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Polina Ivanova

Above the Russian Arctic Circle, prisoners of Putin's pension reform

26 Sep 2018

VORKUTA, Russia Russian railway worker Andrey Bugera had a singular goal: get to pension age so he can leave the polluted, frigid coal mining town above the Arctic Circle where he works and move south to live out even a brief bit of retirement in comfort. | Video

Despite Putin's concessions, Russians protest pension reform law

02 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to raise the pension age, despite recent promises by President Vladimir Putin to soften the unpopular measure.

UPDATE 1-Russian miners explore payment schemes eschewing dollar

15 Aug 2018

MOSCOW, Aug 15 Two of Russia's biggest mining companies said on Wednesday they were investigating rouble-based payments schemes, amid calls from Moscow to reduce the role of the U.S. dollar in Russian trade and so limit the impact of U.S. sanctions.

Electric car bets boosting nickel demand, Nornickel says

13 Aug 2018

MOSCOW Expectations of a boom in demand for electric vehicles are leading investors and battery makers to stockpile nickel and helping to fuel a spike in global prices of the metal, Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel said on Monday.

Russia holds funerals of three journalists killed in Central Africa

07 Aug 2018

MOSCOW Three Russian TV journalists killed in Central African Republic last month while investigating the activities of a clandestine firm of Russian private military contractors were laid to rest in Moscow on Tuesday.

Kaz Minerals buys Russian copper from group including Abramovich, shares slide

02 Aug 2018

LONDON/MOSCOW Kaz Minerals shares plunged after it said it was expanding into Russia with a deal to buy a copper project in Baimskaya for $900 million (£689.4 million) from a group of investors including Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich.

Exclusive - Russian steelmaker MMK changes tack after tariffs, Iran sanctions

30 Jul 2018

MOSCOW MMK , one of Russia's largest steel producers, has postponed the launch of a lucrative project in Turkey due to uncertainty created by global trade wars, Andrey Eremin, the company's director for economics, told Reuters in an interview.

Anti-Kremlin protesters invade pitch during World Cup final

16 Jul 2018

MOSCOW The World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday was briefly interrupted when four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot ran onto the pitch before being hauled off by stewards.

Anti-Kremlin protesters invade pitch during World Cup final

15 Jul 2018

MOSCOW The World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday was briefly interrupted when four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot ran onto the pitch before being hauled off by stewards.

Croatian fans aim for Moscow's World Cup final at any cost

12 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Croatian soccer fans are pulling out all the stops to be in Moscow on Sunday, when their national team will take part in a World Cup final for the first time in its history.

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