RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 12, 2017

TODAY: Siemens to sue Russia over removal of gas turbines to Crimea; Novak calls for end to sabotage of Russian energy projects in the EU; Russia agrees $3.5bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia; Kaspersky Lab has worked with FSB, emails show; Russia complains to WTO over agreement with Ukraine; court denies Navalny request to swap […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 23, 2014

TODAY: First banking bailout of crisis; Kudrin criticises government response, says Russia plunging further into crisis; U.S. blocks Rosneft expansion attempts; Navalny’s defenders plan new rally.  The Central Bank has intervened to bail out Moscow’s Trust Bank which is on the verge of insolvency, issuing a loan of $500 million at the current exchange rate.  Former Finance […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – June 23, 2014

TODAY: Fighting continues in Ukraine despite ceasefire, Putin supports an end to violence; Estonia wants permanent NATO protection; new charges against Navalny; Russia takes sanctions woes to WTO; population grows for the first time in 23 years. Both Ukrainian and Russian sources reported renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine yesterday, despite a unilateral ceasefire having been […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 17, 2014

TODAY: Putin’s annual Q+A expected to focus on Ukraine; Kiev’s attempts to regain control of Donetsk thwarted; 3 dead at Mariupol base; little expected from talks scheduled for today. The West’s financial leverage; Turkey approves South Stream; the art of protesting under fire.    President Putin’s annual live Q+A session which takes place today is expected […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Jan 24, 2014

TODAY: Platon Lebedev to be freed; tax arrears charges remain; Elton John decries gay rights infringement in Russia; Freedom House report sees setbacks in civil liberties. Kremlin dismisses Sochi terror threat; Ukraine’s gas bill. The former business partner of freed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Platon Lebedev, has been offered early release from prison and is expected to […]

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 19, 2013

TODAY: Navalny released from custody in surprise move; thousands of protestors gather in Moscow in support of leader; criticisms of verdict pour in; what future for the opposition movement? Markets react nervously; Obama keeps Russia guessing on travel plans; WTO dispute deepens.    Up to 6,000 people have gathered in Moscow in unauthorised protests against […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 10, 2013

TODAY: HRW praises work of slain Daghestani reporter; urges authorities to undertake full investigation; poll reveals Russians dispirited about war on graft. Official tweets generate confusion about Snowden; government to tighten control of Internet. Moscow suggests Syrian rebels have used sarin; Russia faces first WTO dispute over car manufacturing. Human Rights Watch has urged that the […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2012

TODAY: Putin in Turkey slams NATO missile plan; Obama urges renewal of nuclear disarmament partnership; journalist questioned over blog post; cases against opposition members continue; Abramovich to take stake in Norilsk Nickel; WTO membership to affect legal procedure; London embassy row; animator Khitruk dies. In Turkey yesterday on his first trip in two months, President […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Nov 22, 2012

TODAY: NGOs targeted; Razvozzhayev charged with 15-year-old robbery; Putin’s WTO pessimism; wind farm plans; Shoigu in China; Rushydro to be recapitalised; OMV reconsiders relationship with Gazprom; Khodorkovsky criticises Dudley; YouTube removed from web blacklist. At least four non-governmental organisations were harassed with graffiti and pickets after the new law, under which foreign-funded NGOs must register […]