RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 8, 2016

TODAY: American election branded disgusting by Russian news show anchor; Washington paranoid about Russian interference says Foreign Ministry, which has pledged to ban U.S. officials from monitoring future Russian elections; the Surkov Leaks – a tale of Western hacking? Russia-China ties solidify; Rosneft subsidiary to sell 20% to CNC; opposition groups planning Syrian protest in Moscow; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 3, 2016

TODAY: Amnesty’s Moscow office closed by authorities; Reporters Without Borders lambast Putin and Kadyrov; Russia seeking extradition of Voina artist; move away from national propaganda? Yekaterinburg does or does not have an HIV epidemic; Lukoil, Rosneft and privatisation; Constitutional Court Chief hopes for a ‘post-secular’ legal framework. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 11, 2016

TODAY: Putin says Moscow will follow OPEC production freeze and oil prices leap; Sechin has other ideas; Rosneft’s giant damages claim against media outlet examined; Syrian naval base likely to be made permanent; meeting between Erdogan and Putin sees relations improve and pipeline deal sealed; Minsk and Moscow ‘agree’ on gas prices; wiretap surveillance on the increase, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 30, 2016

TODAY: Russia thought to be stepping up cyberattacks, possibly in connection with US presidential elections; Ukrainian religious leader targeted under new anti-terror laws; NATO says Russia stepping up military exercises but not breaking rules; Paralympics team now barred from 2018 Winter Olympics as well; Sechin offers Kremlin $5bn cash for control stake in Bashneft. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 19, 2016

TODAY: Ukrainian President makes stark warning on threat from Russia; disagrees with CIS plans to send election monitors to Crimea; rights lawyer barred from leaving Russia; McCain backed NGO added to undesirable list; Sechin to sue Novaya Gazeta over super yacht claims; privatization delays imperil budget, worry analysts; Putin’s shuffling of staff an attempt to concentrate power? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 18, 2016

TODAY: U.S. suggests Iran deployment to Syria might have flouted U.N. Security Council resolution; Russia disagrees; Iraq opens its airspace to Russian fighter jets; postponement of Bashneft privatisation will hasten the depletion of the Reserve Fund, say analysts; Kursk film facing obstacles; Stalin’s flock in Orthodox Church.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 17, 2016

TODAY: Medvedev announces surprise postponement of widely anticipated Bashneft privatisation; HRW accuses Russia of using banned weapons in Syria; Russia now bombing Syria from Iranian base; Ukraine rhetoric seen as being more about diplomacy than warfare; Russia ordered to return 2008 Olympic gold after doping re-test. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 22, 2016

TODAY: CAS upholds ban on Russian athletics team; climbing ruble worries Kremlin, but Central Bank seems unlikely to intervene; Russia accused of attacking U.S. base in Syria; company chief executive jailed for spying in U.S.; Rosneft cannot have access to Bashneft privatization, says Putin. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 27, 2016

TODAY: Putin, observers weigh the pros and cons of Brexit for Russia; Duma passes controversial new terrorism and extremism laws and restrictions; wealthy Russians lost money last year; Russia and China sign several energy deals with Putin in Beijing; Rosatom struggling to close deals in Europe; Duma bans import and production of all GMOs; Kirov […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 22, 2016

TODAY: E.U. envoys agree on sanction extension; IOC backs ban on Olympic athletes from Rio Games; but individuals may be able to appeal; new missile system tested successfully; security firm proposes phone taps for corporations; Sechin says the Kremlin does not fear Chinese partnership for Rosneft; Putin hoping to strengthen ties on Beijing visit.