RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 17, 2016

TODAY: Medvedev announces surprise postponement of widely anticipated Bashneft privatisation; HRW accuses Russia of using banned weapons in Syria; Russia now bombing Syria from Iranian base; Ukraine rhetoric seen as being more about diplomacy than warfare; Russia ordered to return 2008 Olympic gold after doping re-test. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 25, 2016

TODAY: Economy Minister outlines privatisation plans; successful Eurobond seen as indicator of Russia’s ability to generate funds despite sanctions; Slovakia speaks out against anti-Russia sanctions; luxury brand Bulgari planning Russian expansion; re-tests from old samples could see 2008 Olympic medals stripped from Russian athletes, doping to become a crime; United Russia deputy alleges electoral fraud at […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 30, 2013

TODAY: Gas war feared with Ukraine; new theft charges filed against Navalny; gay rights activist loses job; Russia breaks ‘Zero Waste’ Olympics pledge with 100 days to go; Rosneft sells TNK-BP stake. Gazprom is demanding that Ukraine pay its overdue $882 million gas bill, prompting fears of a new gas war.  Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 17, 2013

TODAY: Navalny walks free, but barred from political life; U.S. slams Dutch diplomat attack, Merkel unhappy with Greenpeace arrests; Brazil’s $1 billion in arms; rights council proposes amnesty; Pussy Riot calls for Sochi boycott; Biryulyovo riots. An appellate judge in Kirov yesterday suspended the five-year sentence that was due to be handed down to opposition […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 27, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace activists denied bail; Pussy Riot prison complaints spark Amnesty appeal; release on the cards for Bolotnaya protesters? Syria resolution on chemical weapons reached; Moscow accused of ‘bullying’ its neighbours. Uralkali head moved to house arrest; Khordokovsky awarded prize. The 30 Greenpeace activists who were detained last week for attempting to scale a Russian […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2013

TODAY: Amnesty accuses Russia of unlawfully transferring wanted persons; Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request; Maduro leaves Kremlin with oil deals; Rosneft completes takeover of Itera; Mayor of Yaroslavl detained; amnesty for financial criminals to take effect next year; OSCE urges resumption of U.S.-Russia adoptions; terrorist calls for followers to stop Olympics. Amnesty International has accused […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 28, 2013

TODAY: Kremlin cuts privatisation plan; Lukoil will not be bought; Gazprom anticipates loss; Rosneft may buy out TNK-BP minority shareholders; Navalny presents mayoral platform; Lebedev cross-examined, calls upon A-list support; Russia propping up Syrian economy? Obama says will not call Putin over Snowden. The Kremlin will reduce its original commitments to privatisation, with Prime Minister […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 30, 2013

TODAY: Open Government will continue to work with Guriyev, thought to have fled over Khodorkovsky investigation; Pussy Riot convictions upheld; Moscow Mayor is anti-migrant workers, Zhirinovsky is anti-homosexuality; Rosneft cuts off local refiners; Russia teaming up with Latin America; Lavrov criticises E.U. Syria move as Assad confirms receipt of missiles; wrestling, Larry King.  Prime Minister […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 28, 2013

TODAY: VKontakte ordered to remove group pages; population decline reversing? Nabucco pipeline threatened by South Stream; Borodin money-laundering case; anti-corruption wishlist; Putin in Bishkek for CTSO meetings; Olympic conference convenes; Arctic research platform; crane collapse.  Social network VKontakte has been ordered by the federal communications watchdog to remove all references to children’s fashion from its […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 26, 2013

TODAY: Putin allies win contracts; Medvedev insists on good rapport with U.S. as poll reveals pessimism about bilateral relations; Kerry and Lavrov to meet; Schneerson documents are tip of iceberg; China gas agreement to involve Gazprom as company’s prices set to fall; investor immigration simplified; Depardieu in Chechnya. The biggest infrastructure contracts awarded by City […]