Surging inflation may soon become a drag for Russian grocers after it helped boost sales last year, as a slide in the ruble tightens the squeeze on consumers hit by a flagging economy.
U.S. missile defense "cannot stop" Russia's nuclear weapons, a top minister said, in an apparent reversal of Moscow's policy of slamming U.S. anti-missile capability as a dire threat to Russian security.
Russia blamed Kiev on Monday for a surge in fighting in Ukraine and warned the West that any attempt to increase economic pressure on Moscow would be "absolutely destructive" blackmail.
Russia's consumer rights watchdog said Monday that it had imposed a temporary ban on salt imports from a state Ukrainian producer, citing a violation of legislation.
Foreigners planning to travel to Russia will have to provide detailed itineraries along with their visa applications as of Monday, according to the country's Association of Tour Operators.
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