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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin accepts 'changes' in Syria

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Moscow Tough-talking president makes strongest comment yet he is ready to forsake Assad Putin accepts Syria needs 'change' Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced ... long-time ally. At his annual news conference, which lasted four hours, Putin said Moscow stood for a settlement that would "prevent the country from breakup and an endless civil war". ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia 'has not, will not' change Syria stance

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 08:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... and would be reported by Russia’s news agencies. Russia has so far refused to turn against Assad’s regime despite the conflict, which according to rights groups has killed 42,000 people since March ... as a staunch ally of Assad’s regime since opposition rebels first launched their bid to topple him in March last year. With China, it has vetoed three UN Security Council resolutions, backed ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Actor Gerard Depardieu announces plans for vodka distillery in Russia

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... This will be my first venture into strong alcohol, and I hope it works." Depardieu told the Itar-Tass news agency of his plan two weeks after revealing that he wanted to open his own restaurant, ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Gerard Depardieu gets into real spirit of Russia Actor Gerard Depardieu, Russia's most famous recent celebrity citizen, wants to open a distillery ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia removes ITAR-TASS news agency director Vitaly Ignatenko

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Ignatenko reportedly fired over inability to get to grips with social networks, mobile services Veteran boss of state news agency removed from post Russia's venerable ITAR-TASS news agency fired one of its Soviet-era giants as general director after nearly four decades of service that began at the height of the cold war. The government said ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Yukos shareholders awarded US$51 billion from Russia by Hague arbitration court

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... battled through the courts for a decade, might have longer to wait. "The Russian side, those agencies which represent Russia in this process, will no doubt use all available legal possibilities to defend its position," he said when news of the award leaked ahead of the official announcement yesterday. Lawyers, however, said there were only limited grounds on which to appeal. ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    New sanctions on Russia could ‘seriously’ impact growth: minister

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 08:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev tells TV channel further sanctions by the West over Ukraine could cause Russia's 'economic growth rates go seriously into the negative' A new round of Western sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine could seriously impact its already stalled economy, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Kremlin's point man for China trade Gennady Timchenko sees more big deals

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:40pm by AGENCIES

    ... business body, was reported by the official Itar Tass news agency on April 29. In his first meeting with reporters since sanctions were imposed in March, Timchenko- who until a few years ago had ... between Europe and Asia and thus increase the competitiveness of our gas." Timchenko said he anticipated new deals with China soon, including the companies he co-owns such as gas producer ...

  8. Business - Economy - RUSSIA

    Russia digs in its heels

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

    ... States and Europe over Ukraine, a former Soviet state whose new government is seeking to integrate much more closely with the West in the face of opposition from the mainly ethnic Russian ... into recession in the second half of this year. The European Commission already expects 0.3 percentage points to be shaved off the EU ’s gross domestic product this year as a result of the new sanctions ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot members suing Moscow in European Court of Human Rights

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:35pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow Pussy Riot members sue Moscow in European court Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European Court of Human Rights over their imprisonment for a 2012 "punk prayer" protest a ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    At least 12 killed, scores more injured as Moscow subway train derails

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... told news agency Interfax that all passengers had been evacuated from the affected stations by midday, dismissing reports that some passengers were still trapped in the underground tunnel. ...




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