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Russian Upper House passes latest bill on reciprocal sanctions

Russian senators have passed a framework law that allows the government to apply various restrictive measures on nations that use economic sanctions against Russia or make other attempts to impede its development. During the presentation of the bill that took place on Wednesday, the head of the Upper House Committee for Economic Policy, Senator Dmitry Mezentsev, said that the document ...

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More Russian cities to have direct flight connections with Crimea

Crimea’s reintegration with Russia continues as more cities are starting direct flights to the Black Sea peninsula. Nordavia airline is launching flights between Crimea’s capital Simferopol to Nizhnekamsk in Tatarstan, Ivanovo and Belgorod, which is not far from the Ukrainian border. The airline will use Boeing 737-500 aircraft with a capacity of up to 135 passengers. The flights became possible ...

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Russian reporters urged to leave Ukraine after Kiev murder

A senior State Duma deputy has stated that, since Russia cannot prevent attacks on journalists in Ukraine, it would be better if all Russian reporters left the country. “We have passed a statement after the arrest of [the head of RIA Novosti bureau in Ukraine] Kirill Vyshinsky, of course we will study [Arkady] Babchenko’s case as well, but I doubt ...

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UK ‘fraudster’ Browder briefly detained in Spain on Russian warrant, tweets from police car

UK businessman William Browder was briefly detained in Spain on a Russian arrest warrant. Browder, wanted by Moscow for fraud, tweeted the news from the back of a Spanish police car. “In the back of the Spanish police car going to the station on the Russian arrest warrant. They won’t tell me which station,” Browder tweeted. In the back of ...

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Russian senators to monitor external attempts to meddle with World Cup and Moscow mayoral elections

The Upper House Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty has warned about external attempts to influence upcoming events such as the 2018 World Cup in June or September’s mayoral elections in Moscow. “It is important to step up the monitoring of events and the use of anti-Russian provocation during the 2018 Football World Cup and the attempts to interfere ...

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Naked foreigner dances cancan at Russian airport (VIDEO)

A man was filmed entertaining fellow passengers by energetically dancing the cancan while at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport – while in his birthday suit. The footage was uploaded to the Telegram channel Mash on Monday and has been viewed more than 100,000 times. According to the outlet, the misbehaving passenger was from Mexico. READ MORE: Party like a Russian… minister? Saratov ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to visit North Korea on May 31

Published time: 30 May, 2018 06:23 Edited time: 30 May, 2018 06:51 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit North Korea on May 31 to discuss the situation on the peninsula. It follows Pyongyang’s landmark demolition of its nuclear test site last week. The Russian top official will meet his North Korean counterpart to discuss bilateral relations and pressing international ...

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Russian journalist found dead in Kiev – police

A Russian citizen, a “host on one of TV channels”, has been killed in the Ukranian capital, according to local police. Several media outlets identified the man as journalist Arkadiy Babchenko. The man, who sustained a gunshot wound, was found in his own apartment by his wife, who called the emergency services, the police said. The victim was reportedly rushed ...

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US forces Cypriot banks to crack down on accounts of Russian clients – report

Russians keeping their cash in Cypriot banks have been caught up in a massive audit of accounts by lenders and watchdogs in the island state. The step was reportedly triggered by pressure from Washington. Banks in Cyprus now require Russian customers to confirm earnings and tax payments, to produce bank statements for the past year, as well as estate documents, ...

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Ukraine vows 'merciless war' to secure Russian gas transit to Europe

Kiev should clinch a deal on guaranteed transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian territory with the launch of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, says Ukraine’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba. Kuleba said the Ukrainian authorities need a three-party contract with Moscow and Berlin to provide Kiev with guarantees that the Ukrainian budget wouldn’t lose ...

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