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2014/10/24 13:42
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Although 60 percent of men and 25 percent of women in Russia smoke, according to the most recent World Bank data, the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has been cracking down on the habit....
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2014/10/24 12:42
2014/10/24 12:42
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Russia must create a contingency budget to counter the threat that Western sanctions, economic stagnation and low oil prices will dash the country's hopes of restoring growth in the near term, Finance...
2014/10/23 11:12
2014/10/23 11:12
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First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Vyacheslav Volodin, used the phrase "If there's Putin - there's Russia, if there's no Putin - there's no Russia, " to convey the feelings of...
2014/10/22 13:42
2014/10/22 13:42
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In a move inspired by the example of U.S. private military firms like Blackwater, a Russian political party has proposed legalizing heavily armed security companies for use abroad, RIA Novosti...
2014/10/21 13:42
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When senior Soviet officials wanted to set down the ideological or conceptual framework by which citizens should understand current events, they issued statements that were called "attitudinal papers"...
2014/10/20 13:42
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No doubt NATO defense ministers will turn green with envy if they catch wind of an interview that State Duma defense committee chairman Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov recently gave. Whereas the ministers...
2014/10/15 15:44
2014/10/15 15:44
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It is no easy task to get elected to the U.S. Senate, the upper chamber of Congress. It remains an unattainable dream for most U.S. politicians, and those who do get in generally consider it the...
2014/10/14 15:42
2014/10/14 15:42
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Baker & McKenzie partner Igor Makarov The State Duma this summer adopted a bill on penalties for concealing dual citizenship. Although the legislation does not appear to affect the legality of a...
2014/10/13 23:13
2014/10/13 23:13
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Russian Central Bank props up ruble October 14, 2014 6:09 am MOSCOW, Oct. 13 — Russia’s Central Bank spent about US$ 6 billion from its international reserves in the past 10 days to prop up the...
2014/10/13 17:42
2014/10/13 17:42
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If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then Moscow certainly seems keen to boost the spirits of recently annexed and internationally spurned Crimea. A precise replica of a 19th-century...
2014/10/12 11:19
2014/10/12 11:19
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2014/10/10 14:19
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People sit outside a closed McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow on August 20. (Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters) MOSCOW— Prosecutors have launched an investigation into the financials of Ronald McDonald House...
2014/10/09 14:42
2014/10/09 14:42
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It is difficult to put a finger on the exact time when President Vladimir Putin began to feel an inextricable connection to Russia's historic destiny. Calling on tsarist thinkers like Nilokai...
2014/10/09 12:12
2014/10/09 12:12
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The Polish elite would very much like Germany to declare war on Russia once again. The Poles position themselves as experts on Russia, and the West believes them, although the Polish knowledge does...
2014/10/08 15:44
2014/10/08 15:44
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The State Duma on Wednesday passed in its first reading a widely criticized bill known unofficially as the "Rotenberg law," which seeks to provide financial compensation to Russian companies and...
2014/10/08 12:42
2014/10/08 12:42
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Following a wave of forced closures of McDonald's restaurants across Russia, state prosecutors have opened an investigation into the U.S. fast-food giant's charity arm, Ronald McDonald House Charities...
2014/10/07 17:42
2014/10/07 17:42
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When the U.S. passed its Magnitsky law in late 2012, barring entry to the U.S. for 60 Russian officials implicated in the prison death of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who reported a major corruption...
2014/10/07 10:42
2014/10/07 10:42
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Visa and MasterCard could soon be forced to process all their Russian transactions through the "national payment system," an unfinished state project that has gained political traction this year amid...
2014/10/06 15:42
2014/10/06 15:42
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With Russia annexing new territories, rapidly increasing expenditures on the military and police, supporting separatists, setting up a satellite state in eastern Ukraine and simultaneously attempting...
2014/10/05 17:42
2014/10/05 17:42
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Russia's budget is in a bind, as slowing economic growth and Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine turn the spending promises of yesterday into tomorrow's liability. Last week, the government...
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