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19:02 10 November 2014 / updated: 19:11
New Brand Sputnik to Show Alternative Viewpoint: Director General
Putin Bans Media From Publishing Bomb-Making Instructions
The illegal purchase, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of explosives has also been added to the Criminal Code, punishable by 5 to 12 years imprisonment with either a fine of 200 thousand to 500 thousand rubles or 1 to 3 years' income.
This factbox informs readers about terms "offshore" and deoffshorization" amid recent changes in Russian law that aim to limit offshore tax sheltering.
Ukrainian Crisis Excuse to Isolate Russia: Russian Parliamentarian
Sergei Naryshkin, speaker of the Russian State Duma, believes the Ukrainian crisis is an excuse to isolate Russia.
Tax Haven Loss to Russia Tops $800Bln Over 20 Years
It was revealed that more than 40 percent of Russia's foreign trade went through these murky tax havens, causing up to $1 trillion in lost tax revenues over the past two decades. Annual losses are estimated at tens of billions of dollars.
Russia to Give France Time to Fulfill Mistral Deal: Defense Official
Russia is not planning to file any claims at the moment over the Mistral warship delivery by France, Russian deputy defense minister said.
Russia-France Mistral Deal
Putin Signs Law to Crack Down on Offshore Tax Shelters
Vladimir Putin signs a law that limits offshore tax sheltering. The law will force Russian owners of foreign-based companies to inform the Federal Tax Service of their profits.
Putin to Hold Large Press Conference December 18: Kremlin
Vladimir Putin will hold a traditional press conference at the end of the year.
Gazprom to Replace 90% of Foreign-Made Equipment in Few Years: Executive
Major Russian energy company Gazprom will replace as much as 90 percent of its foreign-made equipment with their Russian equivalents in 2-3 years from now.
No Need for Shale Gas Production in Russia Yet: Official
Russia has plenty of natural gas reserves; however, the country is in no rush to start extracting shale gas just yet.
New Russian Aid Convoy for East Ukraine Expected to Depart Late November
The convoy is expected to be divided into two, with about 55 trucks to deliver humanitarian cargo to Ukraine's Donetsk region, while the rest of the trucks to head for the Luhansk region.
Russian Union of Journalists Preparing Study on Reporters Rights in Ukraine
The Russian Union of Journalists, the OSCE and the International Federation of Journalists are preparing a report on violations of the rights of Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.
Situation in Ukraine After Ceasefire Agreement
Russia Begins Testing Ebola Vaccine on Primates: Russian Health Minister
Some of Russia's experimental Ebola vaccines are being tested on primates, Russian health minister said.
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
Russian Duma Approves Crimea Free Economic Zone
Russia's lower house of parliament has passed a series of measures with the aim of creating a free economic zone in the Republic of Crimea, Russian media have reported.
First Heavily Modernized Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A Delivered to Customer
The Il-76MD-90A, a heavily modernized variant of the Il-76 multi-purpose cargo plane, has been delivered to its customer, Rossiyskaya Gazeta has reported. The plane is the first of many expected to be delivered to customers over the next several years.
Russian Duma Approves 2015 Budget, No Social Spending Cuts Projected
The Russian State Duma has approved the country's budget for 2015 up to 2017 on Friday.
Russian Railways CEO Confirms Ukraine Bypass Plan
Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin confirmed plans to build a railway section bypassing Ukraine.
Moscow to Replace Western Companies if They Quit Energy Projects in Russia
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak stated that if Western oil companies decide to quit their projects in Russia due to sanctions, Moscow will attract partners from other countries.
North Korean Nuclear Program Poses no Direct Threat to Russia: Ministry
Russian Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador at large Grigory Logvinov stated that Moscow does not think that North Korean nuclear program poses direct threat to Russia.
Russia Nuclear Decommisioning Program Extended to 2030: Official
Representative of Rostechnadzor, the agency with Russia's nuclear safety among its responsibilities, stated that several dozens of nuclear legacy objects have been already decommissioned and more than 100 objects should be prepared for decommissioning.
No Conclusions Until MH17 Photo Verified: Russian Aviation Authority
An amateur image allegedly showing the last moments of MH17 flight needs to be checked for authenticity before making any conclusions, a Russian civil aviation official said Friday.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing Crashes in Ukraine
Russia Sends Humanitarian Aid to Palestine: Emergencies Ministry
Hong Kong Police Arrest 86 Clearing Protest Site: Information Department
Russian Economic Development Minister Doubts OPEC Will Cut Oil Production
Hundreds of Ferguson Protesters March in DC, Call for Social Justice
Police Says Ferguson Protests ‘Unlawful Assembly’, Pledges Arrests
DPR to Lay Claims Over Whole Donetsk Region's Territory: Deputy PM
Hackers Leak US Document Scans With Plans to Supply Weapons to Kiev
German Foreign Minister Says Ukraine’s NATO, EU Membership Impossible
US, Canada, Ukraine Isolated Over UN Anti-Nazism Resolution: Lawmaker
Putin: Russia's Arctic Command to Become Operational in December
Highlights of US Protests Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in Pictures
Protesters Riot in Ferguson Setting Buildings, Cars Alight
Results of UN Vote on Anti-Nazi Resolution