RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 10, 2015

TODAY: Moscow, Baltic states fear war; Kremlin has no control in eastern Ukraine? Lavrov says Minsk implementation in fragile state; Putin visits Italy to boost Europe ties; Navalny on the campaign trail; Investigative Committee opens case against Ponomarev, seeks international warrant; Nemtsov’s daughter blames media for her father’s death; Russia to build on Kuril Islands.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 22, 2015

TODAY: Medvedev acknowledges cost of Crimea annexation; defends its historical significance; local authorities action Putin’s wildfire pledges; opposition activist slashes wrists in prison protest; a look at opposition emigration; LGBT takes on haters with her own unique social media campaign; new Russia-China project to forge high technology links.  In his annual speech to parliament, Prime […]

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

TODAY: Levada Centre may close over demands to label as a ‘foreign agent’; Kremlin accuses E.U. of ideology-based criticism; Skolkovo investigations politically motivated? Economic growth bleak, Kudrin says United Russia to blame; Razvozzhayev ‘kidnap’ will not be investigated; Syria, oligarch ‘tax’, Eurovision. Independent pollster the Levada Centre, which conducts public surveys, has warned that it […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 17, 2013

TODAY: Golubkov charged with commercial bribery; Peskov says ban on foreign bank accounts has led to no resignations; rough economic times ahead, warns U.S. agency; Putin to fly to work; gay pride events organisers to appeal to Moscow court for permission to meet; corruption video seems to encourage vigilantism; Navalny says witness against him was […]

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

TODAY: May Day demonstrations planned; Agora claims 267 rights organisations subjected to raids; Surgutneftegas and transparency; Skolkovo sues Ilya Ponomaryov; Ukraine and Putin; Gazprom and Europe; U.S. praises cooperation; flights suspended over Syria; Perm blaze owner sentenced. Roughly 1.7 million people are planning to take part in May Day demonstrations today in over 1,000 Russian […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 19, 2013

TODAY: Politkovskaya suspects probe ends; Medvedev’s Skolkovo raided; U.S. Senator meets Magnitsky family, pushes human rights factor; Vkontakte bought by Kremlin allies; Putin to choose next Dagestan governor; Sechin makes Time list; nurses sought in orphan beating. Investigators have ended their probe of the five suspects implicated in the 2006 murder of Anna Politkovskaya, sending […]

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

TODAY: Skokovo and RusHydro fraud; Putin calls for gradual end to Gazprom monopoly; Rosneft signs tie-up with ExxonMobil; Rosneft to double oil to China; Russia revising European gas pricing; Olympics fans angry over Visa monopoly; arms sales to Syria to continue; Lebedev under house arrest, Razvozzhayev to leave pretrial detention. Two top finance officials at […]

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

TODAY: Russia says ban on U.S. meat is long term; Kremlin blacklists critical blog hosting site; coal mine death toll reaches 18; Skolkovo embezzling; new probe in Navalny case; Gudkov hearing begins; new death penalty debate; Kremlin challenges ECHR over Yukos; Rosneft to raise over $14 billion in loans; journalists respond to communications minister. The […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 8, 2013

TODAY: Snowballers detained and lectured; U.S. warns Russia on Syrian banks; adoption cases; economic growth, Skolkovo; speakers’ corner delayed; Depardieu offered culture minister post. Police detained several people in St. Petersburg yesterday for participating in ‘a massive snowball fight’; video posted online showed police lecturing participants ‘on their civil and family duty not to participate’. […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – December 13, 2012

TODAY: Putin lambasts foreign interference in state of the nation address; vows to tackle elite’s offshore holdings; affirms need for traditional values. NGOs under pressure; Moscow City Hall says no to opposition rally; controversial Politkovskaya plea bargain upheld; US attacks US adoption failings. Renault takes control of Avtovaz.  In his state of the nation address, […]