RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 13, 2018

TODAY: Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after suspected poisoning; Putin defends North Korea’s steps towards denuclearisation, says Kim Jong Un welcome any time; Moscow looking to diversify trade currencies as VTB warns that dollar customers will have to withdraw in other currencies; Ukraine bond repayment appeal hits London court; Sentsov nominated for Sakharov Prize; Skripal suspect […]

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

TODAY: Growing ties between Russia and China visible in military exercises, a show of trust at the Eastern Economic Forum, and big new investment deals; Putin urges Japan PM to sign peace treaty before 2019; Gazprom planning pipeline across North and South Korea; Putin’s former bodyguard challenges Navalny to a duel; Serebrennikov ordered to remain […]

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

TODAY: Putin evaluates regional elections as United Russia sees setbacks; Amnesty critcises pension protest detentions; Russia will not hand over spy suspects; Putin invites Kim Jong Un to visit; Turkey calling for end to Idlib attacks, UN warns of century’s worst humanitarian crisis; ruble hits two-year low; Russia seeking Africa influence; UK press falls for […]

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

TODAY: Hundreds detained at protests against pension reform; regional elections held, Sobyanin wins Moscow Mayor post again; nationalists attack Nemtsov memorial again; US admits errors in Butina spy allegations; Vietnam orders $1bn of Russian arms. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 6, 2018

TODAY: UK charges suspects over Skripal poisoning, claims they are liked to GRU, Foreign Ministry dismisses claims, asks to see real evidence; Putin classifies freelance spy information as state secret; blogger and businesswoman facing charges over online posts; Navalny loses sentence appeal; athletes stripped of medals over doping; Russia and Japan need to work on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 3, 2018

TODAY: Thousands march across Russia against pension reforms; Nord Stream 2 on schedule despite opposition; Vkontakte to give users privacy control; FBI tried to flip Deripaska; Babchenko murder plot coordinator jailed. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 30, 2018

TODAY: Putin gives televised address on pension reform, reduces female age hike, asks for compliance, Siluanov reveals implementation costs of $7.3bn; Russia’s stagnant economy; Telegram is unblockable; InDriver gaining ground; US accuses Russia of breaking WTO rules; Lavrov warns West against interfering in Idlib; advertising standards under fire for sexism.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 29, 2018

TODAY: Putin will speak on pension reforms, hints at softer measures; “power lobby” growing in Duma; Russia increases Mediterranean naval presence, plans 300,000-strong war games; Telegram unveils new privacy policy; US-based environmental group targeted; Rosneft’s shares skyrocketing.

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

TODAY: Putin in Finland defends NATO response, says US sanctions are counterproductive; latest sanctions “negligible” but Russia bracing for next measures; Serebrennikov now detained for a year; Taliban agrees to Russia talks, US and Afghanistan refuse; Novichok report explains difficulty of locating Salisbury maker; Credit Suisse freezes $5bn of Russia money.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 21, 2018

TODAY: Microsoft thwarts new Russia political hacks on US; Syria refugees obstructed by lack of US cooperation; Russia will not be the first to put weapons in space; sanctions hurting emerging markets, Putin hopes for better ties, UK pushing for further measures; 762 extremism cases this year alone; Russians believe in sub-plot to destroy values; […]