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Russia could ban imported American French fries

Russia is considering a ban on imported French fries from the US and other Western countries that have imposed sanctions against Moscow. Russia imported 94 percent of its French fries in 2017 but has bought the necessary equipment to produce it locally, Russia’s National Horticultural Union head Sergey Korolev told RT. The new equipment allows production of 110,000 tons a ...

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Russia reforms government, introduces digital development ministry

While the names of the ministers inside the new Russian government are yet to be announced, its structure will undergo subtle but potentially impactful transformations, after a decree was signed by Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, which oversees not only data technology, but also the mass media in Russia, will be transformed into the ...

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Telegram Messenger blocking in Russia not in force 'due to appeal'

The ruling on nationwide blocking of Telegram Messenger has not come into force because it is being appealed by the app’s lawyers, the press service of the Moscow City Court reports. Earlier on Tuesday, Russian mass media, quoting a message on the court’s web-site, reported that the decision to block the software on Russian territory, due to the company’s refusal ...

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Bridge from mainland Russia to Crimea hours away from opening

The bridge across the Kerch Strait, which will connect the Crimean Peninsula and Krasnodar Region is set to open on Tuesday. Construction of the bridge, the longest in Russia with a span of 19 kilometers, has been carried out since February 2016, and it is opening for cars more than half a year ahead of schedule. The bridge capacity is ...

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Russia considers building world's longest bridge connecting Sakhalin to mainland in Far East

The Russian government is looking at ways of connecting Sakhalin Island in the Far East to the mainland. One of the options is building a railroad bridge on a monumental scale. “Experts, consultants, and designers have considered all options, including the construction of a tunnel, but at the moment, the preference is given to a bridge both economically and from ...

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Europe trails Russia & China, lacking political weight to face down US – Galloway

While Washington is challenging the multipolar world with unilateral actions, Europe has vowed to challenge its hegemony. However, it has not enough character and political will to fit the role, former UK MP George Galloway says. The US decision to pull out from the long-weaved nuclear deal with Iran prompted the EU to consider replacing its overseas ally “as an international ...

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Chechen lawmakers seek third consecutive term for Putin as president of Russia

The Chechen parliament has unanimously voted to prepare and draft a constitutional amendment that would allow the same person to remain President of the Russian Federation for three consecutive terms instead of the current two. The parliament of the Chechen Republic decided to draft the legislative initiative allowing one person to remain as Russian president for three terms in a ...

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Russia rejects Hague court order to compensate Ukrainian companies as illegitimate

Russia has rejected the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s order to compensate Ukrainian companies for losses, allegedly stemming from the 2014 Crimea reunification, saying that the issue was outside the jurisdiction of The Hague. The Russian Justice Ministry made the statement after the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favor of 18 Ukrainian companies that sought compensation from ...

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German family comes to Russia for V-Day to honor ancestor who joined Red Army to fight Nazis

A German family has come to Russia for Victory Day celebrations to commemorate a German soldier who joined the Soviet Army to fight against the Nazis. The man was a pacifist and did not want to join the aggressors. During WWII, Gerhard Schmidt was forced to join the Nazi Army – the Wehrmacht – against his will. The man was ...

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