RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 23, 2017

TODAY: Foreign Ministry tackles ‘fake news’; Defence Ministry to work on information war too; Putin takes aim at Internet service providers; Kremlin looks to energy companies for positive spin; military theme park will build replica of Reichstag; Ildar Dadin case quashed; OSCE says ceasefire in Ukraine fragile; Russia reacts to “hawk” McMaster.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 10, 2017

TODAY: Baltics want protection ahead of Russia drills, Lithuania locked down U.S. support before Trump could reverse deployment; Putin not invited to G7 this year; Peskov speaks out against sanctions as U.S. State Department publishes pro-sanctions research; protesters detained outside Rosneft HQ; Foreign Ministry says Amnesty International Syria report fake; Russia too weak to be […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 27, 2017

TODAY: Theresa May draws inspiration from Ronald Reagan on ways of approaching relations with Russia; Kremlin’s ‘ship of shame’ escorted by British navy; Trump’s Syria safe haven plans; Washington defenceless against Russian cyber warfare, says John McCain; possibility of tide turning on adoption ban? IKEA cuts prices; Putin ally gets the gold. 

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

TODAY: Rex Tillerson surprises with Russia-critical speech at his confirmation hearing; other nominees to Trump cabinet diverge from what was anticipated to be a pro-Russia stance; Peskov maintains upbeat tone; Moscow says Syria ceasefire in order despite apparent plans to deploy more troops; anger at U.S. deployment in Poland; yoga teacher under fire for violating […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 6, 2017

TODAY: Russia begins to reduce forces in Syria; military upgrades underway; intercepted communications reveal senior officials ebullient at results of U.S. presidential elections; Director of U.S. national intelligence asserts Russia clearly interfered in 2016 election campaign; will 2017 be the year of Russia on the stock market? Problems at Kaliningrad airport where jet missed runway blamed on […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 21, 2016

TODAY: U.S. extends sanctions to include banking executives and man dubbed Putin’s ‘chef’; Moscow vows a response; Turkey’s Foreign Minister blames Gulen movement for assassination of Russian ambassador; Gazprom to lose stake in Turkey’s largest private gas importer; Kudrin advocates privatisation in energy sphere; abused opposition activist facing lawsuit; Siberia sick of prisoners.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 19, 2016

TODAY: Ambassador to Turkey slain in art gallery shooting; assailant allegedly acted in protest against Russian actions in Syria; ‘terrorist act’ decried by Moscow; counterfeit alcohol kills dozens in Siberia; United Russia seeks cooperation with the Austrian far right wing; traditional values could be taught at school; Lyudmila Alekseyeva accuses NTV of trickery. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 15, 2016

TODAY: Putin arrives in Japan hoping to end ‘anachronism’ of Kuril island clash; accusations of direct interference in U.S. election surround Putin; Russian President tops Forbes most powerful people list for third year running; Siberian students complain of orthodox education; Russia opposes special gay rights commendation for Ban-Ki Moon; no ceasefire in Aleppo just yet, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 13, 2016

TODAY: Congress pledges to investigate CIA’s assessment of Russian interference in U.S. presidential election; prospect of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State praised by Kremlin; clash of ideas over Syria interventions; Russia pledges to assist Serbia militarily; Lavrov pours scorn on E.U. terminology for Crimea; Gorbachev suggests ‘new union’ could emerge; RBC media ordered to […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 1, 2016

TODAY: Putin addresses nation in annual speech; stresses importance of unity; RT to receive funding boost; young technocrat named as new Economic Development Minister; an economic rather than political appointment, observers suggest; Russia daunting as a cyberpower, says Western security expert; Ukraine pledges to avoid Crimean airspace in controversial missile tests.