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  • How Putin's Russia turned humour into a weapon
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  • Russia's Ally Fears Kremlin Takeover as Oil Cash Shortfall Looms
  • Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet UN envoy next week on Syria: UN

    Finance


  • Russian central bank lifts rates on inflation, sanctions concerns
  • Campaign against Trump shifts from Russia, to finance
  • Russian agent's guilty plea intensifies spotlight on relationship with ...
  • Will Russia keep its $6bn promise to Venezuela?
  • Congress must face reality in exposing Russian aggression

    Celebrities


  • Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown
  • What You Need To Know About Another Wild Week In The Russia ...
  • Russian rappers, artists still rebel despite govt crackdown
  • As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans
  • Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

    Culture


  • Russian Rappers Give Up on Putin
  • Learning in Russia's temples of theatre and ballet
  • Patriarch of all Russia draws global attention to pressure on ...
  • Rapper Is Jailed for 12 Days in Russia as a Culture War Spreads
  • Russia's Culture Minister Outraged by Success of JK Rowling's ...

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  • Nigeria, Russia sign treaty on legal assistance in criminal matters
  • Exclusive: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and ...
  • Accused Russian agent Butina pleads guilty in US to conspiracy

    Religion


  • Ukraine moves to create its own Orthodox church out of Russia's orbit
  • Trump Administration Condemns Russia, China for Religious ...
  • Ukraine-Russia tensions spark historic religious rift
  • Beirut prof wants US, Russia to cooperate on religion
  • America scolds Pakistan, eases up on Uzbekistan

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  • Former Trump Attorney: President Untruthful About Russia
  • The Week In Russia: The Rights Activist, The Writer, And The ...
  • Exclusive: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and ...
  • Was Vladimir Putin a German Agent? Russia President Had German ...
  • Russian bobsleigh president, 4 others suspended by sport federation
  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister: Draft Crypto Legislation Won't Be ...
  • Russia's Ally Fears Kremlin Takeover as Oil Cash Shortfall Looms
  • Russian Deputy PM: Crypto Downturn Justifies Caution in Enforcing ...
  • Japanese prime minister to visit Russia at the beginning of 2019 ...
  • Record-breaking number of journalists accredited to Putin's annual ...
  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov recently indicated to ...
  • Belarus says Russia refused request for compensation for oil tax ...
  • Bank of Russia raises key rate
  • Russian economy minister says GDP growth to slow in Nov-Dec: Ifax
  • PM says domestic investment can drive Russia's economic growth
  • US lashes out at 'predatory' and 'corrupt' China, Russia in Africa
  • World Bank releases Russia Economic Report
  • Opec Output Cuts Prompt Sharp Revisions To Economic Growth ...
  • PM says domestic investment can drive Russia's economic growth
  • US unveils new Africa policy to counter 'predatory' Russia and China
  • US plans to counter spread of Chinese and Russian influence in ...
  • VOX: Smaller Russian equity market pie, but bigger pieces
  • Business leaders hail Russia's booming energy ties with China
  • Investing in Offshore Labuan, India's Growing Logistics Industry ...
  • Russia is weak and has a rapidly aging and shrinking population
  • Friends of Europe founder: Allied militaries must adapt to face the ...
  • May the bubble keep inflating? Talks about Russians' loan burden ...
  • Over Half of Russian Deaths Tied to Poor Diets, Consumer ...
  • Russia's Demographic Decline Accelerates, Increasingly Because of ...
  • Western Sanctions Are Shrinking Russia's Population
  • World War Still Haunts Putin as Population Decline Taxes Economy
  • Russia is weak and has a rapidly aging and shrinking population
  • Friends of Europe founder: Allied militaries must adapt to face the ...
  • Russia-Austria trade soars almost 60 percent, approaching pre ...
  • Asian Whisky Masters 2018: the results in full
  • Russia and Vietnam aim to triple trade turnover by 2020
  • Australian wheat, rice exports cut in WASDE: USDA
  • Russian-Argentine Relations
  • Russia-Ukraine Trade Up 21.8% To $12.3Bln In January-October ...
  • China, Russia conclude generous deals at import expo
  • Russia's exports to India up by 40% in January-April 2018
  • Africa's Future Dependent On Economic Cooperation With Russia ...
  • Russia 2018 budget surplus to be close to 3% of GDP - minister
  • Towards a New Social Contract in Putin's Russia
  • How oil prices impact Russia's economy
  • To avoid sanctions, Kremlin goes off the grid
  • Russian Rocket Program Sputters in New Race to Space
  • Saudi-Russian oil powerhouse faces big test as prices crash
  • Russia steps up Ukraine aggression as G-20 summit looms
  • Russia's debt under Oschadbank claim for compensation of losses ...
  • Russia Debt Sanctions Could Send the Ruble Plunging 15%
  • First manned space mission launches since Soyuz failure
  • New sanctions leave Russia debt holders less sure of Trump's help
  • New sanctions leave Russia debt holders uncertain on Trump
  • Mnuchin Stands by Report Advising Against Russia Debt Sanctions
  • Moscow Can Cope With Possible US Sanctions Against Russia's Debt
  • US to impose “crushing” set of sanctions on Russia's debt and oil

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  • Former Trump Attorney: President Untruthful About Russia
  • The Week In Russia: The Rights Activist, The Writer, And The ...
  • Exclusive: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and ...

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  • European Parliament's resolution against Nord Stream 2 adopted ...
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  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister: Draft Crypto Legislation Won't Be ...
  • Russian Deputy PM: Crypto Downturn Justifies Caution in Enforcing ...
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  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister: Draft Crypto Legislation Won't Be ...
  • Russia's deputy prime minister discusses industrial, energy ...
  • Russian Deputy PM: Crypto Downturn Justifies Caution in Enforcing ...

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  • Russia to face diamond shortage, says Environmental Ministry
  • Renaissance in relations: Russia, Europe riding on revitalized ties ...

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  • Russia has emerged as an agricultural powerhouse
  • Russian wheat harvest to reach 70m mt: minister
  • Russia does not expect Ukraine crisis to have big impact on grain ...

    Minister of Culture


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  • Russian Minister Says Authenticity Of War Legend Beyond Dispute ...
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  • Russia to take part in ASEAN navy drills in 2019 — defense ministry
  • Russian Defense Ministry signs cooperation agreements with nine ...
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  • Russia to take part in ASEAN navy drills in 2019 — defense ministry
  • Russia presents a grandiose 5-year plan for the Arctic
  • Education minister vows Russia will open up hundreds of its own ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Meet The Russian Company Trying To Solve Europe's Crypto ...
  • Russian, German ministers discussed Nord Stream 2, gas supplies ...
  • Russia's deputy prime minister discusses industrial, energy ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Belarus says Russia refused request for compensation for oil tax ...
  • Russia seeks to speed up cutting VAT on gold -deputy finance minister
  • Russia to face diamond shortage, says Environmental Ministry

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Cyprus and Russia reconfirm bilateral relations
  • Russian, Turkish foreign ministers discuss situation in Syria's Idlib ...
  • US, Canada demand release of Ukrainian sailors held by Russia

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Russian man claims a policeman beat him up because he's gay
  • Ingush man prosecuted for kidnapping woman for marriage
  • Russia just significantly escalated its conflict with Ukraine. Here's ...

    Minister of Justice


  • What Putin knew on Election Day 2016
  • Kuwait, Russia sign three initial legal, judicial agreements
  • Russia probe cost surpasses $25 million since May 2017

    Minister of Health


  • Russian Aluminium, Health Ministry Announce Ebola Vaccine
  • Britain was lured into Brexit by lies and Russia; can it be saved by ...
  • Moscow Rejects HIV Rates Reported By WHO Study

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Russia Slowly Throttles a Ukrainian Port
  • Russia presents a grandiose 5-year plan for the Arctic
  • India did not let Russian-owned refinery buy Iranian oil -Iran minister

    Minister of Sports


  • President of Belarus meets with Minister of Sports of Russia
  • Russia faces new ban from world sport as Wada deadline looms ...
  • Russian sports minister confirms WADA's access to Moscow labs

    Director of State Security Service


  • Russian hackers broke into Ukrainian military IT system: security ...
  • Ukraine's security service raids home of Russian-backed monastery ...
  • France Probes Any Moscow Role in Yellow-Vest Movement

    Chairman National Bank


  • Adam Schiff's Plans to Obliterate Trump's Red Line
  • Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy
  • Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Russia submits draft resolution in support of INF Treaty to UN ...
  • Russia hopes nationwide ceasefire will be established in Yemen
  • Russia against West's plans to hold UNSC session on Kosovo ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • President Donald Trump names Mick Mulvaney as acting White ...
  • Trump-Mueller investigation: New Manafort hearing as President ...
  • Trump-Mueller investigation: President faces difficult chief of staff ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • 'A breakdown in trust': Revelations about hush money and Russian ...
  • Russia Special Air Group in trouble. Air Force One marred by ...
  • FOX NEWS FIRST: How the Russia probe has boomeranged on ...

    Opposition


  • Kasparov: Russia Increasingly Losing Its Standing On World Stage
  • Russia forges ahead with gas pipeline despite EU and US opposition
  • Russia's strategic bombers spark panic among Venezuela's ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Russia 2018 budget surplus to be close to 3% of GDP - minister
  • Bank of Russia raises key rate
  • Ex-US Ambassador to Ukraine: We Don't Want Russia to Have ...
  • Financial Times: Russia 2018 budget surplus to be close to 3 ...
  • Russia raises 2018 budget surplus forecast to 2.5pc of GDP from 2.1pc
  • TRUMP'S CODE: Making Money on Populist Disorder IV
  • World Bank releases Russia Economic Report
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    Investment

  • PM says domestic investment can drive Russia's economic growth
  • US unveils new Africa policy to counter 'predatory' Russia and China
  • US plans to counter spread of Chinese and Russian influence in ...
  • VOX: Smaller Russian equity market pie, but bigger pieces
  • Business leaders hail Russia's booming energy ties with China
  • Investing in Offshore Labuan, India's Growing Logistics Industry ...
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    Demographics

  • Russia is weak and has a rapidly aging and shrinking population
  • Friends of Europe founder: Allied militaries must adapt to face the ...
  • May the bubble keep inflating? Talks about Russians' loan burden ...
  • Over Half of Russian Deaths Tied to Poor Diets, Consumer ...
  • Russia's Demographic Decline Accelerates, Increasingly Because of ...
  • Western Sanctions Are Shrinking Russia's Population
  • World War Still Haunts Putin as Population Decline Taxes Economy
  • Russia is weak and has a rapidly aging and shrinking population
  • Friends of Europe founder: Allied militaries must adapt to face the ...
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    Export/Import

  • Russia-Austria trade soars almost 60 percent, approaching pre ...
  • Asian Whisky Masters 2018: the results in full
  • Russia and Vietnam aim to triple trade turnover by 2020
  • Australian wheat, rice exports cut in WASDE: USDA
  • Russian-Argentine Relations
  • Russia-Ukraine Trade Up 21.8% To $12.3Bln In January-October ...
  • China, Russia conclude generous deals at import expo
  • Russia's exports to India up by 40% in January-April 2018
  • Russia's exports to India surge 40% thanks to sunflower seeds ...
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    Public Spending

  • Russia 2018 budget surplus to be close to 3% of GDP - minister
  • Towards a New Social Contract in Putin's Russia
  • How oil prices impact Russia's economy
  • To avoid sanctions, Kremlin goes off the grid
  • Russian Rocket Program Sputters in New Race to Space
  • Saudi-Russian oil powerhouse faces big test as prices crash
  • Russia steps up Ukraine aggression as G-20 summit looms
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    Public Debt

  • Russia's debt under Oschadbank claim for compensation of losses ...
  • Russia Debt Sanctions Could Send the Ruble Plunging 15%
  • First manned space mission launches since Soyuz failure
  • New sanctions leave Russia debt holders less sure of Trump's help
  • New sanctions leave Russia debt holders uncertain on Trump
  • Mnuchin Stands by Report Advising Against Russia Debt Sanctions
  • Moscow Can Cope With Possible US Sanctions Against Russia's Debt
  • US to impose “crushing” set of sanctions on Russia's debt and oil
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-12-07RUForeign Exchange Reserves NOV$459.6B$ 459.4B01
    2018-12-06RUInflation Rate MoM NOV0.40%0.50%01
    2018-12-06RUInflation Rate YoY NOV3.50%3.80%01
    2018-12-05RUMarkit Services PMI NOV56.954.601
    2018-12-03RUMarkit Manufacturing PMI NOV52.651.352.400
    2018-11-30RUM2 Money Supply YoY OCT11.50%11.80%12%00
    2018-11-28RUCorporate Profits SEPRUB 10.2TRUB8.6TRUB 9.1T00
    2018-11-27RUBusiness Confidence NOV-6-5-400
    2018-11-20RURetail Sales YoY OCT1.90%2.2% ?2.20%00
    2018-11-20RUPPI YoY OCT16.90%14.40%12.50%00