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

TODAY: Duma passes law decriminalising domestic violence, Health Ministry abandons HIV funding; senior cyber-intelligence official and virus software head detained; Putin serenades students with space song, meets with Rosneft privatisation heads; gold auction likely to be won by Putin ally; Sberbank facing hostile takeover charges in U.S.; Trump far more popular in Russia than the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 24, 2014

TODAY: Kremlin asks Twitter to block access to ‘extremists’; Obama and EU threaten more sanctions over Ukraine; Syria credits Putin for end of chemical weapons; university funding announced; RDIF courts investors; rules relaxed for foreign journalists. Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, requested yesterday that Twitter block access to a dozen ‘extremist’ (and as yet, unidentified) accounts, […]

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

TODAY: Protesters greet Putin on his Armenia customs union trip; Putin slams Kiev ‘pogrom’; Navalny testifies at Bolotnaya Square trial; RDIF seeking regional opportunities; Central Bank intervenes in Samara; Arctic to become navy priority; Uralchem buys Uralkali stake. President Vladimir Putin was welcomed to Armenia yesterday by hundreds of protesters, who demonstrated against their country’s […]

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

TODAY: Tymoshenko protests Ukraine decision with hunger strike; EU says won’t force Ukraine to take sides, denies Russian victory; Moldovan wine ban; Kremlin bans abortion adverts; Putin meets Pope, says will relax tax case bill; Mechel granted waiver; gay club attack; Semyon Ariya dies, aged 90. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is protesting Ukraine’s […]

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 – July 20, 2012

TODAY: U.S. condemns latest Syria veto, Rosboronexport dropped from U.S. defence budget; Putin expresses caution over more open laws; Central Bank shift away from privatization; RDIF gets U.S. help; Sobchak seeks return of seized cash in court; Tatarstan religious killings. The U.S. has condemned Russia and China’s latest veto of Syria sanctions (their third) as […]