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Russian Government Presents Rosneft Privatization Guidelines
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:15:38 +0200
The Russian government has announced the criteria for purchasing private shares of state-owned oil company Rosneft, the Vedomosti business daily reported Friday.
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Digging Up Trouble: Moscow Redevelopment Pits Archeologists Against Bureaucrats
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:13:35 +0200
Every city has its secrets and, every now and again, they see the light of day. When Moscow began its biggest road reconstruction project to date, workers uncovered treasures that had been hidden for centuries.
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Moscow Redevelopment Pits Archeologists Against Bureaucrats
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:13:35 +0200
Every city has its secrets and, every now and again, they see the light of day. When Moscow began its biggest road reconstruction project to date, workers uncovered treasures that had been hidden for centuries.
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Putin Addresses French Nation With TV Appearance
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:24:33 +0200
President Vladimir Putin appeared on Russian state television on Friday to address the French nation following the terror attack in the southern city of Nice on Thursday evening.
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Russia To Deploy Latest Anti-Aircraft Rockets To Crimea
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:16:57 +0200
Russia plans to deploy its latest S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Crimea in August, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.
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Russia To Deploy Latest Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Crimea
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:16:57 +0200
Russia plans to deploy its latest S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Crimea in August, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.
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Russian Politician Yarovaya Lashes Out at West After Nice Attack
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:06:58 +0200
Ultraconservative Russian State Duma deputy Irina Yarovaya lashed out at Western politicians Friday morning following a terrorist attack in the French city of Nice.
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Russians Cautious Over Thaw In Relations With Turkey
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:54:54 +0200
A poll by the state-run Public Opinion Foundation has shown that 60 percent of Russians believe that the Russian government should not rush to normalize relations with Turkey, the Kommersant newspaper reported Friday.
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Who Benefits From Russia's New Anti-Terror Laws? (Op-Ed)
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:17:09 +0200
President Vladimir Putin asked Communications and Mass Media Minister Nikolai Nikiforov on Thursday to report on progress in implementing new anti-terror legislation, known as the "Yarovaya Law."
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Russian Citizen Killed in Gruesome Terror Attack in Nice
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:47:32 +0200
At least one Russian was killed and one injured in a deadly terror attack that struck France's southern city of Nice overnight, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Friday.
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Russian Officials Condemn French Terror Attack
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:35:27 +0200
Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed the need to "destroy and incapacitate terrorists wherever they are found," following a terrorist attack in the French city of Nice on Thursday evening.
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Russian Minister: Infrastructure Needed for Yarovaya's Anti-Terror Law Doesn't Exist
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:33:18 +0200
Russia's deputy minister for economic development has said that the data storage infrastructure needed for new anti-terror legislation doesn't exist anywhere in the world, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday.
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Russian Sports Minister Issues Warning Over World Cup Stadium Delay
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:08:18 +0200
St. Petersburg authorities and contractors must resolve conflict surrounding the construction of the Zenit Arena, a 2018 FIFA World Cup venue, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.
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NBC Universal Chief Blacklisted by a Retaliatory Russia
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:52:44 +0200
The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed Jeff Shell, the head of U.S. broadcasting agency NBC Universal, had been denied entry into Russia, the ministry said in an online statement Wednesday evening.
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IMF Report: Russia Could Consolidate Up to 12% of GDP in 3 Years
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:38:15 +0200
On the heels of last year's recession, GDP will fall by another 1.2 percent in 2016, the International Monetary Fund reports.
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Moscow Battered by Apocalyptic Overnight Thunderstorms
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:23:45 +0200
A clean-up operation is under way in Moscow after the city and the surrounding region were lashed by overnight thunderstorms and torrential rain.
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Reluctantly, Russia Starts Sell-Off of Major State Companies
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:51:57 +0200
Back in April, President Vladimir Putin was asked at a press conference why he planned to sell state companies just when the market was at bottom.
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Ukraine Upholds Gazprom's $3Bln Fine
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:42:25 +0200
Ukraine's highest economic court has dismissed Gazprom's appeal against a $3.4 billion fine, the RBC newspaper reported Wednesday.
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Kerry Could Offer Putin New Information Sharing Deal on Syria – Reports
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:23:21 +0200
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will reportedly propose new intelligence sharing initiatives while discussing the Syrian conflict with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, The Washington Post reported.
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Former RBC Editor Blames Kremlin For Dismissal
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:15:32 +0200
A former editor from the independent Russian news outlet RBC has claimed that pressure from the Kremlin led to his dismissal, the Reuters news agency reported Wednesday.
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Most Russians Feel No Ability to Influence Country – Poll
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:19:02 +0200
Some 73 percent of Russians feel they have no influence over what happens in their country, a survey by the independent Levada Center revealed Wednesday.
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Moscow Imam's Arrest Risks Possible Protests
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:46:25 +0200
The July 12 arrest of Moscow imam Makhmut Velitov on charges of publicly justifying terrorism marked a new first for Russian authorities.
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Anti-Terror Laws to Cost Russian Logistics Firms Estimated $3Bln
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:02:09 +0200
Russia's new anti-terror laws could cost Russian delivery companies 180 billion rubles ($2.8 billion),
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How Russia Helped NATO Rediscover Itself (Op-Ed)
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:52:36 +0200
The Kremlin will be struggling to reconcile conflicting messages from the West. Deepening divisions in the European Union that came to a dramatic head with the Brexit vote have not found their way into NATO.
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