RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Oct 24, 2017

TODAY: Ekho Moskvy journalist stabbed at work, many blame state television and combative political climate; Kaspersky Lab seeks to regain trust; Deripaska prepares London IPO for EN+; 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution.

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

TODAY: United Democrats win symbolic victory in Moscow councils; CJP urges accountability on Latynina; new film about Tsar prompts attacks by religious fanatics; fighting against the Russian propaganda machine; Ukraine wary of Putin’s peacekeeping proposal; Gazprom in need of Naftogaz; Moscow mulling further US diplomatic expulsions; Washington alleges Russian smugglers helping North Korea in wake of […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Sept 11, 2017

TODAY: Regional elections see accusations of fraud; opposition gains momentum under Gudkov’s grassroots campaign; young people more prominent in Moscow elections than ever before; Latynina decides to flee Russia after attempt on her life; cultural figures and Kremlin insiders rally around Serebrennikov; Zapad military exercises vex Britain; Chinese conglomerate to take a piece of Rosneft; Russia […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 4, 2015

TODAY: Thousands pay last respects to Boris Nemtsov; E.U. ministers barred from attending; investigators have nothing on Nemtsov killer; Novak says Kiev should pay for gas to crisis-hit eastern Ukraine; Fridman outraged over gas field deal block; oil output expected to drop 8%.

Breaking the Stranglehold

Ukraine does not see any Russian gas purchases on the cards for the remainder of the year, and President Viktor Yanukovych is confident that his country can break dependence on Russia by unleashing its shale gas deposits.  Whether or not he is right in the short-term, something else is bound to come along eventually, says […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – August 21, 2013

TODAY: Russia scraps extra Ukraine customs inspections; potash producer Belaruskali may sue Russian counterpart; Surkov denies reports that Putin wants him to return to the Kremlin; Navalny says officials are obstructing his campaign; Golos to be reborn; women’s rights draft law. Kiev says Russia has scrapped extra customs inspections on Ukrainian imports – just days […]

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

TODAY: Putin visits Azerbaijan, no concrete conclusions; FIFA follows IOC in pressing Russia  on anti-gay laws; talk show host defends homophobic remarks; Navalny joins Moscow mayor debate, Sobyanin sits out; Lavrov warns E.U. on Gazprom. President Vladimir Putin visited his counterpart in Azerbaijan yesterday in a visit ‘widely seen as a sign that Azerbaijan is […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – July 24, 2013

TODAY: Entrepreneurs freed under new amnesty; Navalny is second most popular for Moscow mayor; legistlating hooligans and luxury cars; Dutch gay rights protesters banned from entering Russia; Politkovskaya’s children will boycott murder trial; Snowden may be granted asylum in Russia; Public Television out of cash. Thirteen people thus far have been freed under President Vladimir […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – April 3, 2013

TODAY: Putin issues three-month disclosure deadline, reverses Medvedev’s gubernatorial election reform; NGO inspection reaches Voronezh; Nizhny Novgorod fraud; Moscow may not sign new UN treaty on arms; orphanages report; Gazprom losing value despite export boom; Polonsky released. President Vladimir Putin has issued a three-month deadline to Russian officials to close their foreign bank accounts if […]

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

TODAY: Germany warns Moscow on NGO raids; senator quits in citizenship scandal; urban election transparency. Berezovsky remembered; teenage Russian orphan claims abuse at hands of American adoptive parents; Hermitage Russia fund to close. BRICS meeting sees deals on nuclear and helicopters; development bank in the works. Another branch of the Memorial rights organization in Moscow has […]