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Russian Finance Ministry: use rising reserves to support exports

05 Jun 2019

MOSCOW, June 5 The Russian Finance Ministry would like to use the National Wealth Fund to support state exports, seeking to minimise risks from Western sanctions and also cut domestic borrowing, its head of state debt has told Reuters.

Pompeo tells Russia - Don't meddle in next U.S. presidential election

14 May 2019

SOCHI/MOSCOW U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russia on Tuesday that Washington would brook no interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and wanted Moscow to take action to show there would be no repeat of its suspected 2016 meddling. | Video

Russia tells Pompeo: Enough mistrust, let's reboot our ties

14 May 2019

SOCHI, Russia Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday it was time for Moscow and Washington to put aside years of mistrust and find a way to work together constructively. | Video

Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries 'aggressor state'

25 Apr 2019

ST PETERSBURG, Russia/KIEV Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, prompting calls from Kiev for more international sanctions.

Russia taps rainy-day fund to pay oil firms back for lower fuel prices at home

19 Apr 2019

MOSCOW, April 19 Russia expects to use about 210 billion roubles ($3.3 billion) from its National Wealth Fund this year to pay back oil firms as part of a deal to keep down domestic gasoline and diesel prices, a senior finance ministry official said on Friday.

Russia wants to borrow more, prepares new OFZ auction mechanism

29 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Russia wants to borrow more in the second quarter this year, and it plans to implement a new bond-offering mechanism and take advantage of growing global demand for its debt, a senior ministry official said.

Russian businessmen call for release of detained U.S. investor

14 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Several prominent Russian businessmen on Thursday called for detained U.S. investor Michael Calvey to be released from a pre-trial detention facility on bail, saying his treatment at the hands of the authorities over fraud charges looked too harsh.

Russia's top banks plot temporary sanctions workaround: sources

14 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Leading Russian banks are working on plans to help each other retain at least short-term access to the global financial system in the event that they are hit by fresh U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Putin won't intervene over detained U.S. investor - Kremlin

26 Feb 2019

MOSCOW Russia's President Vladimir Putin will not intervene in the case of a prominent U.S. investor arrested over embezzlement accusations, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, playing down pressure to release him before trial.

Russian central bank meeting Vostochny Bank minority investors

20 Feb 2019

MOSCOW Russia's central bank is meeting Vostochny Bank minority shareholders following the detention on fraud charges last week of its majority U.S. investor, a banking source and a senior Russian official told Reuters on Wednesday.

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