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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.
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.
Shares in debt-laden Russian coal miner Mechel jumped 15 percent Tuesday morning on hopes that company will be able to avoid bankruptcy and negotiate a deal with creditors — to whom it owes about $9 billion.