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‘Smart’ cargo parachute tests completed in Russia

Rostec’s press service on Wednesday announced the completion of factory tests for a transport parachute system by the Technodinamika Holding (part of the Rostec state corporation), which can, with the aid of a navigation system, …

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Russians explain Russia’s influence in the world

Two-thirds (67%) of the people who took part in a recent poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center believe that Russia’s influence on the global stage is based on military might. The respondents also noted the Russian …

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Russian PM arrives on Iturup island

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin arrived on the island of Iturup, which is one of the South Kuril Islands claimed by Japan, Kyodo news reported on 26 July.  Mishustin noted he has recently discussed …

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Rospotrebnadzor says Covid-19 situation stabilising

Moscow's mayor said the COVID-19 situation was gradually stabilising after a surge in infections blamed on the more contagious Delta variant, but the new daily case tally remained high nationwide on Thursday. The coronavirus task …

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Business optimism rises in Russia

Optimism rises among Russia's large and medium-sized business owners as their pessimism has dropped to 4%, according to a Deloitte study. It is noted that this indicator has fallen to an absolute low since the beginning of 2015. …

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Moscow court declares Navalny’s organizations extremist

The Moscow City Court ruled on Wednesday that the Anti-Corruption Foundation and the Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation (the non-profit NGOs recognized in Russia as foreign agents) as well as the Navalny Headquarters public movement …

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SWIFT does not intend to disconnect Russia from system

SWIFT has no intentions to disconnect Russia from the system because it will not benefit anyone, executive director of the Russian national SWIFT association (Rosswift) Roman Chernov said at the roundtable hosted by Russia’s lower house of …

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Russian blogger dies in Abkhazia

Russian blogger Vitaly Vygranovsky decided to try himself and went on a 40-day hunger strike. A few days before the end of the trial, a 40-year-old man died,  the Dvach / Newsach Telegram channel informs. The blogger posted a video …

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Putin announces 10-day non-working period in May

President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed a proposal by the head of Russia's health watchdog to introduce a 10-day non-working period next month to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections. "If you think that it's …

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