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

TODAY: Central Bank will nationalise B&N to avoid broader collapse; Eurobond demand exceeds $4bn; Yandex evacuated after Putin visit provokes bomb scare; response war games in Poland; Naftogaz sues Gazprom for $5bn; Moscow rethinking environmental policy, but not carbon emissions; Russia to beat Saudi Arabia as China’s #1 oil supplier. 

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

TODAY: Zapad military exercises nearing completion as Putin watches through binoculars; March 18 next year confirmed for presidential elections; US engineer sentenced for attempting to sell secrets to “Russian spy”; Stanislav Petrov died earlier this year; Moscow unveils Kalashnikov statue; Navalny volunteer given 2 years jail time.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2017

TODAY: Defence Ministry denies reports that it struck US-backed forces in Syria, says it always gives advance notice of strikes; indigenous population in the Nenets district struggling to live alongside extensive oil projects; top Navalny aide claims he was beaten with a steel bar, police are investigating; vandals attack expensive new Moscow park; Matviyenko disagrees […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 14, 2017

TODAY: Zapad military exercises underway; neighbouring states rattled; thousands evacuated over hoax bomb threats; Kremlin criticises ‘hysteria’ over Nicholas II film; energy giant acknowledges difficulty of working with Russia in the wake of sanctions; Washington bans firm from using Kaspersky software.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 13, 2017

TODAY: Authorities mulls what to do with Nemtsov commemorative plaque; Golos reports on distrust and irregularities in weekend’s election; Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal on extremism; Turkey signs monumental arms deal with Russia; RT affiliate forced to register as foreign agent in US; film drawn from screen after threats from extremists. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 12, 2017

TODAY: United Democrats win symbolic victory in Moscow councils; CJP urges accountability on Latynina; new film about Tsar prompts attacks by religious fanatics; fighting against the Russian propaganda machine; Ukraine wary of Putin’s peacekeeping proposal; Gazprom in need of Naftogaz; Moscow mulling further US diplomatic expulsions; Washington alleges Russian smugglers helping North Korea in wake of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2017

TODAY: Regional elections see accusations of fraud; opposition gains momentum under Gudkov’s grassroots campaign; young people more prominent in Moscow elections than ever before; Latynina decides to flee Russia after attempt on her life; cultural figures and Kremlin insiders rally around Serebrennikov; Zapad military exercises vex Britain; Chinese conglomerate to take a piece of Rosneft; Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 6, 2017

TODAY: Lavrov says Russia will sue over diplomatic row with US, Putin says Russia may cut more US staff to achieve parity; Putin stands by Serebrennikov’s arrest as legitimate; Rosneft and Sistema continue to battle; VEB Capital to oversee privatisation of United Grain Company; Belykh trial begins, pleads not-guilty.

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

TODAY: US orders closure of 1 Russian consulate and 2 trade missions, drawing accusations of a hot diplomatic war; Putin, ahead of BRICS summit, says prepared to collaborate internationally to reduce power of reserve currencies; controversial film director’s studio attacked; new RUSADA head chosen; Peskov plays down reports of Oreshkin’s popularity; Putin spoke to Stone […]

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

TODAY: Director Serebrennikov placed under house arrest, protesters gather in his defence, one detained; engineer released from prison after 2 years for sharing social media post about Crimea; Putin praises dialogue with Vatican; Rosneft wins $2.3bln case against Sistema. Ambassador to Sudan found dead.