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Ukraine Launches Military Operations in East as World Leaders Spar

Prospects of a diplomatic solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine became grimmer on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces launched an operation to retake facilities seized by pro-Russian militants, while Russian and Western leaders dug in on their divergent interpretations of who is to blame for the escalating confrontation.


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Real Estate

Finance Ministry Proposes Tax Hikes to Push Investors Out of Real Estate

Inan attempt tohike government earnings andpush capital intothe shaky Russian stock market, theFinance Ministry has p

Commercial Real Estate Market Freezes Over Ukraine

Foreign real estate investors have put even their most advanced deals onice infear offurther sanctions over Ukraine, po

Career Center

Russian Employees Need Career Guarantees and Positive Environment

Russian employees are more eager to stay in a company if it offers career growth prospects and positive working environment, a report published by Ernst and Young said.

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Russia and Abroad

Russia - USA 2013

Russia and the U.S. have one of the fastest-growing business relationships. The Moscow Times first special report on Russian-US trade, in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, gives an insight into key issues affecting trade: Building relations with government, localizing your production and distribution, and complying with anti-corruption laws. It also takes a look at branding, the advertising market and the small but growing feature of Russian investment in the U.S.

Russia - Germany 2013

Welcome to the second edition of the Russia-Germany special country supplement, published by the Moscow Times. Each year this publication is a chance to examine the close ties between Russia and Germany and to remember that, despite the complicated history of their bilateral relations, today the countries are vital trading partners and important allies on the international stage.

Moscow Times Guides

Sochi Travel Guide

Sochi is unlike any other city in Russia. The obvious difference would be that it is warm so warm, in fact, that palm trees grow there, and you can still swim in the sea in September. But stating that Sochi is warm only scratches the surface of what this city has to offer.

Lifestyle Guide 2014

The new issue of the Lifestyle Guide presents the best places in Moscow ― fine dining, bars, nightclubs, luxe spa salons, beauty centers and premium-class hotels.

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