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Is Russia Heading for a New 1998 Crisis?

Not since the financial crisis of August 1998 has Russia faced the very real possibility of a currency crisis that could seriously threaten the fundamental stability of the country's economic and political system.Though the ruble's loss of 20 percent ... [Published Moscow Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Activist from Soldiers' Mothers Committee Hospitalized After Police Detention

A 73-year-old activist from the Soldiers' Mothers Committee who accused the government of sending Russian troops to fight in Ukraine has been hospitalized with heart trouble after spending two days in jail on fraud charges, her lawyer said.Lyudmila Bogatenkova, ... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Poland Plays Hardball With Russia on Gas

Polish state-controlled gas group PGNiG said on Sept. 10 that it was receiving 25 percent less gas from Gazprom than it requested.When Poland last month accused Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom of denying it the supplies it wanted, something did not ... [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Human Rights Heavyweights Slam Russian Government's Move to Close Memorial NGO

Veteran human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva has added her voice to those decrying the Russian government's move to close down the Memorial human rights group, saying its closure would send shockwaves through the international community."As soon as ... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Siberian Police Fine Drivers Over Dangerous 'Highway Waltz' Stunt (Video)

Police in Siberia have fined three car drivers after a video of a procession of vehicles 'waltzing' along a highway went viral on YouTube.A clip of the procession, which was published online Sunday and has been viewed almost 50,000 times since then, shows ... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Russian Businessman Fined for Delivering Pizza by Drone

Drone delivers pizza in Syktyvkar, northern Russia.The director of a Russian drone delivery company has been fined 50,000 rubles ($1,200) for the unlicensed transportation of pizza by air in June.The CEO of Copter Express, Oleg Ponfilenok, posted an image ... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Russia to Release Stamp for AK-47's Mikhail Kalashnikov

An envelope with the 15-ruble Kalashnikov stamp.Russia's federal stamp distributor will issue a commemorative stamp featuring the late Mikhail Kalashnikov, the legendary designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.A total ... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Russia to Stop Meat Imports From Moldova

Russia will stop imports of Moldovan meat.Russia will halt meat imports from Moldova starting Oct. 27, news agency TASS reported Wednesday."In certain instances, meat from Moldova has come from unidentified sources and is unsafe by veterinary-sanitary ... [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Russian Military Plans Cleanup of Soviet-Era Trash in Arctic

Wikicommons Shoigu said cargo ships delivering supplies to military bases on Arctic islands would carry trash on their return trips.The Russian military will clean up the Arctic from an accumulation of debris such as discarded Soviet-era aircraft and old ... [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Russian Stocks Reverse Gains Over Delayed Gas Deal

Russian rouble banknotes are seen in this illustration picture taken in Moscow, Sept. 30, 2014.Russian stocks fell on Wednesday and the ruble resumed its decline, a day after Russia and Ukraine failed to finalize a deal on gas supplies, and ahead of a ... [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Why Putin Is So Angry

The Internet is rife with mean-spirited jokes: At a news conference during recent talks in Milan, President Vladimir Putin made an off-color comment regarding a grandfather's genitals that caused a greater stir than the time back on Oct. 12, 1960, when ... [Published Moscow Times - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

Russia's Liberal Ekho Moskvy Braces for Inspection After Running Interview With Putin-Critic Navalny

Lesya Ryabtseva, assistant to Ekho's editor-in-chief Alexei Venediktov, wrote that she would not be surprised if the station were raided or emergency maintenance works declared because of the interview with Kremlin critic Navalny.The Emergency Situations ... [Published Moscow Times - Oct 22 2014]

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"I don't think I'm exaggerating at all [to say this move would be a shock] because Memorial is internationally recognized. It is an organization that has earned world renown. It would be an international shock if they tried to shut down such an organization" Alexeyeva said
"He is the only person in the country who became a Knight of the Order of St Andrew, and who was also twice named a Hero of Socialist Labor and a Hero of the Russian Federation" he added
Sergei Krivenko, a member of the presidential Human Rights Council, told Dozhd television that he viewed Bogatenkova's detention "as revenge for her recent human rights activities, for publishing information about soldiers' deaths."
"Investors are cautious even though oil prices have been rising quite substantially" said Timur Nigmatullin, an analyst at Investcafe

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Russia to Release Stamp for AK-47's Mikhail Kal... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
Russian Businessman Fined for Delivering Pizza ... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
Siberian Police Fine Drivers Over Dangerous 'Hi... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
Activist from Soldiers' Mothers Committee Hospi... [Published Moscow Times - 15 hours ago]
Russian Stocks Reverse Gains Over Delayed Gas Deal [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
Russian Military Plans Cleanup of Soviet-Era Tr... [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
Poland Plays Hardball With Russia on Gas [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
Russia to Stop Meat Imports From Moldova [Published Moscow Times - 18 hours ago]
Why Putin Is So Angry [Published Moscow Times - Oct 22 2014]
Russia's Liberal Ekho Moskvy Braces for Inspect... [Published Moscow Times - Oct 22 2014]
Ukraine Vote Candidate Survives Gun, Grenade At... [Published Moscow Times - Oct 22 2014]
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