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  • News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend
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    Finance


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    Celebrities


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    Culture


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  • The 3 Cs of the Russia probe: collusion, conspiracy, coordination
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    Religion


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  • Report: Ex-Putin adviser who died in US had broken neck
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  • Tokyo says Japan and Russia will not disclose details of peace ...
  • India Signs $3 Billion Nuclear Submarine Deal With Russia
  • Calvey's arrest is court competence, Russian Prime Minister says
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  • Investing in Russia's Future
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  • Global economy growth to slow to 3.5% in 2019: Euromonitor ...
  • Five Years Later, Putin Is Paying for Crimea
  • Central Bank: economic growth to re-accelerate in second half of 2019
  • Putin Turns Swathes of Russia Into Flyover Country
  • Oil eases on economic worries, but OPEC-led cuts support
  • Russia's investment image suffers yet another blow
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  • Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game
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  • Russia's investment image suffers yet another blow
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  • Muslims to make up 30% of Russia's population by 2034
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  • Japan and Singapore exports to China rebound
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    Minister of Agriculture


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    Minister of Culture


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  • Russia, Luxembourg roll out university exchange program

    Minister of Defense


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    Minister of Education


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    Minister of Energy


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  • Russia Takes Wait and See Approach to OPEC+ Cuts Extension
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    Minister of Finance


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  • Latvian FM: 'Baltics no longer a bridge between Russia and the West'
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    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Envoy: Russia to support Sudan to overcome current difficulties
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  • Russia to Provide 'Practical' Response to New US, Canada ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Russia's FSB busts clandestine gun traffickers in nationwide raid
  • Russia Pledges to Help Venezuela Avoid Military Intervention
  • US envoy to discuss Venezuela with Russian officials

    Minister of Justice


  • North Korea Holds Talks With Russian Foreign Ministry: KCNA
  • Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since annexation
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    Minister of Health


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  • Exclusive: Washington Autopsy Files Reveal Lesin Sustained ...
  • Russian Official Seeks Extradition of Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Russia urges international community to aid Syria's infrastructure ...
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  • MOSCOW BLOG: will Russia's infrastructure spending cause a boom?

    Minister of Sports


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    Director of State Security Service


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  • SBU unmasks Crimea native compromised by Russian special forces
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    Chairman National Bank


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  • Baltic states no longer a bridge between east and west, says Latvia

    Permanent Representative to the UN


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    Presidents Chief of Staff


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    Chairman of Supreme Court


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    Opposition


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  • Taking to the Street Left Russia's Opposition Out in the Cold
  • Russian and US Diplomats to Hold Venezuela Talks in Italy This Week

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Russia's Natural Resources Make Up 60% of GDP
  • Russia's Black Market Totaled 20% of GDP in 2018 – Reports
  • MOSCOW BLOG: will Russia's infrastructure spending cause a boom?
  • Remittances from Russia to Tajikistan grew by $17 million in 2018
  • 5 Years Since Russia's Intervention in Ukraine: Has Putin's Gamble ...
  • What would happen if America left Europe to fend for itself?
  • Nayev: Victory to depend on Ukrainians' unity, allies' consistency if ...
  • Russia's Novak: Talks need to be held in May to decide OPEC+ ...
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    Investment

  • Russia's investment image suffers yet another blow
  • Five Years Later, Putin Is Paying for Crimea
  • Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game
  • Carry on: central bank signals leave 'carry' traders chasing more
  • Leaders of Russia: A Hidden Russian Program that should not be ...
  • Tendermint closes a $9M investment round
  • 5 Years Since Russia's Intervention in Ukraine: Has Putin's Gamble ...
  • Russia's investment image suffers yet another blow
  • Five Years Later, Putin Is Paying for Crimea
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    Demographics

  • Putin Exaggerates His Role in Improving Russia's Population Growth
  • Russian statistics agency points to population decline
  • Kremlin Seeks Russian-Speaking Migrants to Offset Population ...
  • 'Muslims to make up 30% of Russia's population by 2034'
  • One-third of Russia's population will be Muslim by 2034, predicts ...
  • Nearly a third of Russia's population will be Muslim within 15 years ...
  • Muslims to make up 30% of Russia's population by 2034
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    Export/Import

  • Shale growth to see US oil exports overtake Russia's, says IEA
  • Japan and Singapore exports to China rebound
  • Champagne sales creep to new record in 2018
  • Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game
  • Oil eases on economic worries, but OPEC-led cuts support
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    Public Spending

  • How Russia Sank Billions of Dollars Into Venezuela Quicksand
  • Putin Is Saving Billions for His Next Showdown With the West
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  • Real-Estate Industry Blasts 'Pied-à-Terre' Tax on High-Value ...
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  • Russia: State of the Nation - more about the state
  • COMMENT: Russian budget policy may ease in 2019, budget break ...
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    Public Debt

  • Fact: South Korea's Army Is Armed with Russian T-80 Main Battle ...
  • Proposed US sanctions target Russia's sovereign debt, banks ...
  • Russians cannot get out of debt?
  • Russia Debt Sanctions Could Send the Ruble Plunging 15%
  • New sanctions leave Russia debt holders less sure of Trump's help
  • Moody's Upgrades Russia's Debt Rating to Baa3, Changes Outlook ...
  • Russia's debt under Oschadbank claim for compensation of losses ...
  • Moscow Can Cope With Possible US Sanctions Against Russia's Debt
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