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.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 19, 2017

TODAY: Prokhorov sells his stake in RBC Holdings after series of Kremlin exposés; Rosneft discovers its first oil in the Arctic; Putin honours former German Chancellor by saying that Russia and Europe are ready to unite, makes ominous comments about Ukraine.

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

TODAY: Moscow demolition plan approved, residents arrested at protest; demographic data in decline; Russians worry about low wages; Rosneft planning $8.4bn investment in offshore energy; dozens sentenced to jail time for protesting in St Petersburg; US Senate votes in favour of anti-Russia sanctions; Navalny has no hope of running for President, says Pamfilova.

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 – 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 – April 21, 2017

TODAY: Putin’s spokesman downplays reports of homophobic attacks in Chechen republic; Rosneft looking to make significant investment in Chechnya; Novate co-owner tops rich list again; state media claim attack jets can deactivate US navy’s missile defence system; Jehovah’s witnesses banned as an organisation after ‘extremism’ ruling. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 29, 2017

TODAY: Two-thirds of Russians blame Putin for corruption epidemic; Kremlin news organ says West hyped protests; Navalny’s ACF speaks out against detentions and current occupation of its offices; Putin and his Iranian counterpart close meetings, commit to nuclear energy; EU court upholds Rosneft sanctions; Kremlin breaks Arctic protection pledge; university lecturers attempt to put students […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 22, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin refuses to bend on Trump contact claims; new U.S. national security advisor an unfavourable choice for Russia?  Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash arrested; UK edging closer to a Magnitsky Act of its own; Russia and Libya strengthen ties in oil; Gudkov will run for Moscow mayor; Kremlin hoping to get as many voters as possible […]

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

TODAY: Baltics want protection ahead of Russia drills, Lithuania locked down U.S. support before Trump could reverse deployment; Putin not invited to G7 this year; Peskov speaks out against sanctions as U.S. State Department publishes pro-sanctions research; protesters detained outside Rosneft HQ; Foreign Ministry says Amnesty International Syria report fake; Russia too weak to be […]

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 […]