Expanded Australian economic sanctions on Russia's arms, petroleum and financial sectors as well as a ban on Australian business activity in Crimea came into force on Tuesday.
A court in southern Russia has ordered a Communist activist to pay a 20,000 ruble ($347) fine for a creative protest on Monday in Stavropol in which he demanded higher pensions for retirees.
A zoo in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod will erect a monument to a pair of swans who died in swift succession earlier this year after one was apparently murdered by zoo visitors and its mate pined to death.
Gazprom's net profit, calculated under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), fell 70 percent last year to 189 billion rubles ($3.3 billion), Russia's top natural gas producer has said.
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned in the second half following crowd trouble and a scuffle among the players.
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