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Lawmaker Says Syriza’s Potential Victory Disturbing Sign for EU, Opportunity for Russia
Deputy chief of an economic policy, innovation and entrepreneurship committee with Russia's State Duma claims that the victory of the Greek left-wing opposition party Syriza in parliamentary elections would become a "disturbing sign" for Europe, while it would open new opportunities for developing Greece-Russia ties.
Putin Briefs Ministers on Implementing Unified Cultural Policy
The Russian president has briefed his ministers on the development of policies aimed at implementing the government's new strategy on cultural policy.
Russian Scientists Study Cosmic Dust at Unique Open-Air Lab in Antarctic
Russian researchers have deployed the first open air scientific laboratory in the Antarctic.
New Presidential Limo Prototypes Being Built, Production to Begin in 2017
The Central Scientific Research and Engine Institute has been working with several Russian companies on a prototype for a new presidential limousine; the Russian automotive company Sollers JSC is slated to begin production in late 2017.
Russian Envoy Says EU and NATO Should Continue to Cooperate With Russia
Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's EU envoy, believes that there is no alternative to the EU and NATO cooperating with Moscow.
Google Ban in Crimea Prompts Companies to Switch to Russian Services
Crimean internet users are turning to Russian internet service companies following Google's announcement that it would make its Apps inaccessible on the peninsula in accordance with the latest round of US sanctions.
Russian Army to Introduce Advanced, Long-Range UAV
A heavy unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, will soon be made in Russia.
Moscow Metro Testing Subway Trains Which Will Run on Autopilot
Moscow's underground transport system is slated to see the introduction of trains which drive themselves.
Russia Blacklists 5 Ukrainian Ultra-Nationalist Organizations Following Supreme Court Ruling
Five Ukrainian ultra-nationalist organizations were added to the list of non-commercial organizations whose activity in Russia is prohibited, the Russian Ministry of Justice said Friday.
Governor Pledges Light Metro in Moscow Region
The construction of a so-called light metro in the Moscow Region is already due to start next year.
PayPal Stops Servicing Crimean Clients
PayPal has notified customers in Crimea that it will stop providing services to residents of the peninsula.
Medvedev Says Producers, Retailers Should Get Used to Lower Profits
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that retailers and producers should “curb their economic appetite” and drop their level of profit on products.
Capital Flight From Russia in 2015 May Be $90-$100 Billion
Russian former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin stated that capital flight from Russia in 2015 may reach $90-$100 billion.
Russia to Continue Intergovernmental Cooperation With South Ossetia
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin stated that Russia and the former Georgian republic of South Ossetia will continue to cooperate on an exclusively intergovernmental basis.
Structural Crisis Plagued Russian Economy Long Before Events in Ukraine
During the World Economic Forum in Davos Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov shared the government's stance on Ukraine, sanctions and current state of the Russian economy.
Russian HIV Vaccine Passes 2nd Clinical Trial Phase, Health Ministry Says
Spokesperson for the Russian Health Ministry said that Russian HIV vaccine has passed the second phase of clinical trial.
Deputy PM Rogozin Says Russia Must Continue International Space Cooperation
Russia must continue cooperation with foreign partners in the area of space exploration despite the difficult geopolitical situation, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.
Medvedev Says Anti-Crisis Legislation is Russian Government's Top Priority
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that implementation of Russia’s anti-crisis measures may require the preparation of about 60 bills and a series of presidential decrees.
Lavrov Calls Muhammad Cartoons Unacceptable, Tasteless
Russia’s Foreign Minister said that freedom of expression carries with it certain duties and responsibilities to not incite people to religious hatred.
Russian Foreign Minister Sums Up 2014
Russia Requires $21 Bln for Anti-Crisis Measures
The funds will be partially allocated from the Russian National Wealth Fund and the measures will not involve a direct spending from the federal budget.
Greek PM Samaras Hopes That New Government Will Keep Country in Eurozone
UN Security Council Deplores IS Execution of Japanese Hostage Haruna Yukawa
Lawmaker Says Syriza’s Potential Victory Disturbing Sign for EU
UN Announces Libya Talks to Resume in Geneva in Coming Week
Leader of Greece's Syriza Lives in Working-Class Block of Flats
Iran Joins Growing List of Countries to Ditch Dollar in Foreign Trade
Syriza on Course to Govern Greece, Six Percent Lead in Exit Polls
US General Outlines Plans to Train Ukrainian National Guard
Russia Develops Two New Drones, Ready for Testing
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Dies, Prompting Surge in Oil Prices
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What US Residents Think About Racial, Ethnic Tensions in American Society
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The World Economic Forum in Davos
Obama’s State of the Union speech
‘Normandy format’ meeting on the Ukrainian crisis in Berlin
The capture of rare ‘living fossil’ shark in Australia