RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 13, 2017

TODAY: US bans purchase of Kaspersky Labs software, company says move is political; capital outflows up 71% year-on-year; Russia continues to move Siemens gas turbines to Crimea; Polonsky sentenced but immediately released; Chaika connections with Trump Jr investigated, Lavrov and Peskov say Western media is out of control; Navalny campaign chief computer confiscated; Medvedev off […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 29, 2014

TODAY: Putin rebukes E.U. for interfering in Ukraine, says loan is politically unconditional (Shuvalov disagrees); VTB to pay fine over Iran sanctions violation; CPJ notes restrictions on Sochi reporting; Fetisov quits business for politics; Bastrykin goes after Moscow judge; Polonsky never to return home. Russia and the E.U. met for a summit in Brussels yesterday […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 13, 2014

TODAY: Poll names Putin as most admired; Khodorkovsky case troubling university; LUKoil faces hefty spill fine; Iran and Russia on verge of trade deal; Sochi protest zone location announced as police continue terror sweep; gay rights, Pussy Riot, Polonsky freed. A YouGov poll conducted for The Times newspaper named President Vladimir Putin the third most […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 12, 2013

TODAY: Ukraine halts Russian gas imports; Rosneft signs China agreement with Kazakhstan; Putin visits Vietnam; Greenpeace detainees moved; Pavlensky will not be charged; Sergei Polonsky; Norilsk Nickel to double domestic spending; Google appeases Federation Council. Ukraine’s Naftogaz halted gas imports and new gas purchases from Russia last week, the latest move in a long-standing pricing […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 7, 2013

TODAY: Moscow apologises to Norwegian reporters; Greenpeace activists detained in Moscow river protest; Bolotnaya supporters held in demonstration. Colombia rattled by Russia jets; property magnate Sergei Polonsky readies for Russian return; long-term economic forecasts gloomy; food prices soar; meteorite report.  The Russian government has apologised to two Norwegian journalists who complained of harassment by police […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 1, 2013

TODAY: Putin signs anti-gay bill into law, protesters detained after clashes; ‘illegal’ Navalny election leaflets seized at rally; Lebedev likely not to be jailed; new law grants bank account access; Rosneft in cooperation with Internal Affairs; Moscow government to buy popular tabloid; Ecuador says Snowden is Russia’s responsibility. President Vladimir Putin signed into law a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 3, 2013

TODAY: Putin issues three-month disclosure deadline, reverses Medvedev’s gubernatorial election reform; NGO inspection reaches Voronezh; Nizhny Novgorod fraud; Moscow may not sign new UN treaty on arms; orphanages report; Gazprom losing value despite export boom; Polonsky released. President Vladimir Putin has issued a three-month deadline to Russian officials to close their foreign bank accounts if […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 16, 2013

TODAY: Duma debates adoption ban as adoptive families remain caught in uncertainty; Kadyrov to appear on Magnitsky List; $1 billion to Bangladesh for arms purchases; Polonsky probe ongoing; Yuriev switches to U.S. market; private energy companies could be given access to continental shelf; Russian Railways suing Apple; moon, spies, domestic violence. The Duma has returned […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 14, 2013

TODAY: Adoption march draws thousands, Peskov defends Kremlin’s adoption ban; Serdyukov may face questioning as a suspect; Lavrov says Assad’s exit cannot be precondition for a crisis deal; Depardieu weighs in on Russia’s opposition; Polonsky to be released after paying victims; Putin marks press holiday; Yuri Schmidt to be buried in St. Petersburg. Yesterday’s ‘March […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 9, 2013

TODAY: Markets re-open on a high; EEU creating pressure among potential members; Polonsky could be detained until end of month; tax on screenings of foreign films; cosmonauts and the space industry; new radar stations; wolf hunt. Russian markets re-opened yesterday after the New Year’s holiday and both RTS and the MICEX started the year well […]