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Putin urges to maintain freedom of Internet

The Internet should remain a free zone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a welcome message to the participants, organizers and guests of the Tenth Russian Internet Governance Forum, which opened today. The message was …

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Ukrainian journalist acknowledges changes in Crimea

Ukrainian journalist Olesya Medvedeva, who traveled to Crimea, said that in five years Russia has invested more in the region than Ukraine in the previous 23 years. "It is clear that Russia is investing huge amounts of money in …

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Putin: Russia repels 17,000 cyber attacks

The number of cyber attacks on Russia reached 17,000 in 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a board meeting of the Federal Security Service (FSB). Putin noted that the number of coordinated cyber attacks …

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Putin holds meeting with VTB head

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with President and Chairman of the VTB Bank Management Board Andrei Kostin to discuss the bank’s performance last year, mortgage lending and housing construction …

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 Russians's wage growth slows down in January

The annual growth of Russians’ real wages has slowed down to its lowest since mid-2016 in January - 0.2%, due to rising inflation, the Russian Central Bank said in a report. "The annual growth rate of nominal wages continued …

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Four key risks to Russian Economy revealed

Moody's Investors Service has released a comprehensive report on the Russian economy, analyzing its capabilities and key risks in the medium term. The Agency's analysts estimate the share of the public sector in the Russian …

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Vladimir Putin delivers State of Nation Address

Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering his annual Presidential Address to Federal Assembly legislators in Moscow today. In his address, the president assesses the state of affairs throughout the country and sets the main …

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Russians do not want do business

Almost two thirds of Russians (62%) are confident that it is impossible in Russia to run a honest business, although 34% of Russians take the opposite position, according to the results of the poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion …

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Gasoline prices decline in Russia

Retail prices of the regular (Ai-92) and the premium (Ai-95) gasoline declined in a number of Russian regions last week, according to data provided by the Central Dispatching Department of Fuel Energy Complex. It was the first decline …

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Russia's government outlines major National Projects

The Russian government has published information on its website about all the 12 National Projects, which are going to be implemented up until late 2024. The data were compiled on the basis of documents and certification from the National …

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How to boost your pension in Russia?

Russia's Pension Fund has published recommendations for residents of the country how to boost their pension, according to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper. "The first rule is official employment," the article says. …

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Car prices to rise in Russia

The analyst agency Avtostat published today a forecast of the car prices growth in Russia in 2019 by 12%, which, according to the car dealers, will be caused by a number of factors, including the VAT increase, the rise of the spare parts prices …

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Russia’s oldest woman passes away in Chechnya

Russia’s oldest woman, Koka Istambulova, who was born in 1889, has died in the North Caucasian republic of Chechnya, her grandson Ilyas Abubakarov said. "Basically, she was in good health, having only some blood pressure …

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One third of Russians are in debt

Every third citizen of Russia (32%) make payments towards a loan, according to the research conducted by the Magram Market Research agency. Two thirds of them (63%) pay cash loans, 37% pay mortgage loans. Most often, Russians with …

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Russian real disposable incomes continue declining

Russia’s real disposable income decreased 0.2% in 2018, the Russian Federal State Statistics Service said in a statement, reporting preliminary data. The real disposable income excludes taxes and other mandatory payments and its …

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