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Moody's foresees U.S. sanctions on new Russian debt, but says Moscow can withstand more

26 Oct 2018

MOSCOW The United States is likely to impose sanctions on holdings of new Russian sovereign debt but Moscow's own budget rules make Kremlin finances more resilient to even harsher restrictions, Moody's Senior Vice President Kristin Lindow said.

Kremlin says U.S. plan to quit flawed nuclear pact is dangerous

23 Oct 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 23 The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a landmark nuclear arms treaty Washington says it wants to quit had its weak points, but that the U.S. approach of talking about leaving it without proposing a replacement was dangerous.

Russia and Uzbekistan launch work on nuclear power plant

19 Oct 2018

TASHKENT Russia and Uzbekistan began preliminary work on Friday on the first Uzbek nuclear power plant, a project Moscow estimates will cost $11 billion.

Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting - Russian officials

18 Oct 2018

MOSCOW At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said. | Video

Russian central bank rate seen on hold until end of third-quarter 2019 due to sanction risks: Reuters poll

28 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Russia's central bank will keep its main interest rate at 7.50 percent until the end of the third quarter of 2019, with international risks such as any more sanctions seen as the biggest threat to the economic outlook, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Russia businesses can help foot cost of high-speed rail development: Deputy PM

26 Sep 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia Russian businesses could share with the government the financial burden of building high-speed railways and toll roads - projects high on President Vladimir Putin's economic agenda, a senior Russian government official said.

Anti-Kremlin activist taken under protection by German police

25 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Pyotr Verzilov, an anti-Kremlin activist being treated in a Berlin hospital for suspected poisoning, has been given a police guard for his own protection, a close friend who visited him in hospital said on Tuesday.

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defence after accusations against Israel

24 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Russia said on Monday it would supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow accused Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military jet in Syria.

Election in Russia's Far East to be re-run after fraud scandal

20 Sep 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia A regional election in Russia's Far East will be re-run, the local election commission said on Thursday, dealing a rare blow to the Kremlin after allegations the vote had been rigged in its candidate's favour. | Video

Russian official calls for rare vote re-run over fraud in Far East

19 Sep 2018

VLADIVOSTOK Russia's top election official recommended on Wednesday that a regional election be re-run following allegations that it had been rigged to secure victory for the Kremlin's candidate.

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