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13 May 13
On the face of it, there are few similarities between the city of Blagoveshchensk, located in the Far East, and the country's natural gas capital of Novy Urengoi, 3,000 kilometers away in the tundra just below the Arctic circle.
29 March 13
Maria Yeliseyeva has always been surrounded by children. In addition to the five she gave birth to, she has fostered another five from Russian orphanages.
27 March 13
It is the first time that Moscow attempts to reach out to investors in such a way and is part of a new public relations drive.
26 March 13
While most Russians wade through a bureaucratic quagmire to get a visa for the European Union or the United States, once they arrive they enjoy almost complete freedom of movement.
25 March 13
A deal between Cyprus and European lenders was backed by the Kremlin on Monday even as top Russian officials unleashed a storm of angry rhetoric about a compulsory levy on local bank accounts included in the rescue package.
24 March 13
As speculation swirled after Boris Berezovsky's sudden demise, friends and associates suggested that a series of personal and financial shocks suffered by the former Kremlin kingmaker and billionaire could have contributed to depression and mounting health problems.
22 March 13
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday intensified his criticism of a plan by European financial authorities to rescue the Cypriot economy, labeling it as "completely absurd," in the most colorful response yet by Russian officials to the controversial measures.
21 March 13
A desperate effort by Cypriot authorities to win financial aid from the Kremlin failed to yield any results Wednesday, as a deal eluded Cyprus' finance minister, Michalis Sarris, during a visit to Moscow.
19 March 13
Morgan Stanley joined the ranks of those predicting a sluggish period for the Russian economy Monday as it cut its 2013 growth forecast to below 3 percent.
13 March 13
Asked to end speculation about the identity of the next chairman of Russia's Central Bank, President Vladimir Putin promised an "unexpected" candidate who would be well received.
07 March 13
Russian companies stand on the brink of a period of significant foreign mergers and acquisitions, PricewaterhouseCoopers said Wednesday.
06 March 13
Hong Kong, which recently marked 15 years since its annexation with China, is seeing a boom in its economic relationship with Russia, officials said Tuesday.
04 March 13
The personal fortunes of businessmen rumored to enjoy close relationships with President Vladimir Putin jumped sharply in a new Forbes ranking Monday as Facebook investor Alisher Usmanov retained the title of Russia's richest man.
03 March 13
If you bend down and look closely at the paving tiles on Chita's main square, you will notice that they have Mandarin lettering inscribed on them.
03 March 13
The Interior Ministry is undaunted by Britain's decision to grant asylum to the former head of Bank of Moscow.
28 February 13
The Investigative Committee said Wednesday that anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny fraudulently obtained his credentials as a lawyer.
27 February 13
The World Bank cut its 2013 growth forecast for the Russian economy to 3.3 percent Tuesday, citing deteriorating global conditions and stubbornly high inflation that is likely to dampen domestic consumer demand.
25 February 13
French actor Gerard Depardieu said he was inspired by the leadership of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and accepted a five-room apartment from him during a visit to Grozny.
18 February 13
The Moscow Exchange began trading its own shares Friday, successfully concluding the largest initial public offering in Russia since the 2008 financial crisis.
12 February 13
Natural gas assets being sold by crisis-ridden Greece are at the center of an escalating battle between Russian companies with ready cash and European officials reluctant to facilitate the growth of Moscow's influence in their backyard.
01 February 13
The city of Volgograd will be temporarily renamed Stalingrad to commemorate the Soviet Union's victory in the bloody 1943 battle that broke the power of the Nazi invasion, thanks to a decision passed by the city administration.
22 January 13
The Moscow Exchange announced Monday that it will shun the foreign stock markets traditionally tapped by Russian companies and go ahead with an initial public offering on its own Russian trading platforms.
17 January 13
A capital outflow of up to $10 billion every three months would be an acceptable level under current macroeconomic conditions, a leading figure at the Central Bank said.
16 January 13
Private oil and gas companies could receive licenses for up to 20 percent of Russia's continental shelf and join their state-owned counterparts already working in the environmentally sensitive area, a minister said.
15 January 13
The Central Bank said net capital outflow in 2012 was $56.8 billion, a drop from 2011 but the fourth-highest annual figure since the fall of the Soviet Union.
26 December 12
A landmark gas-supply agreement with Germany signed late last month by Norway's Statoil put the challenges facing Gazprom's business model in the spotlight and prompted a quick response from the Russian gas giant's executives.
17 December 12
Gazprom's $12.7 billion South Stream gas pipeline should be exempted from the European Union's third energy package, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Friday.
17 December 12
State Duma deputies stepped up Russia's retaliatory response to the so-called Magnitsky Act on Monday by introducing a measure that would ban U.S. citizens from adopting Russian orphans.
14 December 12
British budget airline EasyJet on Wednesday started selling tickets for a Moscow-Manchester service to begin in March, as the no-frills carrier looks set to slash the cost of flying between Russia and Britain.
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13 December 12
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology signed an agreement with four energy companies Wednesday, a move that could help speed up the modernization of Russia's power network and boost electricity exports to China.