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 21, 2017

TODAY: Russian ambassador to U.N. dies suddenly; tributes from colleagues pour in; Kremlin defends its decision to recognise passports from Ukraine’s separatist regions; decries Ukrainian peace plan; Trump media coverage in Russia downscaled, TV analysis says; German nationalist leader cosies up to United Russia; economy needs reform, says leading analyst; new film on Boris Nemtsov.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 20, 2017

TODAY: Shaky ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine; positivity undermined by reports that Russia will recognise documents from rebel-held territory; Moscow behind plot to kill pro-Western leader of Montenegro, alleges new report; Senator Graham vows that Congress will punish Russia for its interference in elections; Kremlin claims to be nonplussed by lack of progress in bilateral […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 17, 2017

TODAY: Putin accuses Ukraine of undermining Minsk agreement; U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis asserts Moscow must play by international rules; Trump lambasts Russia links as ‘fake news’; Manafort’s connections to Kremlin continue to draw attention; Michael Flynn may have lied to FBI on Russia accusations, media reports; RT and Sputnik enjoying renaissance. 

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

TODAY: Kremlin critic hospitalised with suspected poisoning; ECHR orders compensation for Navalny; White House quibbles news that U.S. is easing Russia sanctions, describes the allowance of certain cyber exports as a ‘carve-out’; Trump’s U.N. ambassador criticises Russia’s actions in Ukraine; Hungary and Russia seal nuclear deal. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 2, 2017

TODAY: Treason arrests spark talk of a purge; Trump’s Security Adviser was paid to attend a Putin dinner; Russian economy returned to growth last year; Kirill calls for fairer banks; E.U. trying to block Russia-Hungary cooperation; violence flares in eastern Ukraine, Russia denies accusations of shooting at a Ukrainian plane; Nemtsov memorials repeatedly trashed.

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 – Sept 30, 2016

TODAY: US and Russia continue to lock horns over Syria and nuclear weapons; Merkel presses Putin on Syria and Ukraine; Rosneft sues RBC for libel; new OPEC limits are unlikely to alter Russia’s production; former Yukos head funding media startups; abortion under fire.

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 29, 2016

TODAY: Crimea flare-up glitch in economic recovery; state lender Sberbank breaks records; another privatization put on hold; heads roll in Investigative Committee; whole new Internet planned for state officials; migrant workers perish in warehouse fire; no major advances in Syria peace talks; the perils of whistleblowing.