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UPDATE 4-Russia targets tobacco, mining, oil taxes in hunt to plug budget holes

16 Sep 2020

* Measures to bring $4.5 bln in fresh funds to budget per year

Beyond COVID, Russia's state grain trader UGC eyes Algeria and Iraq

03 Sep 2020

* Hopes for progress in talks with Algeria, Iraq after COVID-19

Battling protests, Lukashenko says Putin agreed to help security of Belarus

15 Aug 2020

MINSK/MOSCOW Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he had secured a pledge from Russia to provide comprehensive assistance if needed to ensure the security of his country in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. | Video

Exclusive: Russia's Nornickel no longer needs shareholder agreement, says co-owner

10 Aug 2020

MOSCOW An eight-year-old shareholder agreement signed by Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel's major owners has become a relic of the past which the $44 billion miner does not need, Vladimir Potanin, its largest shareholder, told Reuters.

Russia's Nornickel co-owner: shareholder agreement is a relic of the past

10 Aug 2020

MOSCOW, Aug 10 A shareholder agreement signed by Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel's major owners eight years ago has become a relic of the past which the $44 billion miner does not need, Vladimir Potanin, its largest shareholder, told Reuters.

Russian scientists plan major Arctic expedition after fuel spill

16 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russian scientists are organising their first major expedition to the Arctic in decades to study climate change, mining company Norilsk Nickel said on Thursday, weeks after a giant fuel leak at one of its power plants in Siberia.

Russia blames avalanche for 1959 Urals mountain tragedy, RIA agency reports

11 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russia has blamed the death of nine students in the Urals mountains in 1959 on an avalanche and poor visibility, an inquiry has found into the incident which has provoked dozens of conspiracy theories, news agency RIA reported on Saturday.

Putin raises tax for wealthy Russians ahead of vote on his rule

23 Jun 2020

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin raised income tax for wealthy Russians and offered new state handouts to families with children on Tuesday, days before the country votes on reforms that could keep him in power until 2036.

Black Sea wheat exports seen steady in 2020/21: Reuters poll

11 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Wheat exports from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan will hold steady in 2020/21, a Reuters poll showed, due to a larger crop in Russia and Kazakhstan, making competition easier with the European Union, where output is forecast lower.

Putin chides Nornickel, orders law change after Arctic fuel spill

05 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin chided the billionaire boss of Norilsk Nickel on Friday over a huge Arctic fuel spill and ordered changes to the law to try to prevent such a disaster from happening again.

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