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

TODAY: Kremlin demands good news from energy companies; Rosneft to invest $2bn into Egypt; MoD uses video game still as proof that US is supporting Islamic State; GDP growth to miss forecasts; Medvedev accuses EU of sabotaging Nord Stream, says Trump is “well-meaning”; over 400 Russian tweeters trolled Brexit.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 10, 2017

TODAY: Putin vows to crackdown on election violations; NATO launches new force in Romania to counter Russian buildup; Kudrin says Russia spent too much on military; science “in crisis” says new Academy head; Duma pushing to have US media restricted in Russia; Rosneft will boost its supplies to China; former Deputy Culture Minister jailed.

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

TODAY: Journalists invited to Syria missile launch; deescalation talks apparently proceeding; who is behind the week of bomb threats? Kremlin calls “hysteria” over Zapad a “provocation”; Kaspserky to testify in front of US lawmakers over espionage claims; Ford’s Russia venture grows; Rosneft seeking out opportunities in Norway; calls emerge for banning Russia from Winter Olympics […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 24, 2017

TODAY: Director Serebrennikov placed under house arrest, protesters gather in his defence, one detained; engineer released from prison after 2 years for sharing social media post about Crimea; Putin praises dialogue with Vatican; Rosneft wins $2.3bln case against Sistema. Ambassador to Sudan found dead.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 21, 2017

TODAY: Islamic State claims Siberian stabbing attack; Putin says artists should self-regulate if they want to reduce state censorship; Assad thanks Russia for defending his rule; Rosneft completes acquisition of India’s Essar; PDVSA praises relationship with Russia; Siemens turbines in Crimea will not be returned to the company; the Trump-Abramovic connection.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 17, 2017

TODAY: Ulyukayev bribe hearings begin; Moscow planning a Soviet memorial; Russian Railways will not let Crimea dispute affect its relationship with Siemens; Putin appears in public, ending rumours; report says religious freedom in Russia on par with Sudan; OPEC cuts may need to run for five years; UK LGBT author censored in Russia; Game of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 27, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin will not officially respond to new US sanctions until they are official, but Duma members are slamming them; Germany especially concerned about effects on itself and EU more broadly; EU to introduce new Russia sanctions over Siemens turbines; Navalny’s chief of staff charged over poster images; Bolotnaya Square protester released 5 years later; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 21, 2017

TODAY: US fines ExxonMobil $2m for violating Russia sanctions under Tillerson, company sues in response; Putin visits veteran rights activist Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday, hints at pardon for Izmestyev; anti-corruption protester sentenced to 2.5 years; Navalny debates with nationalist; Kremlin looking to restrict use of instant messengers. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 18, 2017

TODAY: Supreme Court rejects Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal; Foreign Ministry demands return of US compounds; Danish NATO troops to receive fake news training; tens of thousands march for Tsar Nicholas; judge under fire after lavish wedding party; Navalny’s popularity not affected by anti-corruption protests; Kremlin defends Kadyrov.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 21, 2017

TODAY: ECHR rules against “gay propaganda” law, Kremlin will consider; will Nord Stream 2 weaken Europe? Putin suggests Rosneft pay 50% of income in dividends; foreign investors buying up Russian sovereign debt; poll says Russians dislike Putin’s economics; oil price much more impacting on Russian economy than sanctions.