RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2017

TODAY: Defence Ministry denies reports that it struck US-backed forces in Syria, says it always gives advance notice of strikes; indigenous population in the Nenets district struggling to live alongside extensive oil projects; top Navalny aide claims he was beaten with a steel bar, police are investigating; vandals attack expensive new Moscow park; Matviyenko disagrees […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 15, 2017

TODAY: Journalists invited to Syria missile launch; deescalation talks apparently proceeding; who is behind the week of bomb threats? Kremlin calls “hysteria” over Zapad a “provocation”; Kaspserky to testify in front of US lawmakers over espionage claims; Ford’s Russia venture grows; Rosneft seeking out opportunities in Norway; calls emerge for banning Russia from Winter Olympics […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 22, 2017

TODAY: Putin announces US-hardliner Anatoly Antonov to replace Kislyak as Deputy Foreign Minister; US slashes visa services for ordinary Russians in tit-for-tat move, Lavrov says Russia won’t reciprocate; Kostin sues Vedomosti for causing “moral suffering”; Yandex and Uber seeking to merge; Central Bank starting to mine “big data”; investigators look into huge fire.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 15, 2017

TODAY: Feminists in Krasnodar deemed a security threat; Gulag victim commemorator facing prosecution; fantasy novelist decries changes to LGBT storyline in Russian edit of her novel; Moscow seeking to mediate between North Korea and the US in new joint plan with China; Kiev says Russia provided Pyongyang with rocket engines; powerful Libyan commander meets top officials in […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 12, 2017

TODAY: Navalny calls for last-minute rally location change, protesters already detained in Far East; hackers post ACF video on government websites; Lavrov tells US no more Syria strikes; Foreign Ministry says West cannot see positive dynamics in Crimea; Putin losing out with Trump? 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 26, 2017

TODAY: Michael Flynn likely violated the law with Russia payments, asserts committee; Sergei Lavrov says U.S. claim over Taliban arms supply ungrounded; Washington’s fighter jets head to Estonia; OPEC considering extending deal on curbing production; al-Qaeda claims responsibility for St Petersburg bombing; Novaya Gazeta journalist fears for life after covering Chechen Republic’s attacks on gay […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 5, 2017

TODAY: Russian citizen named as suspected bomber in St Petersburg attacks; Lavrov says blast must lead to increased joint efforts against terrorism, dismisses Syria links; stats indicating that Russia is out of recession are inaccurate, says Moscow Times; Medvedev dismisses Navalny fraud allegations indirectly as “politically motivated”; Udmurtia governor arrested for alleged bribe-taking; Justice Ministry […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 24, 2017

TODAY: Former Duma lawmaker and witness in Yanukovich treason trial gunned down in Kiev, prompting accusations of Russian state terror; Kremlin refuses Ukraine’s offer to beam in its Eurovision entry by satellite; police warn citizens against taking part in Navalny’s rally; Russia favourite Le Pen to visit Moscow; Lavrov says willing to discuss nuclear arms […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 24, 2017

TODAY: Organiser of march to commemorate murder of Boris Nemtsov receives official warning; deputy takes to usual measures to underscore parliamentarians’ apathy; Foreign Ministry’s ‘fake news’ fight lampooned; interim UN ambassador appointed; fight goes on in Syria but Russia opposes sharing burden of refugees. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 23, 2017

TODAY: Foreign Ministry tackles ‘fake news’; Defence Ministry to work on information war too; Putin takes aim at Internet service providers; Kremlin looks to energy companies for positive spin; military theme park will build replica of Reichstag; Ildar Dadin case quashed; OSCE says ceasefire in Ukraine fragile; Russia reacts to “hawk” McMaster.