The ruble slumped 4 percent and Moscow-listed stocks fell on Friday after official data showed that Russia's economy contracted sharply in the first quarter of this year.
With fires already raging across parts of Siberia, Russia can expect "catastrophic" wildfires as bad as or worse than those that devastated parts of the country in summer 2010, some environmental experts say.
Dmitry Rogozin has angered the Norwegian government by visiting that country's Arctic territory despite a travel ban imposed on him over Russia's annexation of Crimea.
A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines.
Russia's economic crisis has forced nearly half of Russians to slash spending on food and other basic consumer items by almost one-quarter, a report released Friday found.
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