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 12, 2017

TODAY: United Democrats win symbolic victory in Moscow councils; CJP urges accountability on Latynina; new film about Tsar prompts attacks by religious fanatics; fighting against the Russian propaganda machine; Ukraine wary of Putin’s peacekeeping proposal; Gazprom in need of Naftogaz; Moscow mulling further US diplomatic expulsions; Washington alleges Russian smugglers helping North Korea in wake of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 23, 2017

TODAY: Liberal theatre director Serebrennikov detained, accused of fraud; Bolotnaya Square prisoner held in solitary ahead of release; activist declared political prisoner over pretrial detention; media outlets fined for reposting rap battle; Indonesia to spend $1.14bn on Russian jets; Moscow announces fifth demolition wave; Merkel slams Schröder’s Rosneft job.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 16, 2017

TODAY: Police agree to investigate assault on LGBT protestors in St Petersburg; Udaltsov is back on the opposition scene, but to what end? Oliver Stone attacks what he views as US Russophobia; the Armed Forces will be re-armed, asserts Putin; Ukraine expels Russian journalist; “Trump Bump” hopes over; Putin shirtless challenge. 

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

TODAY: Feminists in Krasnodar deemed a security threat; Gulag victim commemorator facing prosecution; fantasy novelist decries changes to LGBT storyline in Russian edit of her novel; Moscow seeking to mediate between North Korea and the US in new joint plan with China; Kiev says Russia provided Pyongyang with rocket engines; powerful Libyan commander meets top officials in […]

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

TODAY: Gay Pride in St Petersburg gathers a hundred activists; five years of NGO constraints; renowned theater director’s passport confiscated; women to be accepted into Air Force; Snapchat finds itself registered with Russian regulator unawares; Washington may force embassy closure on Russia; defeating forecasts, economy grows; Venezuela bust is Putin’s boon. 

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

TODAY: Movement in support of Novaya Gazeta journalist facing deportation gains momentum, captures Kremlin’s attention; Navalny fined for fliers as a regional HQ comes under attack; authorities quieten teacher scandal; pipeline monopoly says sanctions will not harm projects; the rise of the Russian tomato; Putin remains coy on 2018 elections. 

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

TODAY: Kremlin will not officially respond to new US sanctions until they are official, but Duma members are slamming them; Germany especially concerned about effects on itself and EU more broadly; EU to introduce new Russia sanctions over Siemens turbines; Navalny’s chief of staff charged over poster images; Bolotnaya Square protester released 5 years later; […]

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

TODAY: Russia tops Google’s global Transparency Report on requests for removal of online content; hundreds gather in Moscow to protest Internet censorship; Duma passes reading that would prohibit use of virtual private networks; Nemtsov’s daughter wants his murder reclassified; Putin has not yet decided whether to remain President, amidst discussion of complete lack of alternatives; […]

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

TODAY: US fines ExxonMobil $2m for violating Russia sanctions under Tillerson, company sues in response; Putin visits veteran rights activist Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday, hints at pardon for Izmestyev; anti-corruption protester sentenced to 2.5 years; Navalny debates with nationalist; Kremlin looking to restrict use of instant messengers.