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Russia, Saudis team up to boost fracking tech

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 08:48 While Saudi Arabia and Russia are leading the production cut pact between OPEC and 11 non-OPEC oil producers, Russian oil company Gazprom Neft will cooperate with Saudi Aramco on ways to boost production, including in fracking technology and hard-to-recover oil, Gazprom Neft’s CEO Aleksandr Dyukov said on Wednesday. Read more The two companies have ...

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Rhyme & punishment: Poet faces prosecution over inflaming hatred towards atheists in southern Russia

An amateur poet in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Region is facing criminal charges for disseminating hatred after calling atheists “despicable” in a poem he posted on social media. Maksim Drozdov also wrote in the poem that he hoped for the return of the Holy Inquisition – a system of practices used by the Catholic Church to combat heresy in the Middle ...

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Russia calls on US to expedite destruction of its chemical weapons

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 10:13 A senior Russian diplomat has urged the US and other nations to follow Russia’s example and decommission their chemical arsenals. Read more “We have inherited the world’s largest arsenal of such weapons of mass destruction, and we carried out a plan for its elimination in good faith,” said Vladimir Yermakov, deputy head of the ...

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US sanctions bill vs Russia built on fraudster's political lobbying – Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya

Natalya Veselnitskaya, dubbed a “Kremlin lawyer” in the US media because of her meeting with President Trump’s son, has told RT that the Magnitsky Act against Russian officials came about as the result of a fraudulent investor’s political maneuvering. Read more A four-page memo Veselnitskaya brought to her meeting with Donald Trump Jr, dated May 2016, was published in full ...

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Is UK’s demonization of Russia the geopolitical blunder of a generation? – MP asks Boris Johnson

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:16 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:44 Britain cannot pinpoint any specific Russian cyberattacks on the UK, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has conceded. Compounding his embarrassment, Johnson was asked whether the “demonization” of Russia is therefore the “geopolitical blunder of a generation.” Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson claimed while “the Russians ...

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Russia on track to break 40-yr Soviet record on grain harvest

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 14:35 Russia is due to reap an all-time high grain harvest this year, breaking the Soviet era record from before the war in Afghanistan. Read more The country expects to harvest at least 128 million tons of grain by the end of the year, Petr Chekmarev from the Ministry of Agriculture told RIA Novosti. Agriculture ...

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Foreign investments in Russia on the rise, spurred by economic growth

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 14:45 Russian economy’s revival has led to increased foreign investments in the country, said Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin at a meeting of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council held by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “The volume of foreign direct investment more than doubled in the first half of the year, compared with the same period ...

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Over 40 percent of citizens expect situation in Russia to become worse

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 11:34 According to a recent public opinion poll conducted by state-run VTSIOM, Russians have become slightly more optimistic, though the largest number of respondents expects the situation in the country to get worse. According to the poll, which was released on Monday, 41 percent of Russians think that “the worst times are still ahead,” 31 ...

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Russia rebukes U.S.’s plan to search closed D.C. trade mission

A top U.S. diplomat in Moscow was summoned to Russia’s Foreign Ministry Saturday, as officials complained that the American government was planning to search its shuttered trade mission office in Washington. Any such search would be an “unprecedented aggressive action,” Russia’s Foreign Minister wrote in a note handed to Anthony Godfrey, deputy chief at the U.S. mission in Moscow. The ...

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Russia slams U.S. order to close consulates as 'gross violation'

MOSCOW — Russia accused the United States on Friday of a ” gross violation of international law” after the Trump administration gave Moscow two days to shutter diplomatic outposts in San Francisco and other American cities. As Russian diplomats rushed to meet the Saturday deadline, black smoke was seen billowing out of the chimney at the San Francisco consulate, one ...

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