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Experts: Russia, U.S., China will determine the future of the world

By Nikolai Shevchenko, Russia Beyond the Headlines

SOCHI, Russia, October 28, 2016 (RBTH) -- Politicians and experts from 35 countries, including Russia, the United States, China, India and Australia are meeting in Sochi through Thursday for the 13th annual gathering of the Valdai Discussion Club. The group meets every year at different locations in Russia to share views on the problems facing the global community today.

Read more... Friday, 28 October 2016 00:00
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Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo

MoldovaBy Mihaela Rodina

RACOVAT, Moldova, April 10, 2015 (AFP) - Moldovan apple grower Constantin Furculita was dreaming of juicier profits when he pumped some $2 million into his 42-hectare orchard.

But his hopes of a windfall turned sour last summer when Russia unexpectedly slapped an embargo on fruit exports from the ex-Soviet nation in apparent retaliation for its historic shift towards the Europe Union.

Read more... Friday, 10 April 2015 22:29
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$1 billion disappears -- and Moldova looks for answers

By Mihaela Rodina

CHISINAU, Moldova, April 10, 2015 (AFP) - A billion dollars is a lot for Europe's poorest state of Moldova -- particularly when it disappears.

Anti-corruption prosecutors and American auditors have been searching the books for clues about the mysterious transactions, an embarrassment for the ex-Soviet state on track for EU membership.

The scandal has even threatened to destabilise the banking system in the country of 3.5 million people.

Read more... Friday, 10 April 2015 16:33
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Are Russians leaving London?

By Viktor Dyatlikovich, RBC

LONDON, July 25, 2014 (RBC) --- The Telegraph reports that Russian oligarchs are moving their money out of the British capital while other research suggests that the passionate Russian love affair with London may be faltering. We take a closer look at the Russian economic presence.

Read more... Friday, 25 July 2014 14:32
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BRICS Leaders to Found New Bank

By Peter Hobson

MOSCOW, July 15, 2014 (TMT) --- Top of the agenda at the sixth summit of the BRICS developing nations beginning Tuesday is the founding of two multilateral financial institutions designed to erode the dominance of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as arbiters of the global economic system.

Read more... Tuesday, 15 July 2014 08:41
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KazanSummit Boosts Tatarstan’s Position As Investment Hotspot

By Alexei Lossan, RBTH

KAZAN, Tatarstan, June 10, 2014 (RBTH) -- The 6th International Economic Summit of Russia and the OIC Countries, hosted in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, attracted more than 500 participants from 26 countries and 14 regions of Russia, and saw international interest in the region’s investment opportunities continue to grow.

Read more... Tuesday, 10 June 2014 08:36
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From Olympics to Crimea, Putin Loyalist Kozak Entrusted With Kremlin Mega-Projects

By Oleg Sukhov

MOSCOW, March  28, 2014 (TMT) -- For almost seven years, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak focused on making sure Russia was prepared to host one of the country's biggest events in decades, the $51 billion Sochi Winter Olympics. Just over a month after the Games came to an end, he was handed yet another massive project to oversee — the integration of the annexed region of Crimea into Russia.

Read more... Friday, 28 March 2014 10:25
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$650 bln of Corporate Debt Interwines Russia and the West

London, March 14, 2014 (Reuters) -- To understand Western unease about the idea of imposing wide-ranging sanctions on Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine, consider an ongoing deal by one of the Kremlin"s corporate gaints.

Russian state oil company Rosneft is working to obtain up to $5 billion from oil major BP, which owns a fifth of Rosneft, in exchange for oil supplies over five years, three banking and trading sources familiar with the details said.

Read more... Friday, 14 March 2014 08:56
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