RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 14, 2015

TODAY: No jail time for Navalny over suspended sentence violations; Justice Ministry calls for probe into Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia; NATO chief says Russian threat is sustained and serious; United Russia patrols to stop crime; Rusal turns to profit; Surgutneftegas denies rumours of Kremlin raid; Kharebava named a political prisoner.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 18, 2014

TODAY: Media giant linked to Putin allies; West provoking a Cold War, Putin says, threatens Kiev; HRW accuses Crimea of human rights violations; Merkel says Russia not likely to stop at Ukraine; Shoigu discussing military cooperation with China; inflation to reach 9% by end of year; German and Polish diplomatic tit-for-tat; Deripaska given head role […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 27, 2014

TODAY: Russian and Ukrainian Presidential talks see little progress, Putin threatens economic retaliation for EU alliance; NATO to beef up resources to defend against Russian aggression; imminent Russian recession spells bad news for global recovery; Sechin wins court ruling in defamation case; Russia releases Japanese whaling ship. Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 4, 2014

TODAY: Obama dismisses Russia; sanctions affecting economic sectors; oil price keeps Russia afloat; Germany pulls out of military deal; Russia bans Polish produce; Navalny trial begins; Marina Khodorkovsky dies. In an interview with the Economist, U.S. President Barack Obama painted a grim picture of Russia, dismissing it as a nation that ‘doesn’t make anything’, and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 1, 2014

TODAY: Medvedev visits Crimea; Putin promises to withdraw some troops from Ukraine border; Lavrov slams E.U. and U.S. ‘blockade’ of Transdnestr, flaunts China ties; ‘foreign agent’ law to be amended; Dozhd gets another 50 days; BP appoints new Russia head. To the chagrin of Ukraine, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Crimea yesterday, promising more cash and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 18, 2014

TODAY: Lavrov downplays Syria claims; I.O.C. impressed with Putin’s attendance; Vitishko protester arrested; ethnic Sochi leader detained; Bolotnaya Square protesters granted amnesty; Medvedev planning privatisations; lingerie ban; Rusal output to be lowest in eight years; Ukraine receives latest cash injection; Iran may swap oil for nuclear power. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the world’s impression of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 24, 2013

TODAY: Greenpeace charges softened; migration official proposes harsher penalties for employers of migrants; Putin to meet with Belarusian and Ukrainian counterparts; health official made Medvedev aide; Pichugin sentence ruled lawful; Rusal opposes warehouse bottleneck proposal; nuclear Arctic. Russia announced it will drop piracy charges against the Greenpeace activists currently being detained in Murmansk, but that […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 20, 2013

TODAY: Krymsk officials found guilty of negligence over 2012 floods; anti-gay lawmaker’s church attacked; runners deny podium kiss was political; RusAl prepares for cuts; Navalny uncovers more evidence of Sobyanin’s assets; class action lawsuits law moving forward; Putin says leniency will boost business; Naftogaz imports down. Four municipal and district officials from Krymsk have been […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 5, 2013

TODAY: Putin and Yanukovych meet, no decision reached on gas price; anniversary of Stalin’s death; Rusal’s plans to shrink output could cause unrest; Putin allies increase wealth; Alyokhina denied suspended sentence; first lesbian magazine published; suspect arrested in Filin attack. Following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, President Vladimir Putin said that there […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 17, 2013

TODAY: Lavrov meets Kerry; Shatto lawyer denies murder; Putin wants adoption obstacles removed; Ukraine seeking central European gas; Kremlin defends central bank independence; Lavrov defends anti-gay bill and Russian values. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday, leading to ‘constructive’ talks about the Syrian crisis, and a promise from […]