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.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 13, 2016

TODAY: Congress pledges to investigate CIA’s assessment of Russian interference in U.S. presidential election; prospect of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State praised by Kremlin; clash of ideas over Syria interventions; Russia pledges to assist Serbia militarily; Lavrov pours scorn on E.U. terminology for Crimea; Gorbachev suggests ‘new union’ could emerge; RBC media ordered to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 10, 2016

TODAY: Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Aleppo bombing; John Kerry demands close examination of Russia’s possible war crimes in Syria; Francois Hollande casts doubts over Putin meeting in Paris; Lavrov accuses the West of threatening national security; Iskander missiles deployed to Kaliningrad; relations with Turkey improve; Putin’s ‘extremism’.  Russia has vetoed a draft Franco-Spanish U.N. resolution […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 26, 2016

TODAY: Russia faces accusations of war crimes in Syria at UN Security Council; Washington calls Moscow’s bombardment of Aleppo ‘barbarism’; Sergey Kirilenko poised to become first deputy chief of staff; Finance Ministry advocates cautious stance on oil prices; recent elections have failed to fulfil voters’ hopes, Central Election Commission admits. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 13, 2016

TODAY: Russia faced with possible disqualification from Euro 2016 after mob violence; former Parnas chairman found guilty of bribery; leading opposition deputy divested of powers; number of people seeking to leave Crimea apparently increasing; as are the number trying to leave Russia; new film about Sergei Magnitsky depicts Kremlin’s interpretation of lawyer’s death. UEFA has decided to launch proceedings […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Mar 25, 2016

TODAY: Lavrov and Kerry have productive meeting; Syrian opposition says Putin is only hope for peace process; Russian exports up in April despite OPEC agreement; meldonium scandal reveals crisis in Russian medicine; almost $3bn lost in pension funds; state television is pro-Trump.