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 […]

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

TODAY: Gazprom closer to antitrust agreement with the EU; Rosneft says US shale oil may hamper OPEC production cuts; Russia supporting Libyan military; EU prolongs its anti-Russia sanctions; Ukraine may ban Russia Eurovision contestant; Kara-Murza to return to Russia; Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned; Chirikova interviewed.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2017

TODAY: Ekho Moskvy under threat; Navalny will force Kremlin to let him run for President as Kremlin reels out its usual opposition suspects; Constitutional Court wants Dadin’s sentence reviewed; documentary on Ukrainian film maker explains the message behind his Siberian imprisonment; NATO and Russia trade propaganda; oil price drops despite OPEC cuts compliance. 

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

TODAY: Baltics want protection ahead of Russia drills, Lithuania locked down U.S. support before Trump could reverse deployment; Putin not invited to G7 this year; Peskov speaks out against sanctions as U.S. State Department publishes pro-sanctions research; protesters detained outside Rosneft HQ; Foreign Ministry says Amnesty International Syria report fake; Russia too weak to be […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 3, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin decries Syria gas claims; unlike its neighbors, Hungary sees no ‘existential’ threat from Moscow; Russian involvement in DNC hack remains untraceable; Americans in Russia encountering increasing residency permit issues; Putin’s attacks on mayors likely to increase as elections come closer; investment revenues in banks bounce back. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 14, 2016

TODAY: Former RBC director says his dismissal was the result of Kremlin pressure; land around Putin’s country residence owned by his cronies and leased out to Kremlin members, says RBC; huge National Guard base planned for Moscow; NBCUniversal executive barred from entering Russia; anti-terror laws to affect missionaries and shipping; Ukraine court dismisses Gazprom giant […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 11, 2016

TODAY: Russia reacts to NATO plan to deploy 4,000 extra troops in Eastern Europe, Gorbachev says move will lead to escalation; Putin complains to Merkel about provocative Ukraine; Russia petitioning EBRD about current ban on lending; US pastor detained, possibly for LGBT work; two US diplomats expelled from Russia in tit-for-tat move; watchdog blocking websites […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 8, 2016

TODAY: NATO summit underway; Russia looms large on agenda; Merkel indicates cooperation important; Kremlin aggrieved at expansion; Putin introduces harsh anti-terror laws to despair of opposition; fracas between diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Moscow filmed and broadcast; Kremlin reduces oil supplies to Minsk; RBC media recruits two editors from Tass. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 23, 2016

TODAY: Putin affirms need for robust defence against NATO; praises Duma for Crimea ‘integration’; SPIEG and successful spin; online criticism increasingly dangerous; probe into Karelia boat disaster flags up corruption; head of Moscow region’s electoral commission resigns. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 22, 2016

TODAY: E.U. envoys agree on sanction extension; IOC backs ban on Olympic athletes from Rio Games; but individuals may be able to appeal; new missile system tested successfully; security firm proposes phone taps for corporations; Sechin says the Kremlin does not fear Chinese partnership for Rosneft; Putin hoping to strengthen ties on Beijing visit.