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

TODAY: Human rights giant Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies at 91. Hundreds protest against regional authorities in Tatarstan. Ponomaryov sentenced reduced. Navalny’s new voting initiative site blocked by ISPs. Russia is number 2 in global arms sales, largely thanks to its own purchases. Russia stalls at climate conference. France investigating Russian influence on Yellow Vests. Putin’s “daughter” […]

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

TODAY: OPEC fails to real output cut agreement. Ukraine appeals to OSCE to act against Russia. Trump losing Kremlin support. Venezuela wins $6bn in Russian investment. Medvedev says pension reform decision hardest of the decade. St Petersburg Soviet commemoration plaques declared illegal. MPs demand EU-wide Magnitsky Act.

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

TODAY: Russia wants evidence of US claims regarding INF Treaty, threatens to make banned weapons and target US allies. Poroshenko in the NYT. EU campaign to combat Russian disinformation. Activist Ponomarev given 25 days’ jail for an online post.

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

TODAY: NATO accuses Russia of breaching INF Treaty and US issues ultimatum for Russian compliance. Russia says US knows it is already compliant. Kremlin says US must make next move on dialogue. Ukraine concerned about Russian military buildup, as commercial traffic resumes in Sea of Azov. School teacher compares Navalny badges to Nazi persecution. Schoolboy […]

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

TODAY: Kremlin denies plot to takeover Ukrainian ports. NATO to discuss Kerch Strait incident today after G20 glosses over it. Kremlin defends Putin handshake with Saudi Prince. Ukraine-Russia Orthodox split sees priests’ homes searched. Human Rights Ombudswoman calls for new law against domestic abuse. Spending cuts hurting regions. Kremlin pundit defends rappers. Germany says supporting […]

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

TODAY: Putin G20 high-five with Saudi Prince raises eyebrows, pair agree to extend OPEC+ cooperation. Merkel presses Putin on Kerch Strait deescalation, Germany discussing reduced support for Nord Stream 2. Russia sealing up the Arctic. Georgian unrest following presidential elections is in Russia’s favour. State journalist caught filming at UK spy facility. Russian leaders mourn […]

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

TODAY: Russia deploys S-400 missile systems in Crimea; Trump cancels G20 meeting with Putin over Ukraine tensions, but Merkel meeting will go ahead. Poroshenko calls on NATO to protect Ukraine from total takeover. Kremlin denies restricting ships in the Black Sea. Agriculture is booming. Police seize schoolchildren’s drawings, fearing “gay propaganda”. Deripaska at London High […]

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

TODAY: Putin and Sechin open Russia-China energy forum. Putin jokes about reducing US dollar dependence. VTB head accepts Central Bank capital requirements. Stigma risks HIV epidemic. Germany committed to Nord Stream 2. Theories on Ukraine-Russia naval incident. Navalny reveals new voting initiative.

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

TODAY: Russia prosecuting Ukranian sailors, Poroshenko says war is a possibility. Russia rejects $1.3bn ruling in favour of Ukrainian bank. Research shows some Russian CEOs benefit from sanctions. VTB accidentally reports $12bn CAR loan. Khodorkovsky says Russia implicated in CAR journalist death. Russia and Ukraine HIV numbers soar. Moscow FGM clinic exposed.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 27, 2018

TODAY: Putin concerned after Ukraine declares martial law. Critics argue escalation of Kerch Strait incident works in favour of both Presidents’ popularity ratings. International leaders call for release of Ukrainian ships and soldiers. Military issues secure thumb drives to prevent leaking of classified data. Popular rapper Husky released early from jail after public and high-level […]