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

TODAY: Organiser of march to commemorate murder of Boris Nemtsov receives official warning; deputy takes to usual measures to underscore parliamentarians’ apathy; Foreign Ministry’s ‘fake news’ fight lampooned; interim UN ambassador appointed; fight goes on in Syria but Russia opposes sharing burden of refugees. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 23, 2017

TODAY: Foreign Ministry tackles ‘fake news’; Defence Ministry to work on information war too; Putin takes aim at Internet service providers; Kremlin looks to energy companies for positive spin; military theme park will build replica of Reichstag; Ildar Dadin case quashed; OSCE says ceasefire in Ukraine fragile; Russia reacts to “hawk” McMaster.

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 17, 2017

TODAY: Putin accuses Ukraine of undermining Minsk agreement; U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis asserts Moscow must play by international rules; Trump lambasts Russia links as ‘fake news’; Manafort’s connections to Kremlin continue to draw attention; Michael Flynn may have lied to FBI on Russia accusations, media reports; RT and Sputnik enjoying renaissance. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 16, 2017

TODAY: Russia responds angrily to U.S. suggestions that it return Crimea to Ukraine; pro-Putin nationalist group pickets media for ‘cult of Trump’ coverage; Kremlin dismisses story that Trump had contact with its intelligence all through last year as ‘fake news’, sets record straight on INF violation allegations; Karelia governor is fifth to resign in a […]

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

TODAY: White House under pressure over Trump’s Russia ties again after national security adviser Flynn dismissed, Duma officials react angrily, future U.S.-Russia ties now uncertain; Trump wants Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine; Montenegro warns pro-Russian groups against plots; U.S. says new Russian cruise missile violates treaty; Defence Ministry slams HRW for its Syria reports.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 2, 2017

TODAY: Treason arrests spark talk of a purge; Trump’s Security Adviser was paid to attend a Putin dinner; Russian economy returned to growth last year; Kirill calls for fairer banks; E.U. trying to block Russia-Hungary cooperation; violence flares in eastern Ukraine, Russia denies accusations of shooting at a Ukrainian plane; Nemtsov memorials repeatedly trashed.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 1, 2017

TODAY: FSB agents held on treason charges now thought to have been collaborating with CIA; Czech Republic hacked, Russia suspected; Navalny forced to attend retrial in Kirov, will run for president no matter the outcome; Russia and new U.S. administration shifting world order; Orthodox Church to punish parents of schoolchildren; Freedom House slams Russia; McDonald’s […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 31, 2017

TODAY: Russia in Arctic military push; no comment from the Kremlin on Trump Muslim ban; Kiselyov lauds first Trump-Putin contact; #Calexit allegedly funded by Russians; NatWest reverses RT account closure decision; many say easing of anti-Russia sanctions not necessarily in Russia’s interests; black market currency leaving Venezuela for Russia; Deutsche Bank fined in ‘mirror trading’ […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 30, 2017

TODAY: Putin and Trump hold telephone call, widely seen as positive, no mention of sanctions; no changes to ‘foreign agents’ law; Moscow will prosecute if protesters rally for prisoner Dadin; Russia and the German elections; Lefortovo 4 and U.S.-Russia espionage; Gorbachev worried; Ukraine to block railway to besieged eastern regions; UAE seeks tourism boost with […]