RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 20, 2015

TODAY: E.U. has no intention of softening sanctions without Ukraine ceasefire; Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine belie Kremlin’s denial of involvement; the battle for Donetsk airport continues; tax laws pressure wealthy to consider repatriating overseas assets; universities increasing fees 30-35%; marches commemorate Markelov and Baburova murders; Central Bank tries to stave off crisis in sector. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 21, 2014

TODAY: Security concerns continue to dominate Sochi news; three more banks stripped of licenses, investors uneasy over Russia prospects; E.U. moves closer to South Stream completion; Moscow march honours Baburova and Markelov.  As the Olympics facilities in Sochi near completion, this piece reports on residents who still lack running water and proper sewage.  U.S. Congress members […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 20, 2014

TODAY: Putin pulls ‘my friends are gay’ card, links homosexuality and pedophilia; gay rights protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag at pre-Olympics event; anniversary of Baburova and Markelov murder; Putin speaks out about Scotland, denies corruption as Islamist group issues threat; no visa-free travel plans, says E.U.; Snowden in cahoots with FSB? President Vladimir Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 11, 2013

TODAY: Dutch royal family visit with Putin after Foreign Ministry slams the Netherlands; Putin offers condolences after Philippines storm; nationalist extradited from Serbia over murder gang; nationalism on the rise; performance artist makes graphic piece in Red Square; Olympic torch space walk; Miss Universe. Amid soured relations over the Greenpeace detentions and a clash of […]

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

TODAY: St. Petersburg gay rights activists plan to rally; three men questioned over ‘homophobic’ murder; case opened against Golos; nationalists detained over high-profile murders; Storchak says trust must be restored; Medvedev organises audits for state-funded projects; Netanyahu to visit Russia. Gay rights activists in St. Petersburg have announced that the city will take part in […]

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

TODAY: Memorial march for Markelov and Baburova; gay protesters beaten; Ephiphany holiday; Coordinating Council plans Spring march; naval exercises thought to be a reminder about Syria; anti-Magnitsky List now 60-strong; Moscow Exchange to list itself; WTO crash course; infrastructure savings; Bolshoi attack; mine explosion. Hundreds gathered in Moscow on Saturday to commemorate the fourth anniversary […]