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Citing legislative inconsistencies, the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights lambasted a recently passed bill that threatens to strictly curtail foreign ownership of Russian media assets.
U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil has abandoned nine of its 10 joint projects with Russian state oil firm Rosneft, as Western sanctions on Moscow over Russia's alleged support for separatists in Ukraine tighten.
At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of Russian President Vladimir Putin.