RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 12, 2016

TODAY: Navalny plans lawsuit over state-sponsored TV exposé; Open Russia questions purpose of Putin’s national guard; France freezes Roscosmos assets over Yukos; South Ossetia to hold a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for Russia integration; Rosneft overtakes Gazprom as Russia’s most valuable company; Serbia pays unusual tribute to Putin.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 21, 2014

TODAY: Duma votes to annex Crimea; U.S. and E.U. both extend their original sanctions; Lavrov says Ukraine must become a federal state; Shoigu promises no further moves into Ukraine; Moscow looking towards Asia; Prosecutor General wants Navalny page banned. Russia’s State Duma voted overwhelmingly in favour of a treaty to annex Crimea from Ukraine, and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 15, 2013

TODAY: Anti-migrant riots lead to over 1,000 worker arrests, Navalny proposes visa platform; Russia opens own criminal case against Uralkali CEO; Putin proud of arms record; Browder case thrown out of UK court; further Greenpeace activist denied bail; LGBT film festival wins victory. Moscow police made over 1,000 arrests (some reports say 1,200) of migrant workers […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 9, 2013

TODAY: Bolotnaya protester sent into forced psychiatric care; court rejects Greenpeace appeal; Sweden backs Russia in Magnitsky row; Putin and Kerry agree on Syria; ties with Lithuania, Ukraine, Netherlands suffering; Deripaska writes on WTO; Navalny lambasts Yakunin; Tolokonnikova lawyers go to Federal Chamber. Despite video footage and testimonials indicating that he was not part of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 29, 2013

TODAY: Duma row with gay rights activist; Kremlin promises exemption from anti-gay law for Olympic travelers, U.K. joins vodka boycott; Duma may ban sites using obscene language; Navalny files appeal; Putin visits Kiev, kisses fish; Yandex co-founder dies. Two Duma lawmakers want to launch a criminal case against gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev for posting […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 26, 2013

TODAY: European Court says Khodorkovsky trial not political, but sees violations; Navalny sentencing to be evaluated by rights council; September elections to be freer than usual; gay community urges vodka boycott; Kremlin approves financial stimulus package; Yandex celebrates stock high, co-founder is in coma; officials stand up to U.S. Snowden threats. The European Court of Human Rights […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 25, 2013

TODAY: Gay rights law sparks fears for Olympic tourists; analysts discuss Navalny verdict as a mistake; Alyokhina denied parole; Serdyukov refuses to testify; Politkovskaya witnesses plead not guilty; Magnitsky lawsuit funded by Kremlin? Snowden to remain in Russia; Moscow River, consumer loans, corruption. In the wake of the detention of four Dutch citizens in Murmansk […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 4, 2013

TODAY: Urlashov case is politically-motivated, say supporters; Magnitsky cased to be closed, Browder sentenced in absentia; officials pledge Olympic safety; ecologists worried about protected forests; Putin bans gay adoptions, goes ahead with Academy of Science reforms; trade barriers, Kyrgyz torpedo factory, Snowden, single Putin in demand. Supporters of Yaroslavl Mayor, Yevgeny Urlashov, say that his […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 27, 2013

TODAY: Gay rights activists arrested in Moscow; Memorial appeals rejected by court; tolerance, protest, anti-Semitism; Medvedev says relationship with Putin guarantees his political career; VKontakte banned ‘by mistake’; Russia’s Browder request denied by Interpol; Kyrgyzgas goes to Gazprom.  30 gay rights activists were arrested at a rally outside the Duma in Moscow on Saturday, and […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 13, 2013

TODAY: Homophobia-driven murder leads to accusations against Kremlin; 59 detained in connection with Occupy; Surkov dismissal shows isolated Putin; U.K.’s Cameron leaves Russia with assurances of shared goal on Syria; plans to sell arms to Syria show Russia-U.S. discord, Kasparov says the sides have no common ground; Cyprus loan extension not final; Voina intercepted in […]