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Russia plans to resume international flights

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered Rosaviatsia and Rospotrebnadzor to explore options for resuming international flights. Russia grounded nearly all international flights in late March amid the coronavirus outbreak, …

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Russia's PM Mishustin resumes duties after recovering

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, who had been admitted to hospital with COVID-19, has resumed his duties, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree published on the Kremlin website on Tuesday. Mishustin …

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Russian government buys 50% in Sberbank

The Russian government has bought 50% in the Russia’s top bank Sberbank from the Russian central bank at 189.44 rubles per share through the Finance Ministry, spending 2.139 trillion rubles from the National Wealth Fund on the deal, the …

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Russia suspends all flights to foreign countries

The Russian government has instructed the Federal Air Transport Agency to suspend all regular and charter flights on March 27, except for flights aimed at bringing Russians home.  "Regular and charter flights from Russian …

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Number of coronavirus cases in Russia rises to 438

The number of people who contracted the coronavirus in Russia has grown to 438 over the past day, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said. "In Russia, the situation is not as acute as in other countries, …

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Russia prepares plan to help economy amid coronavirus

Russia's government may announce new economic measures this week to help offset the dual impact of low oil prices and the coronavirus, the daily Vedomosti reported citing two federal officials. It is reported that Moscow is …

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Putin launches migration reform

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a series of instructions on migration and obtaining Russian citizenship. The instructions of the head of state are based on the Russia’s State Migration Policy Concept 2019–2025. The …

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Putin reveals why Mishustin was chosen as PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has disclosed how he selected Mikhail Mishustin for the post of prime minister. "Three, or maybe even four candidates were submitted. But Mishustin was not on the …

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Russia finalizes dual citizenship bill

Russian lawmakers expect to vote on legislation that would allow dual Russian citizenship for foreigners as soon as this month. The dual citizenship bill "will definitely be introduced in the State Duma in February," …

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