RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 30, 2016

TODAY: US and Russia continue to lock horns over Syria and nuclear weapons; Merkel presses Putin on Syria and Ukraine; Rosneft sues RBC for libel; new OPEC limits are unlikely to alter Russia’s production; former Yukos head funding media startups; abortion under fire.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 29, 2016

TODAY: US threatens to end Syria diplomacy with Russia over ‘barbaric’ Aleppo attacks; criminal investigation team says Russia was behind downing of MH-17; Putin unveils hopes for new budget as oil production continues to hit post-Soviet highs; anti-abortion movement grows. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 28, 2016

TODAY: Reporter Grigory Pasko attacked in Barnaul; journalist who attempted to expose election fraud charged with it himself; Patriarch Krill hardens abortion stance; anti-Kremlin protester arrested once more; Putin linked to Gunvor in Dozhd TV broadcast; MH17 investigation likely to show Buk missile behind tragedy; rumours swirl around Investigative Committee; grain harvest applauded by Putin; ecologists express concerns over Siberian wildfires.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 23, 2016

TODAY: Putin announces ally as new head of Foreign Intelligence Service; opposition deputies take less than a third of new Duma seats; election data indicates number of Russian troops in Syria; Finance Ministry proposes $1.25bn of new borrowing; rights campaigner awarded ‘alternative Nobel’.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 21, 2016

TODAY: CIA head says Putin will run in 2018, increase stronghold on society; founder of art collective Voina arrested in Czech Republic; NATO rejects Russian air safety proposal as a distraction; UN suspends aid to Syria after US alleges Russia attacked convoy; Putin to oversee launch of new oilfield; convicted rapist wins United Russia seat […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 2, 2016

TODAY: US extends its anti-Russia sanctions over Ukraine crisis, targeting Gazprom and new bridge to Crimea; Peskov says reciprocity is likely; women detained at Beslan event for wearing anti-Putin t-shirts; tepid reception for Yashin’s United Russia report, party continuing to lose support; Russia to create its own human rights group; China completes $2bn worth of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 1, 2016

TODAY: German Foreign Minister backs Russian return to G8, Kremlin prefers format of G20; Foreign Ministry accuses US of using Russia to achieve ‘PR goals’; Wikileaks’ interests often intersect with Russia’s; Putin working to build Vladivostok; Putin chats to Etonians.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 30, 2016

TODAY: Russia thought to be stepping up cyberattacks, possibly in connection with US presidential elections; Ukrainian religious leader targeted under new anti-terror laws; NATO says Russia stepping up military exercises but not breaking rules; Paralympics team now barred from 2018 Winter Olympics as well; Sechin offers Kremlin $5bn cash for control stake in Bashneft. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 29, 2016

TODAY: Crimea flare-up glitch in economic recovery; state lender Sberbank breaks records; another privatization put on hold; heads roll in Investigative Committee; whole new Internet planned for state officials; migrant workers perish in warehouse fire; no major advances in Syria peace talks; the perils of whistleblowing. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 26, 2016

TODAY: Merkel slams Russia’s actions in Ukraine as German official calls for new arms control deal with Russia to avoid unintentional war; Putin announces military drills and assessment of combat readiness; Sberbank sets profit record; Putin’s son-in-law is among Russia’s wealthiest; Paralympics ban sees officials cracking down on doping witness; Biden warns Europe against Nord […]