RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 12, 2018

TODAY: Growing ties between Russia and China visible in military exercises, a show of trust at the Eastern Economic Forum, and big new investment deals; Putin urges Japan PM to sign peace treaty before 2019; Gazprom planning pipeline across North and South Korea; Putin’s former bodyguard challenges Navalny to a duel; Serebrennikov ordered to remain […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2018

TODAY: Putin evaluates regional elections as United Russia sees setbacks; Amnesty critcises pension protest detentions; Russia will not hand over spy suspects; Putin invites Kim Jong Un to visit; Turkey calling for end to Idlib attacks, UN warns of century’s worst humanitarian crisis; ruble hits two-year low; Russia seeking Africa influence; UK press falls for […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 4, 2018

TODAY: Obsequious new state TV programme praises Putin as half of all Russians say they are prepared to protest pension reforms; Putin’s expensive economy plan taps oligarchs and oil; prison investigation finds further abuses; Danske Bank found $30bn of laundered Russian money flow; VTB exits US over sanctions; Ukraine plan to separate from Russian Orthodox […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 3, 2018

TODAY: Thousands march across Russia against pension reforms; Nord Stream 2 on schedule despite opposition; Vkontakte to give users privacy control; FBI tried to flip Deripaska; Babchenko murder plot coordinator jailed. 

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 30, 2018

TODAY: Putin gives televised address on pension reform, reduces female age hike, asks for compliance, Siluanov reveals implementation costs of $7.3bn; Russia’s stagnant economy; Telegram is unblockable; InDriver gaining ground; US accuses Russia of breaking WTO rules; Lavrov warns West against interfering in Idlib; advertising standards under fire for sexism.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 23, 2018

TODAY: Putin in Finland defends NATO response, says US sanctions are counterproductive; latest sanctions “negligible” but Russia bracing for next measures; Serebrennikov now detained for a year; Taliban agrees to Russia talks, US and Afghanistan refuse; Novichok report explains difficulty of locating Salisbury maker; Credit Suisse freezes $5bn of Russia money.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 22, 2018

TODAY: Foreign Ministry says Microsoft hack claims are part of witch hunt; US threatens further sanctions, adds some new companies in wake of North Korea oil deliveries; Central Bank ups its gold reserves; Russia signs military cooperation with CAR one month after journalist murders; Facebook removes more political Russia-linked accounts; majority of Russians don’t believe […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 21, 2018

TODAY: Microsoft thwarts new Russia political hacks on US; Syria refugees obstructed by lack of US cooperation; Russia will not be the first to put weapons in space; sanctions hurting emerging markets, Putin hopes for better ties, UK pushing for further measures; 762 extremism cases this year alone; Russians believe in sub-plot to destroy values; […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Aug 20, 2018

TODAY: Putin meets with Merkel for detailed talks, no agreements ensue; Putin causes a stir starring in Austrian Foreign Minister’s wedding; Lukashenko cabinet reshuffle hints at dwindling Russian oil money; Navalny accuses Volodin of concealing assets; Udaltsov hospitalised on hunger strike; jailed Deripaska escort withdraws her claims.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 3, 2018

TODAY: Putin will discuss anything with Trump – except Crimea; prisoner exchange mulled by Ukraine; new anti-graft plan flawed, say observers; city services and VAT increases a potential source of popular discontent, along with pensions; media watchdog takes issue with Deutsche Welle; Russia’s victory over Spain sparks monumental celebrations; outdoor drinking will not be tolerated after […]