RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 25, 2017

TODAY: Russian botnet accused of meddling in Germany’s elections; Facebook finds links between Fancy Bear and fake accounts dating back to June 2016; Zapad is over (relatively) quietly, defying NATO fears; Nureyev ballet to go ahead in December; Council of Europe urges Kremlin to allow Navalny to run in presidential elections; Stalin statue prompts protest; sale […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 18, 2017

TODAY: Defence Ministry denies reports that it struck US-backed forces in Syria, says it always gives advance notice of strikes; indigenous population in the Nenets district struggling to live alongside extensive oil projects; top Navalny aide claims he was beaten with a steel bar, police are investigating; vandals attack expensive new Moscow park; Matviyenko disagrees […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 15, 2017

TODAY: Journalists invited to Syria missile launch; deescalation talks apparently proceeding; who is behind the week of bomb threats? Kremlin calls “hysteria” over Zapad a “provocation”; Kaspserky to testify in front of US lawmakers over espionage claims; Ford’s Russia venture grows; Rosneft seeking out opportunities in Norway; calls emerge for banning Russia from Winter Olympics […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 14, 2017

TODAY: Zapad military exercises underway; neighbouring states rattled; thousands evacuated over hoax bomb threats; Kremlin criticises ‘hysteria’ over Nicholas II film; energy giant acknowledges difficulty of working with Russia in the wake of sanctions; Washington bans firm from using Kaspersky software.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 21, 2017

TODAY: Islamic State claims Siberian stabbing attack; Putin says artists should self-regulate if they want to reduce state censorship; Assad thanks Russia for defending his rule; Rosneft completes acquisition of India’s Essar; PDVSA praises relationship with Russia; Siemens turbines in Crimea will not be returned to the company; the Trump-Abramovic connection.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 18, 2017

TODAY: Media regulator suspends domain of US neo-Nazi site; Alexei Navalny sheds light on luxurious life of Peskov’s son; feminist camp forced to close; Russian consumer confidence increasing; Sobibor commemoration spat continues; almost half of Russians approve of an assertive foreign policy; Moscow cashing in on Syrian ruins; the Chechen connection. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 3, 2017

TODAY: Trump has ‘surrendered’ in signing sanction bill, says top official; Medvedev describes move as ‘trade war’; new website hopes to locate sources of Russian disinformation; Rogozin declared persona non grata by Moldova; Reuters report of mounting Russian death toll in Syria denied; Memorial member faces imprisonment in what colleagues believe to be politically motivated case; 2018 – […]

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

TODAY: Putin and Trump meeting runs over by almost 2 hours, either very friendly or very awkward, depending on source; Trump fails to press Putin on elections, treatment of gay men in Chechnya, treatment of protesters, or the Boris Nemtsov case; ceasefire agreed for Syria; US sanctions to stay in place whilst fighting continues in […]

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

TODAY: Achieving ‘working dialogue’ is Kremlin’s hope for Trump-Putin meeting; US President seen to be in weak negotiating position; Russia’s economy, however, offers little to vaunt; Kremlin extends food import ban; Channel One show caught using bots; Hungry and Gazprom sign a deal; Uzbekistan not tempted by CSTO.  

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 5, 2017

TODAY: Flurry of agreements signed upon Jinping’s visit to Moscow; China and Russia close ranks over US response to North Korea missile test; Germany anticipates fake news leaks during its elections, courtesy of Moscow; Kremlin defiant of Serbia’s EU orientation; plans to deploy military to police de-escalation zones in Syria; Kremlin does not wish to […]