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

TODAY: Navalny ordered to delete Medvedev corruption allegation video; pressure on those helping his election campaign mounts; court sides with activist over conviction; Amnesty ups pressure on Russia regarding gay purges in Chechnya; Kremlin expels Estonian and Moldovan diplomats; eases some sanctions against Turkey; RT hits back at Macron; how to untie the ruble from oil. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 31, 2017

TODAY: John McCain describes Putin as greater threat than ISIS; Russian President maintains that sore loser Democrats fabricated story of hacking; Trump’s lawyer now drawn into investigation into U.S. President’s Moscow links; Saudi Arabia and Russia close ranks; Kiev and the Kremlin in Twitter war; Usmanov’s case against Navalny underway; Justice Ministry rejects ECHR conclusions on 2011 electoral […]

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

TODAY: Kushner proposed secret communications channel with Russia, says new report; Oleg Deripaska may collaborate with U.S. investigation into Trump’s Russia ties; Macron pledges he will be tough with Putin; OPEC and Russia’s production cut agreement does not have desired effect on market; Russia looking to expand renewable energy sector; first flight of the MS-21; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 26, 2017

TODAY: Michael Flynn likely violated the law with Russia payments, asserts committee; Sergei Lavrov says U.S. claim over Taliban arms supply ungrounded; Washington’s fighter jets head to Estonia; OPEC considering extending deal on curbing production; al-Qaeda claims responsibility for St Petersburg bombing; Novaya Gazeta journalist fears for life after covering Chechen Republic’s attacks on gay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 21, 2017

TODAY: Russian ambassador to U.N. dies suddenly; tributes from colleagues pour in; Kremlin defends its decision to recognise passports from Ukraine’s separatist regions; decries Ukrainian peace plan; Trump media coverage in Russia downscaled, TV analysis says; German nationalist leader cosies up to United Russia; economy needs reform, says leading analyst; new film on Boris Nemtsov.

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

TODAY: American election branded disgusting by Russian news show anchor; Washington paranoid about Russian interference says Foreign Ministry, which has pledged to ban U.S. officials from monitoring future Russian elections; the Surkov Leaks – a tale of Western hacking? Russia-China ties solidify; Rosneft subsidiary to sell 20% to CNC; opposition groups planning Syrian protest in Moscow; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 15, 2016

TODAY: Russia catches West unawares with surprise withdrawal from Syria; aims have been achieved, says Putin; analysts agree; ruble rebounds on news; Russia-Iran energy talks yield possible agreement on production freeze; Sberbank profits shoot up defeating analyst expectations; Investigative Committee lambastes Poland for ‘silly’ comments on Smolensk air crash; need for political opposition dwindling say […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 3, 2015

TODAY: Putin criticised by some for late response to airline disaster; investigators indicate explosion likely cause; intensive air strikes in Syria are damaging historical sites in Palmyra, monitors warn; anti-corruption measures cannot be imposed on other countries, says Ivanov; recent rulings may deter IT firms from investing in Russia; new ways of thinking about Putin’s leadership […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 5, 2015

TODAY: Diplomatic tensions rising over Russian bombing in Syria; Putin brushes off Western criticism; progress seen in Ukraine peace talks; both sides pledge to withdraw weapons; elections in rebel-held regions to be postponed; Russia will discuss oil prices with OPEC; Economy Ministry predicts GDP will recover (somewhat) in 2016.

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

TODAY: Putin to deliver hotly anticipated speech at U.N. General Assembly on Monday; sideline meeting with Obama scheduled as Russia’s Syrian involvement deepens; contrasting views appear on subject matter of meeting; new figures reveal Russia’s economic dependence on energy; Kiev names Russia enemy number one; gas talks with Ukraine to resume; the real Putin telephones […]