RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin’s trust ratings hit a new low. Deripaska sanctions tussle in US benefited him and Kremlin, documents show. Navalny says has evidence that Deripaska plotted model’s arrest. Targeting of Open Russia activists shows increased pressure on rights defenders. Kremlin’s Africa approach similar to that of France in the 70s. Russia-US missile row […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 21, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Deripaska-linked model apologises to him in court. Tenth anniversary of Markelov/Baburova murder. 2,000 gather to defend Kuril Islands. Surgeon facing charges after posting Open Russia logo in Facebook video. Netherlands will not recognise Yukos liquidation. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 18, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Deripaska-linked escort arrested in Moscow. Facebook deletes hundreds of disinformation pages linked to Sputnik. Putin lauded on arrival in Serbia. Novak explains output cap speed.  Anastasia Vashukevich, the Belarusian model who claimed to be Oleg Deripaska’s mistress, and to have evidence proving Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, was arrested […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 17, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin visits Serbia, criticises US interference in Balkans. Lavrov suspicious of Macedonia name change, critical of US military plans in Venezuela. Kremlin responds to Trump claims. Despite split, US to remove sanctions from Deripaska-linked companies. EU sanctions Skripal suspects. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 16, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin committed to alleviating poverty, says spokesman. EU urging investigation of alleged Chechen LGBTQ torture. US Senate seeks to block easing of Deripaska sanctions, as his former mistress is released from Thai prison. Serbian President reveals his reliance on Putin’s advice. CAR ambassador replaced. Apartment block collapses shine spotlight on crumbling infrastructure. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 15, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin orders creation of national waste disposal system as over half of Russians polled say they are in favour of the entire government’s dismissal. Lavrov says Japan may not dispute its ownership of the Kuril Islands. Medvedev defends withdrawal of Belarus oil subsidies. Rights group Memorial under inspection. Crimean lawyer in human […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 14, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: US threatens Germany with sanctions over Nord Stream support.  Novatek seeking Arctic gas storage in Japan. US Senate wants reversal of decision to relax Deripaska sanctions. Moscow city Duma voting system inaccurate. Estonia tries to save Narva. Putin’s judo buddy wins tender for anti-corruption training. National Guard lawsuit against Alexei Navalny thrown […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 11, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: BBC under investigation by Roskomnazdor. Belarus warns Russia over oil price hikes. Central Bank switched up $101bn US last year. Norway prepared to get its share of Arctic wealth. On the near impossibility of protest authorisation. Investigative project links Prigozhin to CAR murders. Local police accused of attending gang boss funeral. Rogozin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 10, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin planning civil worker salary boost. Government support for Magnitogorsk building survivors. Moscow deputy attacked in the street. State-backed war movie breaks box office records. Peskov denies Israeli election meddling and espionage pawn games. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 9, 2019

TODAY IN RUSSIA: Putin hails energy independence at launch of new LNG terminal. World Bank downgrades Russia growth expectations. Duma begins new session. Kirill warns of the coming of the Antichrist (via smartphones). Memorial for Magnitogorsk. Russia ready to talk to US about INF Treaty. Russian Trump Tower lawyer charged, revealing Kremlin ties.