RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 8, 2017

TODAY: Navalny-organised anti-corruption march to go ahead next week; Sobyanin will not budge on demolition plans; lawmakers want “foreign agent” law extended; Kremlin denies allegations that it hacked Qatari news; US still in favour of extending sanctions against Russia; Kasparov on Putin; Stone documentary on Putin set to air; Moscow Times to be acquired by […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 23, 2014

TODAY: Putin blocks ad income for independent television channels, ends Gazprom pipeline monopoly; MH17 an accident, but U.S. still blames Russia; Litvinenko snub canceled out by British exports and oligarch party donations; Kudrin advises against military intervention in Ukraine; Russia to rebuild Crimean military; Moscow metro head fired. President Vladimir Putin signed so many bills […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 15, 2014

TODAY: Kudrin warns on financing Ukraine; loan to Hungary will fund nuclear plants; critics attack Aksana Panova ban; U.S. journalist’s Russia ban is payback, sources say; Politkovskaya trial resumes with new jury; Pussy Riot visit their former jail; Sobyanin congratulated for fairness in last election; Zhirinovsky’s relationship advice. Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has expressed […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 5, 2013

TODAY: Kirill awards Putin for powerful Russia as thousands join nationalist Unity Day marches and two young LGBT people are beaten; Sobyanin fires officials over Biryulyovo; Medvedev backtracks on Ukraine; Vasilyeva says charges are political; Lebedev sells Aeroflot stake. Thousands of Russians participated in Unity Day marches in dozens of towns across the country yesterday, chanting […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 21, 2013

TODAY: Russia stakes its Arctic territory as Greenpeace activists complain of harsh conditions; Tolokonnikova resumes hunger strike; Sochi worker claims unpaid wages; nationalist protest in St. Petersburg, Moscow police to facilitate volunteer patrol for illegal migrants; Katyn case goes to EU court; “Russia’s Murdochs”; oil giants sign accord. Alexandra Harris, the British Greenpeace activist currently […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 13, 2013

TODAY: White House and Pentagon respond to Putin’s Syria op-ed; Assad says he will comply on chemical weapons, but not because of U.S.; Sobyanin inaugurated; authorities’ homes searched in Yekaterinburg; doughnuts, fire, Mussolini literature ban. Vladimir Putin’s ‘peacemaker’ New York Times op-ed is making ripples, with the White House noting the ‘great irony in the placement […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 10, 2013

TODAY: Obama says Russia proposal on Syria could lead to ‘breakthrough’; Medvedev warns Ukraine; Roizman accused of rigging vote; Navalny demands recount, celebrates result at ‘victory rally’; large state companies may be forced to allocate dividends; boost to agricultural support and Thai ties.  U.S. President Barack Obama says that Russia’s latest proposal on Syria is […]

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

TODAY: Sobyanin hails win at ‘most open’ Moscow mayoral elections as Navalny alleges falsifications, supporters plan to rally; Putin pledges ongoing help for Syria; Olympics sponsors are worried; Sweden criticises Russia ‘economic warfare’. Moscow’s mayoral elections were held yesterday, with 3,300 polling stations recording an 18% turnout.  As of this morning in Russia, with roughly […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 6, 2013

TODAY: G20 begins with awkward greetings, Syria disputes, and a BRIC currency pool plan; proposed law would deprive gays of parental rights; mayoral candidates in home stretch; Golos leader quits Russia; Mail.ru makes hefty Facebook share profit; Rosatom moves into U.K. All eyes were on President Vladimir Putin as he greeted his U.S. counterpart, Barack […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 5, 2013

TODAY: Tensions run high ahead of G20 after Putin takes various swipes at U.S., denies persecution of gay community; IOC could drop pole vaulter over anti-gay comments; Moscow mayoral election this Sunday; new painting seized; Belarus potash row continues; Gazprom’s China pipeline delayed; Novatek to boost domestic position with E.ON deal. Rumours abound that organisers […]