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 2, 2017

TODAY: Moscow apartment buildings demolition finalised; teacher loses post over opposition leanings; ‘foreign agents’ receive funds whilst Night Wolves get cold shoulder; US Vice President shows solidarity with nations resisting Russian ‘pressure’; Moscow and Tehran closing ranks; the unruliness of Bashar Al-Assad; Severstal’s new data lake.

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 – Nov 3, 2016

TODAY: Amnesty’s Moscow office closed by authorities; Reporters Without Borders lambast Putin and Kadyrov; Russia seeking extradition of Voina artist; move away from national propaganda? Yekaterinburg does or does not have an HIV epidemic; Lukoil, Rosneft and privatisation; Constitutional Court Chief hopes for a ‘post-secular’ legal framework. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2016

TODAY: Ukrainian President makes stark warning on threat from Russia; disagrees with CIS plans to send election monitors to Crimea; rights lawyer barred from leaving Russia; McCain backed NGO added to undesirable list; Sechin to sue Novaya Gazeta over super yacht claims; privatization delays imperil budget, worry analysts; Putin’s shuffling of staff an attempt to concentrate power? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 25, 2015

TODAY: Putin accuses Ankara of ‘stab in the back’ over downing of SU-24; Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey; warship deployed to Mediterranean to offer Russian forces greater security; Russian President vows ‘serious consequences’ but analysts suggest they will not be military; St Petersburg journalist attacked; NGO resolution in UN pointed towards Russia; Gazprom halts gas […]

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

TODAY: Glasnost Defense Foundation and Human Rights Institute fall foul of NGO law; Memorial facing ongoing challenges from Justice Ministry; Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with extremism in Taganrog; state of emergency declared in Crimea over power supply sabotage; Moscow blames Ukrainian nationalists; Russia accused of killing 97 children in Syria bombings; Iran and Russia drawing closer over […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 21, 2015

TODAY: Golos finds electoral funding violations on part of United Russia; worker for the watchdog attacked; hopes to usher in limited media access for ‘foreign agent’ NGOs; defence deals with Iran, Pakistan; Russia and China launch huge military exercises; Yakunin replacement announced; Forbes rich list shows Baturina holding, Rotenbergs less so; plans afoot to harshen penalties for food smuggling. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 20, 2015

TODAY: Moscow takes issue with proposed changes to Ukrainian constitution; Lavrov assures counterparts that Russia is engaged in peace process; protests in Georgia over reported Russian encroachment; Putin orders creation of new reserve force; military modernisation beset by problems; Russia surprises BRIC investors with 2015 performance; country’s neediest left vulnerable as charity sector attacked.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 16, 2015

TODAY: Putin brings election date forward; NGO law threatens civil society, says BBC; Obama congratulates Putin on role in Iran deal; Ponomarev put on wanted list; Kremlin shuffles as economic crisis bites.