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  • Russian mother of 7 accused of high treason heads home as probe continues

    Svetlana Davydova, a mother of seven who was detained on charges of high treason in west Russia, has been allowed to leave pre-trial custody, lawyers said. The probe into her alleged leaking of ... Read more »

  • China, US, India, the 1-2-3 on the Global Rich List of billionaires

    Almost half the dollar billionaires in the Hurun Global Rich List for 2015 come from China and the US. India replaces Russia as home to the third largest number. Read more »

  • Russia, India and China: Cooperating in unstable world

    On February 2, the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China met in Beijing to discuss a wide range of international and regional issues. Read more »

  • ‘US acts in Ukraine as if it is its 51st state’

    Washington has been implementing its policy in Ukraine like it is part of the US even it is half way around the world, Richard Becker from the anti-war Answer coalition told RT. Read more »

  • ?BP considering investing more in Russia - CEO

    Oil giant BP is going to continue its 25-year cooperation with Russia, and is considering additional investment despite sanctions and low oil prices, said the company’s CEO Bob Dudley. Read more »

  • New bill proposes ousting MPs for lengthy foreign trips without valid reasons

    A Communist Party MP has submitted a bill that, once passed, would make it possible to strip lawmakers of their parliamentary seats for staying abroad for over a month without offering a good excuse. Read more »

  • Domestic MasterCard: 5 Russian banks begin new National Payment System

    Russia’s new National Payment System is up and running. The first five Russian banks processed their initial payments via MasterCard on January 30, according to Russia’s Central Bank. Read more »

  • Russian nationalists suggest enormous lawsuit against Germany over WWII damages

    A lawmaker representing the populist LDPR nationalist party wants to calculate all damages inflicted by Nazi Germany on Russia during World War II, in order to slap Berlin with a lawsuit that ... Read more »

  • Gazprom to remain Europe’s key gas supplier

    Russia’s Gazprom says it will increase gas exports to Europe by 5 to 8 percent to 160 billion cubic meters in the next three years, and thus remain the largest gas supplier in Europe. Read more »

  • ‘Washington fails to isolate Russia’

    The US has been trying to isolate Russia by imposing sanctions, but it has only produced the opposite effect and brought Russia closer to China and other BRICS countries, William Engdahl, author ... Read more »

  • Key US role in Ukraine crisis portrays Europe as ‘passive participant’

    President Obama’s declaration that the US “brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine” shows Europe as a passive actor and doesn’t reflect well on its image, Chairman of Russia’s ... Read more »

  • Jackass in Jockeys: Russian daredevils beat winter blues (VIDEO)

    Check out these young Russians carrying on the long-held tradition of extreme winter shenanigans… in nothing but their underwear! The daredevils leap off roofs and perform somersaults. Read more »

  • Russia halts cooperation with Ukraine on nukes conversion project

    Russia’s Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, has announced the suspension of project ‘Dnepr’ – a joint venture between Russia and Ukraine aimed at converting Soviet-era nuclear missiles ... Read more »

  • Greece’s Syriza govt could pose greater risk to global economy than Middle East conflict – Osborne

    Greece’s standoff with Eurozone governments and international creditors poses a greater threat to the global economy than conflict in the Middle East, climate change and rising tensions ... Read more »

  • Orange snow covers Russian city, bewilders residents (VIDEO)

    Residents of the city of Saratov, some 858 km from the Russian capital, have been shocked as they looked out of the windows and saw their neighborhoods covered with orange snow. Read more »

  • Russian PM bans machinery imports for municipal and state needs

    As part of Russia’s anti-crisis plan for import substitution, the country is to stop importing foreign-made machinery to be used by the state and municipalities. Read more »

  • ?Russian oil and gas companies will withstand low oil prices – Fitch

    Low oil prices should not directly affect the ratings of Russian oil and gas companies, as they have sustainable loan burdens and stable revenues, Fitch rating agency has said. Read more »

  • ?Greece not negotiating financial aid from Russia 'right now' - PM

    Athens is not discussing the possibility of a loan from Russia, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, adding that Athens and Cyprus can become a 'bridge of peace and cooperation between ... Read more »

  • Apple not ditching Russian market - retailers

    America’s Apple is not halting deliveries to Russia, according to several representatives of retailers and operators with direct knowledge of the matter. Russian media had reported the company ... Read more »

  • Obama's goal to destroy ISIS 'unrealistic, unattainable' – Robert Gates

    Criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of the fight against Islamic State, former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has argued that small teams of special forces will be needed on the ... Read more »