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

TODAY: Facebook may be banned in Russia if it fails to comply with laws on localising data; VKontakte founder says that Kremlin will not stop until it has backdoor to Internet services; two governors dismissed; FSB linked to Moscow hit-and-run; Russian embassy worried by US army handbook; tensions between US and Russia in Syria mount; Gazprom […]

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

TODAY: Zapad military exercises underway; neighbouring states rattled; thousands evacuated over hoax bomb threats; Kremlin criticises ‘hysteria’ over Nicholas II film; energy giant acknowledges difficulty of working with Russia in the wake of sanctions; Washington bans firm from using Kaspersky software.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 1, 2017

TODAY: Visa queues expected to increase as US digests cull of Russian embassy staff; local hires predicted to be let go first; Putin says he mulled the retaliatory move for some time; Mike Pence pledges solidarity with Baltic states against ‘specter of aggression’ from Kremlin; Warsaw and Moscow lock horns over World War Two commemorations; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 31, 2017

TODAY: Kremlin to expel almost 2/3 of US diplomatic staff in Russia in response to renewed sanctions; US deems it ‘regrettable’; Russian stocks slump; Rogozin fuming over thwarted Moldova visit; upcoming Kyrgyzstan elections prey to Russian to influence? RT reporter killed in Syria; Putin passes VPN ban. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 18, 2017

TODAY: Russia hopes US will not act unilaterally against North Korea; Kiselyov says Trump more dangerous than Kim Jong-Un; Russia unveils striking Arctic military base; Google antitrust case settled at $7.8m; Chechnya investigating reports of gay persecution as paper that broke the story receives threats and criticism; Khodorkovsky calls for people to back Navalny next year; […]

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 – March 16, 2017

TODAY: US charges Russian officials with hacking; violence in Libya draws spotlight on Russian influence; first feminist festival held in Moscow; Kiev imposes sanctions on subsidiaries of Russian banks; Belarus strains Russia ties with Eurasian Economic Union spat; head of Crimea calls for reinstatement of monarchy; pardoned Sevastidi praises Putin.

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

TODAY: Peskov speaks out against anti-Russian sentiment in US, says Kremlin “waiting” for constructive dialogue to begin; US claims Russia “doing a Syria” in Libya; Dadin detained again; court rules against “foreign agent” NGO; Russia world leader in nuclear weapons stockpiles; Kremlin officials aren’t getting any younger; giant oyster farm purchased by Putin ally; Medvedev […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 18, 2015

TODAY: Russia coordinating Syria attacks with France, gave US advance notice of latest strikes; Egypt pledges cooperation against terrorism. Foreign Ministry cites UN charter stating new defence aims; Obama wants Russia to shift focus away from Assad; Sberbank says outlook for banking sector is bleak, oil production due to decline; Yukos opera.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 1, 2014

TODAY: Russia hit with second major Yukos ruling; law restricting bloggers comes into effect; new U.S. ambassador John Tefft.  Sberbank hit by E.U. sanctions; social optimism reportedly reaches a new high; the power of propaganda. Following on from Monday’s order to pay $50 billion in a ruling at the Hague, the ECHR has now ordered Russia […]