If Russia decides to enforce its law on personal data, the Kremlin will have only succeeded in further isolating the country from the rest of the world, writes columnist Georgy Bovt.
The new law that requires all Internet services store the personal data of Russian users on Russian territory — in effect from Tuesday — will be the most difficult to implement due to its vagueness.
President Vladimir Putin will be one of the most noteworthy guests at Chinese celebrations to mark the end of World War II when he arrives in Beijing on Wednesday.
Russia's flagship airline, Aeroflot, will buy one of its largest competitors, Transaero, after the deal was approved by Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.
Troops from Russia, Belarus and Serbia will practice fighting anti-government protesters — such as those who overthrew the Moscow-backed government in Ukraine last year — during joint exercises.
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