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Putin pens new article, in which he reflect on BRICS and multipolar world order

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 12:13
On the eve of the BRICS summit, which is to be held in Xiamen, China, on September 4-5, President Vladimir Putin wrote an article "BRICS - Towards New Horizons of Strategic Partnership." In the article, the Russian president presented Russia's approaches to cooperation within the authoritative association
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Billions and billions for Crimea: Where will they go?

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 17:10
Russian government allocates an additional amount of 56 billion rubles to fund projects for the construction and reconstruction of highways. Ukraine had not been investing much in the economy of the Crimea after the breakup of the USSR. Kindergartens, roads the water supply system and the power supply system were wearing out
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Russia challenges USA in new arms deal with United Arab Emirates

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 22:00
Until the end of this year, Russia may ship super-maneuverable Su-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates. The talks on the delivery of the Su-35 in the interests of the UAE are going according to schedule. If they end successfully, the relevant contract is likely to be signed before the end of 2017
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Why Russia should declare war on offshore companies

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 18:25
Russian citizens keep a huge amount on offshore accounts, equivalent to about 75% of the national income. The growing economic pressure on Russia from the US and its satellites, expressed in ever more sophisticated sanctions and restrictions, can not but motivate Russia to strengthen its national potential
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Which side is more civilized in US-Russian relations?

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 16:43
The US Embassy in Russia stops issuing non-immigrant visas from August 23, 2017. The Russian Foreign Ministry promised to study the USA's decision about visa procedures. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the USA has conceived "another attempt to raise discontent among Russian citizens with actions of the Russian authorities"
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Putin's genius lies in his ability to seize leadership from the West

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 21:23
The era of Western domination in international relations gives way to a new polycentric order, and it is Russian President Putin who has shown great influence on the change of the format. International agenda of today is often formed with the direct participation of the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin personally
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Why does Russia sell US debt securities?

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 21:57
Russia has been reducing its investment activities in the US national debt lately. According to the US Treasury, Russia held $102.9 billion on the balance sheet of the US debt, which was almost six billion less than in May. Thus, Russia went down to the 14th position among the holders of US debt securities
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Navalny, Khodorkovsky and Udaltsov about the future of Russia

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 16:48
Alexei Navalny has reacted to accusations of leadermania. Alexei Navalny's "election campaign" deserves special attention here as well. Navalny often says "when I am president" and the like. At the same time, everyone understands that there will be no presidential campaign for Mr. Navalny as such
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Kremlin expert speaks about change of power

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 23:21
"The US introduces sanctions against Russia so easily because we have a minimum turnover with the States only $40 billion. We need to learn to produce something unique, something competitive to change this, and we have to understand in which sectors we are strong indeed," head of the Foundation for the Development of Civil Society Mr. Kostin said
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Russia buys tons of gold in response to Western sanctions

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:34
Russia continues buying large quantities of gold. In July, Russia purchased 9.1 tons of gold. According to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, because of new US sanctions, Russia is forced to start developing a system, within which the dollar will not be needed. Sanctions get tighter and tighter, and Russia may find self in the position of Iran
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During three years of food embargo, Russia destroys 17,000 tons of sanctioned food

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 12:15
Russia introduced the food embargo against the EU, the USA, Canada, Australia, Norway and other countries three years ago, on August 6, 2014. Since then, the amount of domestic food products in Russian stores has been growing steadily against the backdrop of the steady decline in the share of imported foodstuffs
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Opposition recipe: Russia should throw herself on mercy of USA

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 14:52
Russia will see a politician one day, who will be able to reestablish the country and negotiate conditions for Russia to surrender with honors. He will be a pragmatic patriot, free of imperial ambition and obsessed with an idea to save the nation. It is only Russia that must take steps towards the West, whereas the West should not do anything
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The Russian Empire strikes back

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 15:14
The history of Russian-American relations (including the Soviet-US period) has never seen such a significant reduction in the number of employees of the US embassy and consulate offices. Expelling diplomats is, of course, a common practice, albeit in a much smaller scale. This news shows how low the relationship between the two countries has fallen
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International sanctions to make Russia another Hermit Kingdom?

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 17:59
Economic potentials of the DPRK and Russia are not comparable, and the structure of their economies is completely different. North Korea has been living under sanctions for 20 years already, and their prime goal is to ensure food supplies for the people. They also redistribute all types of income for the development of the military sector
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USA's new super sanctions: Back to the USSR

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 12:04
It is impossible to imagine a situation, in which US congressmen would gather to vote for the abolition of sanctions against Russia. By and large, US-Russian relations return to their usual abnormal state. The relationship between the USSR, then Russia and the United States has never been normal
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Americans fear Russians may deprive them of stars

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 17:41
The Kremlin will not talk about Russia's reaction to new restrictive measures on the part of the United States, Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Meanwhile, there is an area of relations between Russia and the United States, which, as US congressmen believe, needs to be protected to avoid multi-billion losses
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Putin's Q&A with kids: Live normal life, respect other people, admire Tchaikovsky

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 18:16
President Vladimir Putin conducted a Q&A conference with children at Sirius educational centre, which he established in Sochi in 2015. More than 900 schoolchildren from 66 regions of Russia took part in the conversation with the president under the title "A non-childish talk with Vladimir Putin."
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Vertical takeoff aircraft: Time to let go or revisit?

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 16:38
In the Soviet Union, it was the Yakovlev Design Bureau that was developing vertical take-off and landing aircraft. TheYak-36 was the first such aircraft (tested in 1996). Afterwards, the Yak-141 followed, although the new aircraft was being developed at the time of the collapse of the USSR. The project was shelved
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What's happening with unemployment in Russia?

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 21:55
In Russia, the number of unemployed individuals holding higher education diplomas has decreased by 13 percent. People in their 40s and 50s have the education that they had received under the conditions of a different reality. Naturally, the market needs those whose knowledge is a reflection of today's reality, rather than the reality of the past
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Russian economy predicted to achieve eurozone dynamics

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 13:42
The Russian economy remains at the beginning of a new cycle of growth, Elvira Nabiullina, the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation said. Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the Russian economy was expected to reach the dynamics of the eurozone in 2017. Afterwards, Russia will aspire to world GDP growth
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