RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2018

TODAY: Russians reported killed in Syria but Kremlin denies it; Russia’s two wars in Syria; Kuril Islands build-up affecting bilateral relations with Japan; OPEC deal wins Russia $43bn; Lavrov meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister canceled over Putin lie; Germany’s Bayer sues Anti-Monopoly Service; Yekaterinburg woman ruled unfit to be a foster mother over gender issues; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 7, 2018

TODAY: Peskov defends Russia’s right to place armaments on its own territory; Putin declares a modest income; US Treasury list causing problems for oligarchs; Navalny exposes state hypocrisy over Soviet troops image; ECHR rules in favour of Bolotnaya Square protester; Russia batters Syria; Central Bank to subject employees to lie detector tests. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 5, 2018

TODAY: UK-based oligarchs seek review of their legal status in Russia; professor loses job for complaining about low wages; St Petersburg activist found dead; Central Bank fines major banks for questionable operations; tens of thousands gather for Stalingrad anniversary; Peskov apologises for electioneering; Foreign Ministry responds to new US nuclear proposals; Russian plane shot down […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 1, 2018

TODAY: Three Russian intelligence heads visited US last week; Kremlin List hits oligarchs’ assets; Putin names air force regiment after Tallinn; oil deliveries to North Korea must continue; World Cup locust fears; Navalny associates jailed; Promsvyazbank to be recapitalised; IOC accidentally invites banned athlete to coach the Games.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 31, 2018

TODAY: Russia responds with ridicule and outrage to US Treasury list, Putin comments; sanctioned Naryshkin visited US last week; Navalny allies detained; ECHR rules on Bolotnaya Square arrests; Lavrov heckled at Syria conference; gay couple forced to flee; Sberbank to trade cryptocurrency outside Russia.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 23, 2018

TODAY: RDIF head says OPEC collaboration should last years; messaging apps to keep state cooperation secret; court orders Navalny foundation shutdown; Sobchak wins election signatures, calls for legalisation of cannabis; sanctions affecting Microsoft sales in Russia; World Cup to halt factory production; head of British army cites Russia threat; US imports first LNG from Russia. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 22, 2018

TODAY: Putin portrayed as national saviour in apolitical environment; Constitutional Court refuses Navalny registration complaint, campaign manager documents assaults; Twitter updates Russian bot number; Russia to stay with OPEC deal through 2018; IOC further reduces Russian athletes pool; Peskov blames Internet for school attacks; Putin meeting Poroshenko in secret? Lavrov slams West, defends Trump.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 17, 2018

TODAY: World Bank supports Kremlin plan to boost spending; Bershidsky discusses the ‘Whatever’ candidate; Sobchak makes Navalny radio drama; Levada Centre to release polling data after presidential vote; Lavrov accuses US of secret plan to militarise space; Kuznetsova implicates state in school knife attack; Serebrennikov house arrest extended.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 16, 2018

TODAY: Activist beaten for protesting illegal mansion build; state pollster says presidential voters trust election campaign; Justice Ministry seeks Navalny Foundation closure; banking industry causing ongoing problems; Kremlin planning spending spree; Lithuania implements Magnitsky Law as Russia plans retaliatory Olympic ban sanctions. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 5, 2018

TODAY: Presidential elections a shoe-in but opposition gaining ground in local elections; Russia cautious on US response to Iranian state violence; Putin authorises resumption of flights to Cairo; Russian journalist expelled from Latvia; $45m satellite loss ruled human error.