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International Business Times
Ukraine crisis: National guard killed with 90 injured in deadly protests outside parliament Clashes between nationalists and riot police broke out into violent skirmishes
Ukraine crisis: National guard killed with 90 injured in deadly protests outside parliament
International Business Times / Posted 6 hours ago
Clashes between nationalists and riot police broke out into violent skirmishes after MPs backed reforms for more autonomy in the rebel-held east of the country. Of the 122 hospitalised, over 11 were in a critical condition, said Arsen Avakov, the... Read more
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Business Spectator
Rosneft profit tumbles in Q2Russian oil giant Rosneft says its net profit fell 22 per cent in the second qu
Rosneft profit tumbles in Q2
Business Spectator / Posted 14 hours ago
Russian oil giant Rosneft says its net profit fell 22 per cent in the second quarter from a year earlier, a stronger result than expected as the weak rouble partly offset falling oil prices. The company reported second-quarter profits of 134 billion... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian GDP Down 3.6 Percent in First Seven MonthsRussian gross domestic product dropped by 3.6 percent in the first seven months
Russian GDP Down 3.6 Percent in First Seven Months
The Moscow Times / Posted yesterday
Russian gross domestic product dropped by 3.6 percent in the first seven months of the year, compared to the same period last year, Russia's Economic Development Ministry said in a report issued Friday. Drops in construction and investment remain... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
4 dead in Russian prison fireMoscow - At least four prisoners were killed and eight others injured in a fire
4 dead in Russian prison fire
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
Moscow - At least four prisoners were killed and eight others injured in a fire at a Russian prison, a prison spokesperson told Interfax news agency on Saturday. Two of the injured were in critical condition following the incident in the city of... Read more
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Salon.com
Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter seasonMOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winte
Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week. Gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine have... Read more
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The New Age
Ukraine clashes kill eight, hurting push for new truceUkraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people i
Ukraine clashes kill eight, hurting push for new truce
The New Age / Posted 4 days ago
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that endanger nascent talks on a new truce agreement for the war-torn separatist east. Government spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said seven Ukrainian... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Eight dead in Ukraine clashesUkraine and pro-Russian rebels have reported the deaths of eight people in fres
Eight dead in Ukraine clashes
Sky News Australia / Posted 4 days ago
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have reported the deaths of eight people in fresh clashes that endanger talks on a new truce agreement for the war-torn separatist east. Government spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said on Thursday seven Ukrainian... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
8 killed in fresh Ukraine clashesKiev - Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight p
8 killed in fresh Ukraine clashes
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
Kiev - Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that erupted despite ongoing talks on a new truce agreement for the separatist east. Government spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said seven... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Economic Crisis Forces Russians to Spend Vacations Inside the CountryMore Russians are choosing domestic destinations for their vacations as the eco
Economic Crisis Forces Russians to Spend Vacations Inside the Country
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
More Russians are choosing domestic destinations for their vacations as the economic crisis and the devaluation of the ruble make traveling abroad less affordable, a study published Thursday by Russian Internet giant Yandex revealed. In the period... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian Senators Won't to Go to U.S. Over Visa ScandalAfter the U.S. State Department issued a restricted entry visa to Federation Co
Russian Senators Won't to Go to U.S. Over Visa Scandal
The Moscow Times / Posted 4 days ago
After the U.S. State Department issued a restricted entry visa to Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko — featured on the list of those sanctioned by the U.S. over Ukraine — a whole delegation of Russian senators refused to go to New York,... Read more
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Business Spectator
Russia 'can weather oil price plunge'Russia's financial system can weather a drop in prices for oil, the country's k
Russia 'can weather oil price plunge'
Business Spectator / Posted 4 days ago
Russia's financial system can weather a drop in prices for oil, the country's key export, to $US40 a barrel, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Mr Ulyukayev said that the economic ministry has envisaged an... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Russia 'can weather oil price plunge'Russia's financial system can weather a drop in prices for oil, the country's k
Russia 'can weather oil price plunge'
The Courier Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Russia's financial system can weather a drop in prices for oil, the country's key export, to $US40 a barrel, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Mr Ulyukayev said that the economic ministry has envisaged an... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Vladimir Putin seeks Chinese gift as oil slump sours second gas dealIn November, Russia and China signed a framework agreement for a second 30-year
Vladimir Putin seeks Chinese gift as oil slump sours second gas deal
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
In November, Russia and China signed a framework agreement for a second 30-year gas contract, which would involve building a pipeline from West Siberia. Photo / AP Russia's energy pivot toward Asia faces its sternest test early next month when... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Wine Prices to Rise in Russia Over Ruble CrisisThe prices of both foreign and domestic wines are set to rise in Russia in the
Wine Prices to Rise in Russia Over Ruble Crisis
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 days ago
The prices of both foreign and domestic wines are set to rise in Russia in the coming weeks because of the weakening ruble. Starting in October, the prices for wine in Russian retail chains will increase by at least 15 to 20 percent, Vadim Drobiz,... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Foreign Detergent Producers Ask Russian Watchdog to Explain ClaimsForeign manufacturers of household chemicals that have been removed from sale b
Foreign Detergent Producers Ask Russian Watchdog to Explain Claims
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 days ago
Foreign manufacturers of household chemicals that have been removed from sale by Russia's consumer rights watchdog have asked the agency to clarify its claims. On Wednesday German manufacturer Werner & Mertz expressed confusion regarding the... Read more
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The Moscow Times
U.S. Annuls Visa for Sanctioned Russian SenatorThe United States has annulled a visa issued to a deputy in Russia's upper hous
U.S. Annuls Visa for Sanctioned Russian Senator
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 days ago
The United States has annulled a visa issued to a deputy in Russia's upper house of parliament, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday, citing an unidentified source in the parliament. Alexander Totoonov was included on a list of individuals... Read more
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The Moscow Times
British Man Arrested on Drug Charges in SamaraA British man in the Volga river city of Samara, who worked at one of the city'
British Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Samara
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 days ago
A British man in the Volga river city of Samara, who worked at one of the city's universities, has been arrested on drug charges while awaiting deportation for a previous drug possession conviction, Interfax news agency reported Wednesday. Richard... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Prices for International Flights Up 11 Percent From WednesdayTicket prices for flights from Russia to international destinations rose by 11
Prices for International Flights Up 11 Percent From Wednesday
The Moscow Times / Posted 5 days ago
Ticket prices for flights from Russia to international destinations rose by 11 percent on Wednesday due to the sharp ruble devaluation, Interfax news agency reported. From Aug. 26, fares will be calculated in accordance with ruble's 81.5 exchange... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russia Conducts Military DrillsRussian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises in the western
Russia Conducts Military Drills
The Moscow Times / Posted 6 days ago
Russian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises in the western reaches of the country amid concerns that Moscow is pursuing an increasingly intimidating policy toward Europe. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russia's Uralkali Approves Share Buyback, May Delist From LondonRussia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, approved a $1.3 billion
Russia's Uralkali Approves Share Buyback, May Delist From London
The Moscow Times / Posted 6 days ago
Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, approved a $1.3 billion share buyback on Tuesday which may lead to its delisting from the London Stock Exchange due to a decline in liquidity. Uralkali has previously spent $1.1 billion on a... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Russian air, ground forces on exercises in western regionsMOSCOW (AP) - Russian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises i
Russian air, ground forces on exercises in western regions
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 6 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises in the western reaches of the country amid concerns that Moscow is pursuing an increasingly intimidating policy toward Europe. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Russian air, ground forces on exercises in western regionsMOSCOW (AP) - Russian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises i
Russian air, ground forces on exercises in western regions
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 6 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises in the western reaches of the country amid concerns that Moscow is pursuing an increasingly intimidating policy toward Europe. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Russian air, ground forces on exercises in western regionsMOSCOW (AP) - Russian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises i
Russian air, ground forces on exercises in western regions
New Jersey Herald / Posted 6 days ago
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian air, ground and missile forces are conducting exercises in the western reaches of the country amid concerns that Moscow is pursuing an increasingly intimidating policy toward Europe. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russia's Uralkali May Delist From London After New Share BuybackUralkali, the world's largest potash producer, has approved a new share buyback
Russia's Uralkali May Delist From London After New Share Buyback
The Moscow Times / Posted 6 days ago
Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, has approved a new share buyback, a step which may lead to its delisting from the London stock exchange (LSE), the company said on Tuesday. The program, to be completed by end of the year, may lead to... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Sentsov Case Highlights Plight of Ukrainian Prisoners in Russian JailsOleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director accused of masterminding terrorist atta
Sentsov Case Highlights Plight of Ukrainian Prisoners in Russian Jails
The Moscow Times / Posted 7 days ago
Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director accused of masterminding terrorist attacks in Crimea, is expected to be sentenced to a long prison term Tuesday after a high-profile and controversial trial — but the case has focused attention on an entire... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Estonian Officer Accused of Espionage Cooperated With FSB � LawyerEstonian internal security officer Eston Kohver, sentenced by a Russian court t
Estonian Officer Accused of Espionage Cooperated With FSB � Lawyer
The Moscow Times / Posted 7 days ago
Estonian internal security officer Eston Kohver, sentenced by a Russian court to 15 years in prison for espionage, cooperated with the Federal Security Service (FSB) immediately after being detained, his former lawyer Mark Feigin told Postimees... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Mortgage Loans To Be More Than Halved in 2015 � OfficialOnly about 800 billion rubles ($11.4 billion) will be issued as mortgage loans
Mortgage Loans To Be More Than Halved in 2015 � Official
The Moscow Times / Posted 7 days ago
Only about 800 billion rubles ($11.4 billion) will be issued as mortgage loans in Russia in 2015, less than half the amount issued last year, deputy chairman of the Moscow region government, German Yelyanushkin, told Interfax on Monday. “Despite the... Read more
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The Moscow Times
From Russia With Love (and Putin's Face)Chinese direct investment in Russia dropped by 20 percent in the first seven mo
From Russia With Love (and Putin's Face)
The Moscow Times / Posted 7 days ago
Chinese direct investment in Russia dropped by 20 percent in the first seven months of this year, compared to the same period last year due to a sharp ruble devaluation, new agency TASS reported Friday, citing a top Chinese Ministry of Commerce... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Tajikistan Steps Up Battle Against the Wrong ClothesTajikistan's war on the wrong clothes looks set to step up a gear as the author
Tajikistan Steps Up Battle Against the Wrong Clothes
The Moscow Times / Posted 8 days ago
Tajikistan's war on the wrong clothes looks set to step up a gear as the authorities resolve to crack down on anything they perceive as dangerous, radical Islam. Asia-Plus website reported that a meeting in Dushanbe on Aug. 19 brought together the... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian Public Servants See Pay RaiseThe average Russian federal public servant has earned 96,500 rubles ($1,400) pe
Russian Public Servants See Pay Raise
The Moscow Times / Posted 8 days ago
The average Russian federal public servant has earned 96,500 rubles ($1,400) per month in the first half of this year, up 4.9 percent from the same period last year, Rosstat state statistics service said in a statement Friday. The highest-paid are... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Russian PM visits disputed Kuril islands, triggering Japan protest Published: 22 August 2015 1:48 PM Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in
Russian PM visits disputed Kuril islands, triggering Japan protest
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 9 days ago
Published: 22 August 2015 1:48 PM Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev inspects a port station at the Kitovyi settlement as he visits Iturup Island, one of four islands known as... Read more
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iafrica.com
Russian PM visits disputed islandsRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev landed on Saturday in the Kuril islands,
Russian PM visits disputed islands
iafrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev landed on Saturday in the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the northwest Pacific archipelago in a long-running dispute. Medvedev landed on Iturup, one of four... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Migration from Russia Increasingly Problematic (infographic)The tenge lost more than a quarter of its value on Thursday as Kazakhstan fired
Migration from Russia Increasingly Problematic (infographic)
The Moscow Times / Posted 10 days ago
The tenge lost more than a quarter of its value on Thursday as Kazakhstan fired the latest salvo in an emerging market currency war, ditching a trading band stretched to breaking point by sharp falls in crude and commodities prices. Tools and bones... Read more
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International Business Times
Russia: Paedophile death threats force children's rights worker into police protection Russian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has demanded state protectio
Russia: Paedophile death threats force children's rights worker into police protection
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
Russian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has demanded state protection for his assistant, who he claims is subjected to regular threats from paedophiles. Atakhov said that his assistant Anna Levchenko monitors websites and and social... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Scientists Find Pre-Historic Religious Site in Urals CaveTools and bones of slain animals were discovered in a cave in southern Russia b
Scientists Find Pre-Historic Religious Site in Urals Cave
The Moscow Times / Posted 11 days ago
Tools and bones of slain animals were discovered in a cave in southern Russia by a team of research scientists, indicating that the cave was inhabited by pre-historic humans about 30,000 years ago, news agency Interfax reported Wednesday. The... Read more
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Times of Malta
Russia sentences Estonian to 15 years of hard labourAn Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid
Russia sentences Estonian to 15 years of hard labour
Times of Malta / Posted 11 days ago
An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison yesterday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on espionage charges... Read more
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iol.co.za
Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’Moscow/Tallinn - An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a c
Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
Moscow/Tallinn - An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Eston Kohver's prison term will put... Read more
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The Standard
Russian gulag for `abducted cop'Thursday, August 20, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint Advert
Russian gulag for `abducted cop'
The Standard / Posted 12 days ago
Thursday, August 20, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint AdvertisingOnline AdvertisingArchive Site SearchThursday, August 20, 2015An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Russian Children's Ombudsman Demands State Protection for His AssistantRussian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has demanded state protectio
Russian Children's Ombudsman Demands State Protection for His Assistant
The Moscow Times / Posted 12 days ago
Russian children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has demanded state protection for his assistant Anna Levchenko, who, according to him, is swamped with threats from pedophiles, Russian media reported Wednesday. Levchenko runs a center that... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Estonian Officer Allegedly Abducted by Russia Sentenced to 15 Years in JailAn Estonian police officer allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid
Estonian Officer Allegedly Abducted by Russia Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail
The Moscow Times / Posted 12 days ago
An Estonian police officer allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on espionage... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labourMOSCOW: An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-bor
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labour
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
MOSCOW: An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labourMOSCOW An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-bord
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labour
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 12 days ago
MOSCOW An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on... Read more
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The Star
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labourMOSCOW (Reuters) - An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labour
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston... Read more
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The Moscow Times
EU Slams Russian "Abduction" of Estonian OfficerAn Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid
EU Slams Russian "Abduction" of Estonian Officer
The Moscow Times / Posted 12 days ago
An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on espionage... Read more
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Swissinfo
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labourBy Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - An Estonian police officer, allegedly abduct
Estonian officer allegedly abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labour
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia... Read more
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Times of Malta
Estonian officer abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labourAn Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid
Estonian officer abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years' hard labour
Times of Malta / Posted 12 days ago
An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison today, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on espionage charges in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Food fight in Russia as government bulldozes, burns illegal produce, meat importsRussian President Vladimir Putin's latest show of defiance against Western adve
Food fight in Russia as government bulldozes, burns illegal produce, meat imports
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin's latest show of defiance against Western adversaries has deployed bulldozers, steamrollers and tractors to destroy hundreds of tons of illegally imported food in televised spectacles that some of his own countrymen... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Rouble-rouser enters Russia's bankIn his first stint as a top Russian central bank official in the early 1990s, D
Rouble-rouser enters Russia's bank
Mail & Guardian / Posted 13 days ago
In his first stint as a top Russian central bank official in the early 1990s, Dmitry Tulin saw how flooding cheap credit to dying industrial giants delivered hyperinflation instead of growth. Now back as the bank’s monetary chief, Tulin has argued... Read more
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The Moscow Times
Head of Russia's Mighty Rail Monopoly Looks Set to Step DownVladimir Yakunin, one of Russia's most powerful executives and a close ally of
Head of Russia's Mighty Rail Monopoly Looks Set to Step Down
The Moscow Times / Posted 14 days ago
Vladimir Yakunin, one of Russia's most powerful executives and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, was nominated as a senator for the upper chamber of the Russian parliament Monday, a position that would oblige him to step down as head of the... Read more
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The Moscow Times
U.S. Missionaries Fined in Southern Russia for Teaching EnglishTwelve American missionaries have been fined in Russia's southern republic of K
U.S. Missionaries Fined in Southern Russia for Teaching English
The Moscow Times / Posted 14 days ago
Twelve American missionaries have been fined in Russia's southern republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessia for violating migration law by teaching English while in the country on tourist visas, Russian media reported Monday. “The U.S. nationals came to... Read more
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