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Rothschild to help sanctioned Russian billionaire Deripaska to sell stake in company

Russian energy and metals conglomerate EN+ has hired investment bank Rothschild to sell owner Oleg Deripaska’s stake in the firm in a bid to have US sanctions lifted. The step comes as the energy-to-aluminum group tries to meet an August 5 deadline to seek a reprieve from the US Treasury. En+ is aiming to reduce Deripaska’s stake from 66 percent ...

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Russian city names street after fighter pilot killed in anti-terrorism operation in Syria

Authorities in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok have named a street after Major Roman Filipov – the air force pilot who was killed while fighting Islamic State terrorists in Syria’s Idlib province in February. The press service of the Vladivostok city administration reported on Monday that one of the new city streets will bear the name of Air ...

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Western sanctions beneficial for local Russian businesses – EY’s Joe Watt

The economic pressure of sanctions on Russia is very clear, according to EY’s Joe Watt, who told RT that the Russian government is “pretty agile” in responding through many of its initiatives. “It’s the localization agenda and import substitution, and the government is also putting a lot of money into different sections. And you can see now that the number ...

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Sneak peek inside Putin’s new limo: Russian leader showcases his ride (VIDEO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off the interior of the brand-new addition to his motorcade to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is visiting Moscow. Following talks, Putin invited the prince, nicknamed MbZ, to check out his car from the new ‘Kortezh’ (‘Motorcade’) line. As they approached the black limo parked near the Grand Kremlin ...

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Saudi Arabia threatens ‘military action’ if Qatar purchases Russian S-400 systems – report

Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened “military action” against Qatar should its neighbor acquire Russian S-400 missile defense systems, according to Le Monde, citing a letter from King Salman to the French presidency. In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt, among other Gulf states, cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting and funding terrorism. Doha ...

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India to buy Russian S-400 systems despite Washington’s warnings – report

India decided to proceed with the long-anticipated $ 5.5 bln deal to purchase Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile units despite  the US saying the purchase may affect the relations between Washington and New Dehli. According to the Hindustan Times, India’s Defense Ministry is to ask the apex Cabinet Committee to approve the purchase of the five S-400 Triumf systems, thus  finalizing ...

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Kadyrov vows to rescue 94 Russian children from prison in Iraq

The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has revealed plans to return to Russia almost 100 children whose mothers had been jailed in Iraq over alleged participation with the Islamic State terrorist group. “After a short pause connected with solving some complicated legal problems we will bring 94 children home to Russia. These are children of women who had ...

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Russian business association says those who aide Western sanctions must compensate damages

The Business Russia association has suggested an amendment to the anti-sanctions bill with a paragraph that would allow people or companies who suffer losses due to sanctions to seek compensation from those who comply with them. The head of the Business Russia association, Aleksey Repnik, addressed the State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin with a letter in which he criticized the ...

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Funding NGOs & stirring dissent: Russian special commission exposes election meddling by US

A special commission report on foreign meddling in the 2018 presidential election has been unveiled in Russia’s Upper House. The document highlighted the main methods of the elaborate campaign, spearheaded by the US. The report, presented on Wednesday in Russia’s Upper House (the Senate), was prepared by the Commission for State Sovereignty Protection in cooperation with leading experts and analysts. ...

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Russian search party unearths WWII-era warplane in Far East wilderness (PHOTOS)

A party of volunteers in the Russian Far East has discovered the wreck of a Soviet World War II-era warplane after braving a 500km trek through the mountainous, wildfire-stricken wilderness. Explorers from the Far Eastern branch of the Russia-wide Search Movement, which is dedicated to immortalizing those who died defending the country, set out from Vladivostok and traveled 500km by ...

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