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Russian Duma Approves Crimea Free Economic Zone
Saturday, 22 November 2014 17:55

20:55 22.11.2014(updated 20:55 22.11.2014)


MOSCOW, November 22 (Sputnik) — The Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, has passed a series of three bills aimed at the creation of a free economic zone (FEZ) in the Republic of Crimea, Russian language news service RIA Novosti has reported.

The project proposes a system of incentives ...

First Heavily Modernized Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A Delivered to Customer
Saturday, 22 November 2014 17:45

20:45 22.11.2014(updated 13:12 23.11.2014)


MOSCOW, November 22 (Sputnik) — The first of a series of modernized Il-76MD-90A multi-purpose cargo airplanes has been delivered to its customer – the Taganrog-based Beriev Aircraft Company, Rossiyskaya Gazeta has reported.

The Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar SP aviation factory first began production...

Russian Duma Approves 2015 Budget, No Social Spending Cuts Projected
Saturday, 22 November 2014 14:29

17:29 22.11.2014(updated 18:13 22.11.2014)


MOSCOW, November 22 (Sputnik) — The State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament, has approved Russia’s proposed budget for 2015 and the planning period up to 2017 in its third reading on Friday.

The budget bill, set to be approved by the Federation Council (the Russian Senate) and the p...

Russian Railways CEO Confirms Ukraine Bypass Plan
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:55

15:55 22.11.2014(updated 17:07 22.11.2014)


BERLIN, November 22 (Sputnik) — Major Russian rail company Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin on Saturday has confirmed plans to build a railway section bypassing Ukraine.

“In the railways development strategy this bypassing plan always existed. The railroad now goes through the te...

Moscow to Replace Western Companies if They Quit Energy Projects in Russia
Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:36

15:36 22.11.2014(updated 16:51 22.11.2014)


MOSCOW, November 22 (Sputnik) — If Western oil companies decide to quit their projects in Russia due to sanctions, Moscow will attract partners from other countries, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Saturday.

"If companies in the long-term perspective decide not to participate in the ...

North Korean Nuclear Program Poses no Direct Threat to Russia: Ministry
Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:27

10:27 22.11.2014(updated 11:08 22.11.2014)


MOSCOW, November 22 (Sputnik) — Moscow does not think that North Korean nuclear program poses direct threat to Russia, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador at large Grigory Logvinov said on Saturday.

“We do not consider DPRK’s nuclear program as a direct threat to the Russian Federation,” he sa...

Russia Nuclear Decommisioning Program Extended to 2030: Official
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:06

18:06 21.11.2014(updated 19:36 21.11.2014)


MOSCOW, November 21 (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov — Although Russia has completed a notable amount of initiatives to liquidate its nuclear legacy, there is still much to be done by the country, an official from Rostechnadzor, the agency with Russia's nuclear safety among its responsibilities, t...

No Conclusions Until MH17 Photo Verified: Russian Aviation Authority
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:04

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MOSCOW, November 21 (Sputnik) – An image allegedly showing the last moments of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 needs to be checked for authenticity before any conclusions are made, a Russian civil aviation official said Friday.

“I saw the image, but I don’t want to comment on it. It...

Russia Hopes Sanctions Play No Role in Arctic Claim
Friday, 21 November 2014 13:28

16:28 21.11.2014(updated 18:10 21.11.2014)


MOSCOW, November 21 (Sputnik) — The Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment said Friday he believes that sanctions imposed on Moscow by the West will not have an impact on the country's claim to the United Nations to have the area defined as the Arctic shelf expanded.


Dozen Luxury Cars Go Up in Flames Near Moscow Center
Friday, 21 November 2014 11:46

14:46 21.11.2014(updated 15:26 21.11.2014)


Moscow, November 21 (Sputnik) — This morning at about 5:45 a.m. Moscow time, a dozen luxury cars worth nearly $3.3 million from brands including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes and Porsche were destroyed in a fire near the center of Moscow, local media reported.

The fire took only 30 minutes...

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