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‘Russia’s all we talk about but voters don’t care’: CNN reporter admits network’s obsession on air

CNN political reporter Maeve Reston half-joked about her network’s obsession with all things Russia, but at the same time admitted that the voting public simply doesn’t care about the “Russiagate” conspiracy. Reston was discussing voter sentiment with CNN’s White House Correspondent Sara Murray on Sunday’s ‘Inside Politics’ show when she made the surprising on-air remark. “I’m so interested to see ...

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Lavrov reviews Russia’s 2017 foreign policy in annual press Q&A (WATCH LIVE)

A journalist asks about Russian ties with Latin America, especially as US ties with its southern neighbors are “not that great.” Lavrov says Russia is looking forward to welcoming Latin American countries for the football World Cup this summer. He also notes the visa-free regime with many Latin American states.  “We have well-developed bilateral relations with almost all countries in ...

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Lavrov reviews Russia’s 2017 foreign policy in annual press Q&A (WATCH LIVE)

A question on Russia-Poland ties: “Warsaw has a lot of grievances with Moscow – Moscow says it’s a partner, but Poland keeps saying Russia is an enemy – how can we build ties?”  “Russia is ready for a pragmatic approach with Poland,” Lavrov says.  “We’ve always had good cultural ties with Poland… I think that speaks volumes about the close ...

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US aims to disrupt Russia’s internal affairs with sanctions before elections – Deputy FM

A new round of sanctions likely to be imposed on Moscow by Washington will be an obvious attempt to disrupt Russian internal affairs ahead of the presidential elections, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister has said. “We see this as yet another attempt to influence our internal affairs, especially ahead of the presidential election,” Deputy FM Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Saturday. ...

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Farm magnate Grudinin closes all foreign bank accounts ahead of Russia’s presidential election

Farm businessman Pavel Grudinin, running as the Communist Party’s candidate for the March 18 presidential election, has closed all his foreign accounts, Russia’s Central Election Commission has said. Boris Ebzeev, from the Central Election Commission, said on Friday that five accounts belonging to Grudinin and based in a Vienna bank had been shut down. Read more Additionally, a notice signed ...

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Russia’s largest bank opens blockchain lab

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 11:03 Sberbank, the biggest lender in Russia, has announced the launch of a lab that will work on blockchain projects. The technology which drives bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is known for that reason, but has many other uses. “Sberbank has opened a blockchain laboratory which will test cutting-edge blockchain technologies, generate ideas to develop blockchain-based ...

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Duma accuses foreign agents of meddling in Russia’s affairs ahead of election

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:03 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 16:07 Media outlets financed from abroad, continue their attempts to promote their own agenda in Russia ahead of the presidential election there in March, Peter Tolstoy, the State Duma deputy speaker, said. “You are all aware of the ongoing attempts, especially in the run-up to March 2018, to impose ...

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3, 2, 1, BURN! New Year tree goes up in flames in Russia’s Far East (VIDEOS)

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 16:48 Take a look at how hardcore New Year’s celebrations can get in Russia: A New Year’s tree devoured by flames in a Far Eastern city took it to the next level, setting social media on fire. The 25-meter high plastic tree in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk took its time to get started, but began burning right after ...

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Russia’s Supreme Court turns down Navalny’s appeal against presidential bid rejection

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 16:04 The appeal of Aleksey Navalny – an opposition activist aiming to run for president – against the decision of the Central Election Commission not to register him as a candidate, has been rejected by the Supreme Court of Russia. The court decision was made public by Navalny’s lawyer, Ivan Zhdanov, on Saturday. Saying that ...

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Icy mammoths reappear in Russia’s coldest city ahead of New Year (PHOTOS)

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 03:07 Although wooly mammoths have long vanished from Earth, residents of Russia’s Yakutia Republic capital got a rare opportunity to gape at two icy statues of the mighty beasts ahead of the holiday season. The sculpted figures could be easily confused with the real ancient creatures that once roamed Earth’s surface, given the thick winter ...

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