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Russia's government raises retirement age and VAT

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the retirement age and value-added tax (VAT) will be raised in Russia.  The PM said that the Russian government proposed to raise the retirement age to 65 for men …

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Sergey Kravtsov remains Rosobrnadzor head

Sergey Kravtsov remained the head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor). The corresponding order was posted on the government website. Kravtsov has served as head of the …

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Russia runs budget surplus

The Russian government approved the draft amendment to the the bill on federal budget for 2018 and the planned period of 2019-2020. Information about this is published on the website of the Cabinet. "The draft law provides for …

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Russians triple investment in government

Last year, the Russians bought government federal bonds (OFZ) amounting to 93 billion rubles. This number is three times higher than in 2016, it follows from the Bank of Russia's data. Almost half of purchases accounts for …

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Russia's new government starts saving small business

After the release of Russian President Vladimir Putin's new May decree, the government will restart the support of small and medium-sized businesses. Russia's Ministry of Economic Development has already prepared its measures. It has …

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New Russia's cabinet composition presented

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has presented President Vladimir Putin with a list of people he wishes to appoint as ministers in the new government created after the recent inauguration of the president. …

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Medvedev to head Russian government

Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward Dmitry Medvedev for the post of prime minister, the Kremlin said in a statement on its website. Medvedev, who had been prime minister since 2012, resigned …

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Russia endorses free trade zone between EEU and Iran

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an interim agreement with a term of 4 years that provides for the formation of a free trade area on a limited range of goods between the EEU and Iran, according to the government …

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Putin: government reshuffles to follow inauguration

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that government reshuffles will follow the inauguration. "As a matter of fact, all government reshuffles are carried out by the president after taking office. So, I will think …

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