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

TODAY: Navalny embezzlement conviction upheld, blocking presidential bid, he says will run anyway, appeal to Constitution Court and ECHR; law enforcement ignores zelyonka attacks; intensification of Chechen persecution of gays; Russia and Turkey relationship recovered; Rosneft sues Sistema, causing share plummet; Comey expects more Russian election meddling; television a declining mode of influence.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 15, 2017

TODAY: Montenegro calling on EU to stop Russia’s destructive influence; Russia denies sending special forces to Egypt; Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia; Levada Center “foreign agent” status upheld by court; Kremlin initiative to slow Internet connections would wreak havoc; Orthodox Church slams 1917 revolution and calls for dissembling of Lenin’s tomb.

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

TODAY: FSB agents held on treason charges now thought to have been collaborating with CIA; Czech Republic hacked, Russia suspected; Navalny forced to attend retrial in Kirov, will run for president no matter the outcome; Russia and new U.S. administration shifting world order; Orthodox Church to punish parents of schoolchildren; Freedom House slams Russia; McDonald’s […]

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

TODAY: Russia optimistic about new UK Foreign Minister appointment; Russia wants to pick up the pace with US military cooperation on Syria, Assad says Russia never asked him to leave; Orthodox Church responds to sexual assault awareness movement; Navalny says Shuvalov using undeclared private jet; FSB requests Ekho Moskvy employee names, raps new graduates for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 29, 2015

TODAY: Orthodox Church condemns SCOTUS decision on same sex marriage; Bulgaria touted as next Russian target as poll reveals over half of Russians afraid of war with the West; yoga crackdown, foreign film crackdown, ice-cream crackdown; former PM Primakov dies.

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

TODAY: Nato defends new defence moves against Russian aggression, prepares to re-haul nuclear weapons strategy; E.U. boosting independent media to counter Kremlin propaganda; head of consumer protection group says Putin is misinformed; Duma deputy accuses U.S. of involvement in Armenian unrest; Ponomarev charged with embezzlement; Putin popularity at all-time high.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 9, 2014

TODAY: Carry-on liquids banned from flights across the country; actor slurs gay community again; Patriarch Kirill cheers inmates, Church attacked over Stalin calendar; officials accused of poaching; Russia blocks U.N.’s Syria statement; Vanity Fair talks to Masha Gessen; Regina Derieva obituary. As part of heightened security measures implemented in Sochi in the run-up to the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 7, 2014

TODAY: Putin celebrates Orthodox Christmas; security deployed in Sochi, victims of bombs still hospitalised; Khodorkovsky vows to campaign for political prisoners; Church has ‘gay system’; Usmanov is Russia’s richest; Syria to offer Russian for schoolchildren. Orthodox Russians are celebrating Christmas today; President Vladimir Putin attended a service at Sochi’s new church.  Over 30,000 police officers […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin meets bomb victims in Volgograd, gives two New Year’s speeches; Strategy 31 protesters detained; adoption agreement with U.S. lapses; Orthodox academic sacked over blog posts; Pozner receives French honour; Tolokonnikova models for brand website. President Vladimir Putin flew to Volgograd to meet the victims of this week’s double suicide bombings and to discuss […]

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

TODAY: Double terror attack hits Volgograd, sparking fears of Olympic terror; Moscow will seek to freeze Khodorkovsky compensation; Putin’s 2013 victories; Rosneft’s Morgan Stanley buy; theatre employees threatened over Pussy Riot screening; VKontakte sued; drugs bill seeks to punish NGOs. One day after a bomb attack killed 16 people in Volgograd’s central railway station, a second […]