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Russia raises minimum wage by 20%

Minimum wage in Russia is going up by 20%. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said pay for low wage workers will go up to 7,500 rubles a month ($109) in July, from the current 6,204 rubles a month ($90), CNN …

Russia to triple the number of international students

Russia plans to more than triple the number of foreign students studying at its universities over the next eight years, with a 50% increase by 2019, under a new state programme for the export of educational services, University World News …

Poroshenko: EU will extend anti-Russian sanctions

A meeting of the Council of the European Union will take place on Thursday, June 22. The decision to extend sanctions against Russia will be made there, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at a briefing in Brussels. …

Day of Remembrance and Sorrow in Moscow

June 22 is one of the most sad dates in the history of all the former Soviet republics - the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. This day reminds of all the killed, tortured, dead on the home front. A great sacrifice that the peoples of the …

Putin lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow in memory of the country’s defenders who perished in the battles against fascists. On the …

 Gazprom to build Turkish Stream at its own expense

Investment in the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project are estimated at $6 bln, the project can be implemented only at the expense of Gazprom, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee Andrey Kruglov said at a press …

Three Russian athletes banned for four years

The Beijing Olympics relay silver medallist Anastasiya Kapachinskaya and two other Russian athletes, Inga Abitova and Denis Alekseyev, were banned for four years on Wednesday for doping. …

Sergei Masaulov: ISIS to reborn, not die

ISIS terrorist group, which is banned in Russia, is losing its forces and territories, but even its disappearance will not be a definitive victory, since the creators of ISIS are still interested in the functioning of a large-scale terrorist …