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  1. Business - Economy - RUSSIA

    Russia digs in its heels

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

    ... tough and meaningful sanctions on Russia for fear of inflaming East-West tensions further and inflicting pain on its own weak economies, the European Union approved far-reaching sector-wide ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... grows, state reserves shrink,” he said. Ulyukayev’s comments come on the heels of Ukraine’s signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union on Friday, and a decision by Ukrainian ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Vladimir Putin adds weight to push to restore city’s name to Stalingrad

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:22pm by GDN

    ... several politicians called for a referendum on the name Stalingrad on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the battle there, which stopped the Nazi advance into the Soviet Union and stands as one of the bloodiest battles of all time, with an estimated two million casualties. The Russian Citizens' Union collected 50,000 signatures for renaming the city, but city politicians and Putin's ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Biden calls on Europe to stand firm on sanctions against Russia

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... and Romanian forces involved in joint military exercises. The US and the European Union have imposed travel bans and asset freezes on President Vladimir Putin's inner circle over Russia's ... with the US and its allies, who are were using economic warfare reminiscent of the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev. Russia had prepared a raft of retaliatory steps in response to potentially wider ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia on cusp of forcing its people to declare holding of foreign citizenship

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... to come under aggressive pressure from the West." The United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on officials, legislators and companies close to Putin to punish him ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... since the end of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, driven by their shared unease at US dominance. Wednesday's gas deal highlights the mix of interests and potential conflicts between ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Thousands of Russians march on Red Square in show of patriotic fervour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... President Vladimir Putin’s standing. A huge column of demonstrators waving Russian flags and balloons marched through Moscow’s iconic square near the Kremlin walls as trade union leaders addressed ... a colourful spectacle harking back to Soviet times. Moscow police said more than 100,000 people took part in the “march of trade unions” on Red Square. Since returning to the Kremlin for a third term ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Siberian munitions depot blast kills at least seven and shuts key rail link

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:58pm by Reuters

    ... depots are not uncommon in the former Soviet Union and are often blamed on negligence. Blasts at the vast number of munitions stores across Russia holding defunct explosives dating from the cold ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mikhail Gorbachev the whipping boy of disciples of lost Soviet empire

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:08pm by WASHPOST

    ... parliament are more nostalgic than ever for the Soviet Union- and on the prowl for someone to blame for its loss. Why not 83-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev? Five deputies of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, have asked the prosecutor general to investigate Gorbachev, who was the president of the Soviet Union when it collapsed in 1991, and bring him to account. Many Russians- ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    US sanctions raise concerns for foreign investors in Russia's oil sector

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 10:21am by Associated Press in London

    ... could eventually risk being shut out of Russia’s energy sector. Putin said he saw no reason for Russia to take retaliatory steps now against the US and European Union, as he said the Russian ...




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