RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 19, 2018

TODAY: Putin speaks at Valdai forum on nuclear weapons, Khashoggi, and Kerch shooting; state banks may get dividend reprieve to boost capital; more companies making no-dollar deals; sanctions spur China shipyard row; Navalny responds to National Guard duel challenge, proposing a live debate.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 18, 2018

TODAY: Terrorist scare sparks National Guard callout after 20 killed at Kerch school as student opens fire; Crimean deputy detained for corruption; US sanctions slam Russian tech, leave oligarch wealth intact; Lavrov says Bellingcat is spy front; millions of Russian troll Tweets revealed; Italy opposes Russia sanctions in EU but won’t veto. 

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

TODAY: Russia’s push for influence in CAR includes 19 military deals; Kremlin to change constitution? WEF index shows Russia climbing as competitive economy, projects 1.7% growth; Syria and Egypt looking at passenger flights to Russia; Kremlin no longer capping oil output; Ingushetia protests continue; EU anticipates Russian meddling in vote next Spring. 

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

TODAY: Russian Orthodox Church announces split from Constantinople; tolerance for corruption increased under Putin; Navalny summoned by police immediately after jail release; Amnesty researcher abducted in Ingushetia; Italy seeks Russia sanctions reprieve in EU; Total pushing ahead with Russian oil ambitions; Putin awards civil servants in footballer attack.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 12, 2018

TODAY: Kudrin think tank says widespread protests increasingly likely; Russia says it hopes US will understand, after Soyuz space makes emergency landing, prompting criminal investigation; Kremlin opposes Ukraine moves for Orthodox independence; Russian ambassador to OSCE claims Kiev whipping up anti-Russian hysteria ahead of vote; footballers jailed in pre-trial detention for two months for assault.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 11, 2018

TODAY: Kudrin warns further sanctions could trigger recession; Russian businesses are insulating themselves, says FT; repatriation of assets part of Putin’s plan? Russia scores low in Oxfam poverty index; Slutsky recommends freezing Council of Europe membership; Putin consoles MMA fighter; Jehovah’s Witnesses detained for extremism; FOREX fraud scheme uncovered; police investigator assassinated; UK source Bellingcat, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 10, 2018

TODAY: Council of Europe delays Russia voting rights restoration; various perspectives on Russia and Europe; Ukraine power imbalance could cause religious war; US and Russia discuss nuclear treaties in Geneva; Kremlin promises supportive measures for investment; Nord Stream to go ahead whether or not it is sanctioned; Gazprom to resume imports from Turkmenistan; Skripal suspect […]

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

TODAY: UK, US, Netherlands all accuse Russia of major hacking operations, US says Russia must be punished, NATO to beef up cyber-defence; Foreign Ministry dismisses all allegations; Russia accuses US of formulating chemical weapons programme on its borders; Russia’s US bonds crash; Sweden boosting its defences against Russia grab; Sentsov ends hunger strike; protester’s lawyer […]

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

TODAY: Lavrov issues rare US rebuke; record numbers of Russian civilians enter Syria as S-300 missile deliveries begin; Ukraine demands access to Sentsov; Latvia wants Russian apology for Soviet actions; pension reform protests continue; vaccinations decreasing across Russia; iPhone fever; champagne warnings; Arctic patrols.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 28, 2018

TODAY: Pension reform bill passes third lower house reading; Far East losses for ruling party point to complex problems; Putin visits Tajikistan, Azerbaijan; Kudrin anticipates income growth, discusses ongoing poverty; Russia pressuring UN over North Korea; Foreign Ministry slams NATO over Afghanistan; Verzilov leaves hospital after suspected poisoning; student on hunger strike after extremism charges; […]