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U.S. names purpose of anti-Russia sanctions

By imposing sanctions against Russia's defense industry, the United States has no intention to undermine the Russian Federation's military capabilities, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Section 231 of …

Russia improves position in FIFA rating

Russia has climbed from 49th to 46th place in the FIFA rating with 1423 points, according to the renewed version of the rankings published on the FIFA official website. Russia secured two wins in the September matches. In the opening …

RUSADA reinstated by WADA Executive Committee

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee voted 9-2 in favour of the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at a meeting in the Seychelles today, reported. The decision to …

Russia considering withdrawal from Council of Europe

Russia is considering the possibility of withdrawing from the Council of Europe, Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with President of the Parliamentary Assembly …

Russian government approves draft budget for 2019-2021

The Russian government approved Thursday a draft of the country's federal budget for the next three years, expecting a surplus during the period, Xinhua reported. "The surplus of the Russian budget in 2019 will be 1.8 percent …

Putin and Nazarbayev hold phone conversation

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Kremlin reported on its website. The Kazakh leader expressed his condolences over the …