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Russia may start Reserve Fund replenishing with oil above $70 - minister

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MOSCOW - Russian Finance Ministry wants to restart replenishing the emergency Reserve Fund if the oil price exceeds $70 per barrel Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

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Russia may start Reserve Fund replenishing with oil above $70 - minister

MOSCOW - Russian Finance Ministry wants to restart replenishing the emergency Reserve Fund if the oil price exceeds $70 per barrel Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

UPDATE 1-Russia may start Reserve Fund replenishing with oil above $70 - minister

MOSCOW, July 2 - Russian Finance Ministry wants to restart replenishing the emergency Reserve Fund if the oil price exceeds $70 per barrel Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

Two Russians among winners crowned at prestigious Tchaikovsky competition

MOSCOW - A Russian pianist, a Romanian cellist and singers from Mongolia and Russia scooped the top honors at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, though no first place prize was awarded in the violin category. | Video

Anti-graft watchdog warns EU of corruption risk in five countries

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Political and business elites in five countries bordering the European Union and Russia exert undue influence over the judiciary and legislature, allowing corruption to go unchecked, a watchdog said on Thursday.

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Russia warns against 'colour revolution' in Armenia

MOSCOW/YEREVAN - In a veiled warning to the West, Russia cautioned on Thursday against any attempt to spark a new "colour revolution" in Armenia by exploiting protests against electricity prices for political ends.

Russia grants $200 million loan to Armenia to help modernise army

YEREVAN - Moscow has granted ally Armenia, which hosts a Russian military base, a $200 million (£128 million)loan to buy Russian weapons and modernise its armed forces.

Two Russians among winners crowned at prestigious Tchaikovsky competition

MOSCOW, July 2 - A Russian pianist, a Romanian cellist and singers from Mongolia and Russia scooped the top honours at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, though no first place prize was awarded in the violin category.

Russia, Ukraine trade barbs over politics, gas as hostility deepens

* Kiev's olive branch to regions comes under attack from Moscow

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Russia calls new U.S. military strategy confrontational

MOSCOW - Russia denounced a new U.S. military strategy that accuses Moscow of failing to respect its neighbors' sovereignty as "confrontational" on Thursday, saying it would set back efforts to improve relations.

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'Yes' camp takes slim lead in Greek bailout referendum poll

ATHENS - Supporters of Greece's bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the "No" vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country's future in the euro zone, a poll showed. | Video