RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 23, 2013

TODAY: Surkov returns to Kremlin; rebels shell Russian embassy as Lavrov accuses West of blackmail; Ukraine attempts to assuage Russian anger and threats; Navalny supporters beaten by police, they say; pension funds to lose billions; Olympics defense measures; Greenpeace arrest. The Kremlin has confirmed that former Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov (aka the ‘gray cardinal’) […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 6, 2013

TODAY: Protesters gear up for May 6 anniversary march; poll says Russians believe Navalny trial is corrupt; Putin praises Kirill as 4 million gather for Easter mass; bird group branded ‘foreign agent’; Moscow official shot dead; missing plane found. As some protesters await trial and others remain under house arrest for taking part in protests on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 18, 2013

TODAY: Russia’s concerns not eased by news that U.S. is scrapping part of its planned missile shield; opposition activist detained and strip-searched; ongoing Kremlin crackdown draws criticism; Coordination Council announces march plans; Deripaska comments on Pussy Riot, FSB; Putin bans foreign banks from opening branches in Russia; Perepilichnyy, Litvinenko, Milonov. The new U.S. Defence Secretary, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 13, 2013

TODAY: Russia condemns N Korea test; public smoking ban approved, Putin moves to ban foreign bank accounts for officials; YouTube sues watchdog; Serbia cuts its gas prices from Gazprom, Novatek seeks end to monopoly; Gudkov loses appeal; dirty money, ractopamine, football racism. Russia has ‘condemned’ North Korea’s nuclear test as a violation of international obligations. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 25, 2013

TODAY: Kaliningrad passes homosexual propaganda bill, Duma votes to make it effective nationwide, Defence Ministry denies reports about determining soldiers’ sexuality; forest defender stabbed; Council of Europe on North Caucasus torture; Karpov suing Browder; pressure on Razvozzhayev; Putin approval rate low; Davos image buffing. Kaliningrad has passed a bill to ban and impose fines on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2012

TODAY: Opposition Coordination Council seeks a purpose; one year anniversary of first wave of mass Moscow protests; Navalny investigator dismissed; Abramovich rumoured to have acted for the Kremlin on Norilsk Nickel; Lavrov says Russia will accept NATO missiles on Turkey-Syria border; TNK-BP $6 billion investment; Kremlin sports injuries. The Opposition Coordination Council, the opposition’s alternative […]