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

TODAY: Nordic countries agree to step up against Russia; Putin seeks to expand powers of National Guard; Russia-Brexit allegations are hysterical, says FT; Turkey unlikely to complete Russia missile deal; takes on the Russian Revolution; US Commerce Secretary likely to sell stake in Russia-linked shipping company; $1.69bn has gone into Crimea since annexation; Felgengauer back […]

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 13, 2017

TODAY: Authorities mulls what to do with Nemtsov commemorative plaque; Golos reports on distrust and irregularities in weekend’s election; Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal on extremism; Turkey signs monumental arms deal with Russia; RT affiliate forced to register as foreign agent in US; film drawn from screen after threats from extremists. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 4, 2017

TODAY: Navalny embezzlement conviction upheld, blocking presidential bid, he says will run anyway, appeal to Constitution Court and ECHR; law enforcement ignores zelyonka attacks; intensification of Chechen persecution of gays; Russia and Turkey relationship recovered; Rosneft sues Sistema, causing share plummet; Comey expects more Russian election meddling; television a declining mode of influence.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 24, 2017

TODAY: Former Duma lawmaker and witness in Yanukovich treason trial gunned down in Kiev, prompting accusations of Russian state terror; Kremlin refuses Ukraine’s offer to beam in its Eurovision entry by satellite; police warn citizens against taking part in Navalny’s rally; Russia favourite Le Pen to visit Moscow; Lavrov says willing to discuss nuclear arms […]

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 – October 11, 2016

TODAY: Putin says Moscow will follow OPEC production freeze and oil prices leap; Sechin has other ideas; Rosneft’s giant damages claim against media outlet examined; Syrian naval base likely to be made permanent; meeting between Erdogan and Putin sees relations improve and pipeline deal sealed; Minsk and Moscow ‘agree’ on gas prices; wiretap surveillance on the increase, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – October 10, 2016

TODAY: Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Aleppo bombing; John Kerry demands close examination of Russia’s possible war crimes in Syria; Francois Hollande casts doubts over Putin meeting in Paris; Lavrov accuses the West of threatening national security; Iskander missiles deployed to Kaliningrad; relations with Turkey improve; Putin’s ‘extremism’.  Russia has vetoed a draft Franco-Spanish U.N. resolution […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 18, 2016

TODAY: Putin and Erdogan discuss coup attempt in Turkey; Kerry and Lavrov forge path towards peace in Syria but remain tacit on details; Bolotnaya protestor released; church worries about the influence of pocket monsters.