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 Russia's central bank lowers inflation forecast

Russia's Central Bank sees full-year inflation at around 3.2% in 2017, Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said. Nabiullina said that inflation in Russia is currently below 3% but it does not suggest a deviation …

New 200 and 2000-rouble banknotes presented

  New 200 and 2000-rouble banknotes were introduced by Russian Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina and Goznak General Director Arkady Trachuk at a video conference between Moscow, …

Russian flags removed from consulate in San Francisco

Russian flags were removed from the Russian consulate general in San Francisco by US authorities, a State Department official said. He stressed that it had been done with due respect to the Russian national symbols. "The flags …

Russia's Sochi hosts CIS summit

Leaders of several former Soviet republics gathered in the Russian city of Sochi today for summits of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EES). Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Pot 1 of FIFA World Cup draw set

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group stage matches in the European area, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and in the area of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) drew …

 Azerbaijani president arrives in Sochi

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev arrived in the Russian city of Sochi to attend the summit of heads of state of CIS countries. He was welcomed at the Sochi International Airport by the Governor of the …