RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 2, 2014

TODAY: Ukraine makes partial gas payment, negotiations resume today; Public Chamber elections fail; two detained at gay rights protest; Rogozin’s GPS deadline arrives; Russian Railways sues Nemtsov; cigarette ban unpopular. Ukraine says it will not pay the gas money it owes to Russia until a ‘fair contract’ has been signed; Kiev is insisting on a […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 22, 2014

TODAY: China and Russia sign 30-year gas deal, price kept secret; troops leaving Ukraine border to boost election atmosphere, says Putin; Kremlin-level corruption alleged in construction of luxury estate; St. Petersburg forum begins with few U.S. attendees; Khodorkovsky warns against sanctions; Estonia seeks NATO’s help. After a decade of negotiations, a 30-year gas deal has finally […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 3, 2014

TODAY: Over 700 detained in Volgograd; Norwegian fish imports banned; Strategy 31 protester to be charged; 2013 oil output is post-Soviet record; Economist on Eurasian bloc, Spectator on Soviet prison camps, Washington Post on U.S.-Russia relations; astrological doom? Over 700 people have been detained by police in Volgograd since the two suicide bombings earlier this […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 2, 2014

TODAY: Putin meets bomb victims in Volgograd, gives two New Year’s speeches; Strategy 31 protesters detained; adoption agreement with U.S. lapses; Orthodox academic sacked over blog posts; Pozner receives French honour; Tolokonnikova models for brand website. President Vladimir Putin flew to Volgograd to meet the victims of this week’s double suicide bombings and to discuss […]

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

TODAY: News agency shut down over profanity; Ukraine’s shale gas plan may pollute Russian water; new Foreign Ministry row with U.S.; Greenpeace denies Sechin’s allegation; Rosneft in Arctic deal with PetroVietnam; Snowden finds job; Sochi price tag draws attention; Kudrin returns to inner sanctum. A court in Moscow has shut down the 13-year-old online news […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – September 2, 2013

TODAY: Putin speaks out on Syria, issues decree to help flood victims; MAKS air show brings in $21bn; oil cooperation with Azerbaijan; Sechin warns would-be foreign saboteurs; oil tax breaks; Kremlin bans Belarus pork; Moscow protesters detained; anti-gay laws lead to increased violence and tensions, reports say.  In his first comments about the Syria question, […]

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

TODAY: Zhukovsky elections complaints; Russia urges responsible actions regarding North Korea; no support for lost Cyprus funds; Putin allocates funds to NGOs, slams U.S. interference; Strategy 31 detainees released; Putin praises Soviet education system; Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned; shale oil boom? Gazprom accuses Ukraine of fraud. Mayoral elections in Zhukovsky were marred by reports […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 2, 2013

TODAY: Strategy 31 protesters detained on New Year’s Eve; beer sales curbed; case studies of families hit by adoption law; Putin’s end of year speech; 7,000 freezing in Nizhny Novgorod; real wages to rise, oil production at post-Soviet high; Ukraine accused by rights group; malls boom. A reported 25 people, including Other Russia member Eduard […]