RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 24, 2015

TODAY: Leaders move towards Ukraine weapons pull-back deal; Naryshkin says Crimea was annexed by Ukraine in 1991; Putin’s ratings high but he will resign in 2019, predicts Khodorkovsky; Russian football has a racism problem says UN and FIFA; German exports fall under sanctions.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 11, 2014

TODAY: First hostile takeover in Crimea, OSCE barred from entering the region; Foreign Ministry blasts ‘lawless’ Ukraine; anti-Russia journalists ‘disappear’; Kerry declines Putin meeting; Moldovan PM fears contagion of unrest; Khodorkovsky continues Ukraine tour; Kremlin tightens grip on social media; Rosboronexport expanding its horizons; YouTube blocked in Siberia. Russian or Russian-backed troops opened fire during their […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Feb 14, 2013

TODAY: Skokovo and RusHydro fraud; Putin calls for gradual end to Gazprom monopoly; Rosneft signs tie-up with ExxonMobil; Rosneft to double oil to China; Russia revising European gas pricing; Olympics fans angry over Visa monopoly; arms sales to Syria to continue; Lebedev under house arrest, Razvozzhayev to leave pretrial detention. Two top finance officials at […]

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

TODAY: Russia condemns N Korea test; public smoking ban approved, Putin moves to ban foreign bank accounts for officials; YouTube sues watchdog; Serbia cuts its gas prices from Gazprom, Novatek seeks end to monopoly; Gudkov loses appeal; dirty money, ractopamine, football racism. Russia has ‘condemned’ North Korea’s nuclear test as a violation of international obligations. […]

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 […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 25, 2012

TODAY: United Russia chooses media committee head, punishes critic; Radio Liberty to end radio broadcasts under new foreign agent rules, appoints Masha Gessen as head of its Russia service; AAR could make BP an offer for its entire TNK-BP stake; Gazprom says E.C. must deal directly with Kremlin over pricing dispute; YouTube blocked in Daghestan, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 19, 2012

TODAY: Kremlin forces USAID office to close; Putin slams officials, Medvedev; Russia to forgive 90% of North Korea debt; YouTube could be blocked over extremist video; deputies resigning from business positions in wake of Gudkov’s ouster; Pussy Riot priest supporter defrocked; Sberbank sale raises $5.1bn. At the Kremlin’s request, the United States will close its […]