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

TODAY: Head of US military in Europe describes Russia as an existential threat; US implements new fund against Russian aggression; German intelligence agency accuses Russia of amassing data ahead of election; Russia agrees on Syria “safe zones”; Putin’s daughter’s fund spends half a billion rubles in one year; polls show satisfaction with Putin but lack […]

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

TODAY: Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia movement blacklisted, just days before planned opposition protests; new app to assist opposition protestors; anti-Kremlin blogger assaulted twice in one day; U.S. says Russia failing to protect religious rights; nearly half of Russians would like to see Medvedev step down; Moscow’s best attempts will not thwart our plans to join NATO, says Montenegro. 

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

TODAY: Putin’s spokesman downplays reports of homophobic attacks in Chechen republic; Rosneft looking to make significant investment in Chechnya; Novate co-owner tops rich list again; state media claim attack jets can deactivate US navy’s missile defence system; Jehovah’s witnesses banned as an organisation after ‘extremism’ ruling. 

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

TODAY: Kremlin slams ECHR ruling that Russia was at fault in 2003 terror attack; Prokhorov to sell RBC; Novaya Gazeta receives threats for covering Chechnya’s persecution of gay men; Mexican journalists accuses Russia of political meddling; Wikileaks assisted Russia in US election interference, says CIA; Usmanov files lawsuit against Navalny; strike-coordinating app banned; police give […]

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

TODAY: Putin and Lavrov meet with Tillerson, declare relations to be at a low, worse since Trump took office; Trump reverses position on NATO; Navalny calls for second round of Russia-wide protests; Russia uses UN veto on Syria chemical attack resolution as Ambassador Safronkov attacks UK counterpart; second suspect in MiG fraud case arrested; Kadyrov […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 12, 2017

TODAY: Irkutsk protest organisers detained by National Guard; Navalny to continue organising protests, says poverty makes people brave; Volodin as Putin successor? UK says Russia interfered in Brexit vote; no G7 sanctions for Russia; Chechen men speak out about persecution; Putin warns of future ‘fake’ chemical attacks in Syria; Tillerson and Putin meet today; Putin […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 7, 2017

TODAY: Thousands march in Moscow in honour of St Petersburg bomb victims; journalist accuses pro-Kremlin activists of “grief factory” actions; FSB says defuses third bomb, 8 arrested so far; European Parliament condemns arrest and detention of Navalny, campaign head says they will push for his permission to run next year; man detained for Internet call […]

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

TODAY: Russian citizen named as suspected bomber in St Petersburg attacks; Lavrov says blast must lead to increased joint efforts against terrorism, dismisses Syria links; stats indicating that Russia is out of recession are inaccurate, says Moscow Times; Medvedev dismisses Navalny fraud allegations indirectly as “politically motivated”; Udmurtia governor arrested for alleged bribe-taking; Justice Ministry […]

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

TODAY: Gazprom closer to antitrust agreement with the EU; Rosneft says US shale oil may hamper OPEC production cuts; Russia supporting Libyan military; EU prolongs its anti-Russia sanctions; Ukraine may ban Russia Eurovision contestant; Kara-Murza to return to Russia; Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned; Chirikova interviewed.

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.