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  1. Business - Economy - RUSSIA

    Russia digs in its heels

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:44am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... ethnic Russian population in eastern Ukraine. The tragic downing on July 17 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, has turned Western denunciation of Moscow's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1563306/russia-digs-its-heels
  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot hit back after horsewhip attack with video blasting Putin

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:57pm by WASHPOST

    ... vowed a full inquiry into the whip incident. He said: "The ideas of this group are not supported by the overwhelming majority of the population of the region. Nonetheless, all the guilty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432137/pussy-riot-hit-back-after-horsewhip-attack-video-blasting-putin
  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Record floods threaten far eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 05:27pm by AFP

    ... so far affected thinly-populated villages and expressed concern that the water might also batter other big cities. “Right now the floods are reaching big cities which means there could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298931/record-floods-threaten-major-russian-city-near-chinese-border
  4. News - China - RUSSIA

    China backs Russia over Syria at G20 summit

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 04:41pm by Reuters

    ... to forge a united front on growth, trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion. The club that accounts for two thirds of the world’s population and 90 per cent of its output is divided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1303998/china-backs-russia-over-syria-g20-summit
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia scrambles to contain record floods

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 07:50pm by AFP

    ... shortly, said the defence ministry, adding that it was also ready to immunise the local population. On Tuesday officials in the Magadan region also declared an emergency due to rising water levels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298103/russia-scrambles-contain-record-floods
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia holds biggest war games in decades

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 09:27pm by AP

    ... Some fear that Russia’s continuing population decline and a relative weakness of its conventional forces compared to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army could one day tempt China to grab some ... in 1969. Moscow and Beijing signed a new border treaty in 2004, which saw Russia yielding control over several islands in the Amur River. Some in Russia’s sparsely populated far east feared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284191/russia-holds-biggest-war-games-decades
  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia slams ‘outrageous’ Eurovision vote scandal

    Posted May 21st 2013, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... "A significant part of the Azeri population voted for the Russian singer." He said a full investigation would be carried out to see where the "stolen votes" went. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1242964/russia-slams-outrageous-eurovision-vote-scandal
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia’s Medvedev calls for ban of tobacco ads

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 04:56pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... in public. World Health Organisation says that some 40 per cent of Russia’s adult population smokes, more than in any other country. A pack of cigarettes in Russia costs between one and two dollars ... to the population of one big city”. The number of smokers in Russia has increased over the past two decades while tobacco prices are hardly regulated and smoking ads are largely unrestricted. WHO statistics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1062467/russias-medvedev-calls-ban-tobacco-ads
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 05:17pm by AFP

    ... for many Russians. The law will also ban the advertising of tobacco products as well as sponsorship of events by tobacco firms. Over 40 per cent of the adult population in Russia are believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1158320/putin-signs-law-banning-smoking-public-places
  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Georgian dream to ease, not end Russia nightmare

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent, to the fury of Saakashvili and the Georgian population. “The problem of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will forever remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1052873/georgian-dream-ease-not-end-russia-nightmare

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