RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2017

TODAY: Regional elections see accusations of fraud; opposition gains momentum under Gudkov’s grassroots campaign; young people more prominent in Moscow elections than ever before; Latynina decides to flee Russia after attempt on her life; cultural figures and Kremlin insiders rally around Serebrennikov; Zapad military exercises vex Britain; Chinese conglomerate to take a piece of Rosneft; Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 16, 2017

TODAY: Police agree to investigate assault on LGBT protestors in St Petersburg; Udaltsov is back on the opposition scene, but to what end? Oliver Stone attacks what he views as US Russophobia; the Armed Forces will be re-armed, asserts Putin; Ukraine expels Russian journalist; “Trump Bump” hopes over; Putin shirtless challenge. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 4, 2017

TODAY: Movement in support of Novaya Gazeta journalist facing deportation gains momentum, captures Kremlin’s attention; Navalny fined for fliers as a regional HQ comes under attack; authorities quieten teacher scandal; pipeline monopoly says sanctions will not harm projects; the rise of the Russian tomato; Putin remains coy on 2018 elections. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 4, 2017

TODAY: Presidents Putin and Trump gear up for their first meeting on sidelines of G20; agenda appears vague whilst anticipation mounts; seizure of Russian diplomatic property under Obama regime remains sore point; Tillerson says Syria’s future is a matter for Russia now; Trump hopes to woo Eastern Europe with natural gas; the sufferings of migrant […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 2, 2017

TODAY: Putin says hacking by “patriots” a “theoretical” possibility; President’s views on Snowden aired in trailer for Oliver Stone’s Putin Interviews; SPIEF underway; optimism abounds; Gazprom and Rosneft privatisation to continue; Yandex’s new driverless car; Navalny’s march request rejected, but he can still rally the troops online. 

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

TODAY: Russian deployment to Syria extended with fighter jets; Netanyahu in Moscow to discuss the nature of increased Russian presence; soldiers who claimed they were posted to Syria face criminal charges; new base in Belarus receives Putin’s approval; opposition rally attracts thousands of protestors calling for change of leader; Komi governor in major graft case; separatist conference […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 14, 2015

TODAY: Multiple violations reported in regional elections; NGO office raided in Kostroma where Parnas claims to have reached 5% of the vote; authorities contest; Russia will continue to supply Assad with weapons; observers ponder reasons for escalation of Moscow’s involvement in Syria; ceasefire in Ukraine holding; Elton John wants to tell Putin how he feels […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 14, 2015

TODAY: Four more countries added to import ban list; CEC surprises opposition by allowing Parnas to stand in Kostroma; supermodel’s sister in cafe incident draws attention to plight of the disabled; Lavrov holds talks with Syrian National Coalition; cracks appearing in the elite? Russia’s rough justice. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 10, 2015

TODAY: Opposition activists in Siberia end hunger strike; Western journalists find their work unknowingly republished in Russia; Moscow suspected of organising cyber attack on U.S. military; Iranian general’s controversial trip to Moscow; Russia introduces law on seizing foreign assets; museum looking to warm strained ties with Europe. At the behest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, […]

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

TODAY: Russia resubmits claim to swathe of Arctic shelf; new restrictions on imports of medical equipment proposed; youth mortality rising; decree to destroy Western foodstuffs raise hackles of charities; Investigative Committee’s new book on Ukraine crisis offers inflammatory cover; British historian’s work banned in Sverdlovsk; Gazprom’s thwarted ambitions.