RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 20, 2018

TODAY: Protesters gather against passing of pension reform bill; Putin creates new journalist awards; Defence Ministry showcases new weapons as Putin urges extension of START treaty; villagers not warned of war games; Crimea compiles dossier of dissenters; GDP growth at just 1.1%; Kremlin dumps US debt; Trump invites Putin to White House.

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

TODAY: Trump shocks with acceptance Putin’s denial of election meddling in otherwise uneventful summit meeting; Russia prepared to extend START treaty; Washington-based woman arrested for spying for Kremlin; Pussy Riot World Cup protesters jailed; MegaFon to delist from LSE; Merkel acknowledges politics of Nord Stream.

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

TODAY: Russian court rules against ‘nuisance’ principle for preventing protests; cell phone confiscations increasingly easy; presidential advisers concerned about treatment of Jehovah’s witnesses; G7 issues statement about jailed Ukrainian filmmaker; Russian stocks a bargain for emerging markets investors. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 20, 2018

TODAY: Navalny calls for pension plan protests; Yabloko already on the case; Moscow hits back at US calls for pardon of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker; HRW urges release of journalist charged with terror offences; Russia calls for hike in output ahead of OPEC meeting; energy executive arrested for spying; number of Russian millionaires reaches record. 

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

TODAY: Safe space for minorities during World Cup shut down in St Petersburg; taxi incident in Moscow causes jitters; US warns citizens about terror threat during the tournament; shadow of jailed Ukrainian film director bedevils games; Putin removes himself from pension uproar; clamping down on opposition in Moscow; Kaliningrad nuclear bunker receives upgrade. 

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

TODAY: Putin signs almost exact same new cabinet into law, fires Internet adviser; Trump-Jong-Un dialogue proves Putin right, says Kremlin; Russia will fight back against latest NATO expansions; Soviet crime bosses own property in Dubai; World Cup festivities mark start of games, Duma deputy warns Russians against sex with foreign fans; World Cup will aid […]

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

TODAY: Foreign Ministry responds to new US sanctions; Duma seeks legal amendments that would protect state companies from sanctions; under pressure, Deripaska postpones Manafort lawsuit; Open Russia branch opening stormed by police in Vladivostok; UN Secretary-General to join Putin for World Cup; Foreign Ministry approves of Jong Un-Trump meet.

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

TODAY: Putin at SCO in China during G7 meeting, says latter has less clout than former; G7 calls on Russia to end hostilities, Trump says Russia’s return would be good, Russia says no thanks; demonstrators gather in Moscow to demand release of political prisoners; Putin says too early to discuss prisoner trade with Ukraine; journalist sacked […]

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

TODAY: Italy PM calls for end to Russia sanctions, Austria and France say progress required in Ukraine first; UK concern for Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia; Putin praises China ahead of visit; electrician sentenced for criticising Putin online; most Russians unaware of anti-Putin protests earlier this year; Central Bank expecting sanctions until 2022; Russia […]

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

TODAY: Putin in Austria pushes for end of sanctions; neither G7 nor EBRD will resume relations with Russia; US pushing NATO to shore up forces against potential Russian attack; Central Bank seeking bailout remuneration via bank owner assets; US grants En+ investor extension; Putin’s chef moves into gold prospecting; journalists condemn Sushchenko sentence; Babchenko to […]