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 – May 15, 2017

TODAY: Russia suffers massive cyber attack; settlement reached with US authorities in controversial money laundering case just days before trial; Trump blames Comey firing on “Russia thing”; Tillerson says no doubt about Russian election interference; tens of thousands march in Moscow to protest demolitions; activists detained for reciting the constitution; RDIF fund planning $1.6bn Moscow […]

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

TODAY: Nabiullina to be nominated for second term at helm of Central Bank; Nord Stream 2 not designed to harm anyone, says Putin; Kremlin’s iron ladies keep feminism at bay; Navalny says rally will go ahead despite lack of approval from authorities; US general calls for ramping up nuclear stockpiles as Russia deterrent; lecturer fired […]

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

TODAY: Magnitsky family’s lawyer in hospital after a fall, one day before court appearance; university student alleges he was beaten and detained for carrying a Ukrainian flag; Deutsche Bank reportedly heavily involved in Global Laundromat; Russian money laundering investigations in the UK hampered by poor diplomatic ties; ruble continues to be overvalued, says Siluanov; Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 15, 2016

TODAY: Russian military to be tested for combat readiness; Sechin interview reveals concerns over plans to sell 20% of Rosneft and anticipates stiffened competition in energy sector; Western attendance at St Petersburg Economic Forum set to pick up? Russia appears on soft power rankings; regional leader of opposition party attacked; UEFA gives Russia suspended disqualification; […]

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 – April 28, 2016

TODAY: Panama Papers leak links Roldugin with Magnitsky; names of senior officials are being removed from public records, activists say; Putin lambasts space officials after rocket launch is called off; Labour Minister denies that there are any poor Russian pensioners; Chinese online retailer to accept new Russian payment system; Navalny files lawsuit against state-run media […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 2, 2016

TODAY: Russia weathering low oil price for now? Kremlin preparing the way for seven privatisations; unemployment passes 1m, Russia falls in economic freedom index; magazine fined for publishing piece about Putin’s daughter; Merkel says no sanctions lift until fighting stops in Ukraine, UK accuses Russia of hindering peace effort in Syria; Kremlin denies knowledge of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 16, 2015

TODAY: Putin sends condolences to France in wake of terror attacks, Kremlin leaders push for cooperation with West against terrorism, world leaders push for Russia to end conflict in Syria; Putin and Obama meet on sidelines of G20; Tusk notes Russia’s role in Syria has increased numbers of refugees; activists send bank-coffins down Moscow River; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 30, 2015

TODAY: EU votes to extend anti-Russia sanctions; Human Rights Watch says Western complacency aggravated Ukraine crisis; Russia in tit-for-tat with U.S. over Magnitsky sanctions; interest rates still at crippling 17%; Putin’s daughter’s whereabouts revealed; opposition launch anti-Russian propaganda channel.