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

TODAY: Kremlin responds to UK report on “dirty” money; Abramovich visa hold-up may not be routine; UK opens three new investigations into RT; Central Bank to bailout Otkritie Group again; RDIF head wants more domestic debt; Kremlin defends Putin’s bouquet; floating nuclear plant ready for first voyage; cryptocurrency is property, says Justice Ministry. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 15, 2018

TODAY: Putin hosts EEC, meets new Armenian leader; Lavrov hails close security ties with Egypt; MI5 head attacks Russia; activists seek investigation into Cossack beatings; Russians do not feel affected by sanctions, Kremlin mulls support options for biggest and worst-hit companies; Deripaska giving evidence in London in Abramovich case; former Finance Minister given post at […]

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

TODAY: Troops and weapons out for Victory Day, Putin swipes at West in speech; Kremlin wants summit with US over Iran nuclear deal decision; Poland goes after Nord Stream 2; Vekselberg firm questioned over alleged payment to Trump lawyer; Senate confirms Russian election hacking; old promises, book reviews.

RA’s Daily Russian News Blast – April 20, 2018

TODAY: Lavrov considering supplying air defense missiles to Syria; Washington castigates Moscow for attempt to remove traces of chemical weapons attack; can the Kremlin really stop Telegram? Sberbank and VTB poised to make major Croatian investment; Rosneft’s strategic investment in Iraqi Kurdistan. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who remains confident that there will be no armed […]

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

TODAY: Naryshkin and Shoigu decry return to Cold War; OPCW denies Russia’s request for joint Skripal inquiry; NATO says not trying to isolate Russia; Latvia and Sweden alarmed by Russian Baltic Sea missile testing; half of Russian PhDs want to emigrate; RSF sees reporting trend of censoring bad news; second deadly mall fire in 2 […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 4, 2018

TODAY: UK military research centre has not yet verified that Skripal nerve agent came from Russia, Kremlin demands apology for “idiocy”; Gazprom and EU to settle antitrust case; 96% of state tenders uncompetitive; Navalny to create new political party; activist faces jail time for private online meme folder; Russia to speed up missile delivery to […]

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

TODAY: Day of Mourning declared for Kemerovo mall fire victims, Putin visiting region; Russia and OPEC could extend alliance 20 more years; Russia using UN to weaken human rights? Germany issues Nord Stream permit. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 26, 2018

TODAY: Putin thanks voters, promises various improvements for new term; Putin relative appointed to Gazprom board; US tariffs could cost Russian metals producers $3bn; ethics committee failure to indict Slutsky leads to media boycott; protests over Volokolamsk landfill lead to firing of local deputy; Kremlin denies claims that Skripal begged for a pardon; Deripaska escort lawsuit […]

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

TODAY: EU recalls its ambassador from Moscow as Europe closes ranks over spy poisoning; European Council concurs with British verdict on Russian involvement; Russian ambassador to London suggests channelling Agatha Christie to solve the complex case; voting violations have no impact on result of presidential elections, maintains CEC; the thorny matter of campaign promises. 

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

TODAY: Trump, Macron, Merkel keep pressure on Kremlin over Skripal, Poland says Russia seeking destabilisation of Europe; no protests mark new Putin term. Slutsky cleared of wrongdoing by Duma ethics committee; OFC Bank gets a Central Bank intervention; Gazprom needs Ukraine, says Naftogaz head. Protest outside Moscow after children fall ill near landfill.