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. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 8, 2016

TODAY: American election branded disgusting by Russian news show anchor; Washington paranoid about Russian interference says Foreign Ministry, which has pledged to ban U.S. officials from monitoring future Russian elections; the Surkov Leaks – a tale of Western hacking? Russia-China ties solidify; Rosneft subsidiary to sell 20% to CNC; opposition groups planning Syrian protest in Moscow; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 27, 2016

TODAY: Russia hits back against West’s accusations of war crimes in Syria; Iceland voices concerns over fighter jet activity; Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin tenders his resignation; ballot stuffing investigated; art gallery closes exhibition following Orthodox Church protests; economic stagnation weighs heavily on ordinary citizens. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 3, 2016

TODAY: Kremlin decries Syria gas claims; unlike its neighbors, Hungary sees no ‘existential’ threat from Moscow; Russian involvement in DNC hack remains untraceable; Americans in Russia encountering increasing residency permit issues; Putin’s attacks on mayors likely to increase as elections come closer; investment revenues in banks bounce back. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 14, 2016

TODAY: Russian fighter jets buzz U.S. warship; Kremlin gearing up for Putin’s direct line; shortage of labor taking a toll on economy; Navalny requests FSB investigate allegations against him; Ukraine accuses Kremlin of faking documents; Lithuanian man jailed for spying; showcase Crimea bridge to be delayed; Freedom House lambastes Putin regime; Siberian coffee lovers praise […]

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

TODAY: Russia catches West unawares with surprise withdrawal from Syria; aims have been achieved, says Putin; analysts agree; ruble rebounds on news; Russia-Iran energy talks yield possible agreement on production freeze; Sberbank profits shoot up defeating analyst expectations; Investigative Committee lambastes Poland for ‘silly’ comments on Smolensk air crash; need for political opposition dwindling say […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 23, 2016

TODAY: Russia guilty of war crimes in Syria, says Amnesty International; Washington and Moscow reach agreement on ceasefire plans; the Kremlin angling to increase surveillance of U.S. with new planes; Domodedovo airport owner victim of state asset grab?  Truckers across Russia commence ten day strike over Platon tax; opposition decries Kadyrov in new report.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 11, 2016

TODAY: Ceasefire a necessity in Syria, conclude all sides, but Russia disagrees on time frame; Moscow expresses dismay at NATO plans to bolster presence in eastern Europe; also unhappy with prospect of U.S missile defense system in South Korea; bulldozing of structures in Moscow likely to recommence; debt collectors resorting to violence; Sechin mulls talking […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 26, 2016

TODAY: New figures show economy contracted the most in six years in 2015; oil prices were driving factor; industrial output, real wages also decline; Putin unexpectedly lambastes Lenin; Defense Ministry denies plan for new Syria air base; Moscow looking to develop Kuril islands, risking Japan’s ire; Lukoil recommences work in Iran; company believes Russia needs […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 4, 2016

TODAY: Russia labels U.S. and NATO threats to national security in new strategy document; Ukraine plans major import ban on Russian food; Moscow to sue Kiev for debt default; Dutch prosecutors will consider claims of identifying Russian soldiers involved in MH17 crash; hog imports fall dramatically; Communication Minister’s social media account reportedly hacked by Turkish […]