kremlin defends Kadyrov.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 29, 2017

TODAY: Russia believes US is pushing for regime change; EU formally extends existing anti-Russia sanctions; Telegram app no longer under threat, will be officially registered; Peskov calls for coordinated international response to cyber attack; Lavrov suggests Putin and Trump will meet at G20; Nemtsov trial adjourned without verdict; Kaspersky lab under investigation.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 22, 2017

TODAY: Russia-US relationship faltering amid near-misses, snubs, and sanctions; Russia dismisses US’ Ukraine statement; Defence Ministry building 20 new units in the West to combat NATO; Rosneft is in Venezuela to stay; Brazilian President has positive meeting with Putin; Nord Stream 2 is purely commercial, says Putin. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 2, 2017

TODAY: Putin says hacking by “patriots” a “theoretical” possibility; President’s views on Snowden aired in trailer for Oliver Stone’s Putin Interviews; SPIEF underway; optimism abounds; Gazprom and Rosneft privatisation to continue; Yandex’s new driverless car; Navalny’s march request rejected, but he can still rally the troops online. 

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 – March 31, 2017

TODAY: Putin speaks out on protests, sanctions, and LNG during Arctic visit; Moscow court upholds Navalny’s 15-day sentence, his lawyer will take the case to the ECHR; NATO-Russia Council holds first meeting of the year; Russia to team up with Norway on Arctic clean-up; censorship of Russian artists is mostly done by artists themselves?

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 17, 2017

TODAY: RT launches fact checking website to spot fake news; Russia’s relationship with WikiLeaks is not so simple; state television mocks NATO’s analysis of Russian comedy; PDVSA offers joint venture stake to Rosneft; Russia can’t afford deep involvement in Libya; Ukraine sanctions will hit VTB, but also possibly its own economy; Kremlin denies US hacking […]