Russian press

Rolling in the aisles: Russian man smashes stolen tank into supermarket

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A Russian man believed to be drunk has been detained after stealing an armoured personnel carrier and smashing it into a supermarket. The man stole the tank-like vehicle on caterpillar tracks from a military driving school in the far northern Murmansk region, RIA Novosti news agency cited a traffic police spokeswoman as saying. Hibiny.com (@hibiny_com) Read More

Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

3 weeks ago 7ring Comments Off on Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?
From his starting point in May through the end of 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former top aides to Donald Trump and made plea deals with two others, including the president’s former national security adviser. Mueller’s work is almost done, the White House says – but almost no one else thinks that. Mueller Read More

Russia Approves Harsher Fines for World Cup Ticket Resellers

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MT Russian legislators have ruled to increase fines for resellers and counterfeiters of 2018 World Cup tickets to up to 1.5 million rubles ($25,600), amidst a high demand for tickets to the tournament. Russia will host FIFA World Cup games in 11 cities across the country next summer. More than 700,000 tickets have already been allocated Read More

United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson to Warn Russia to Halt ‘Destabilizing Activities’

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(Bloomberg) — Boris Johnson will warn Russia to stop “destabilizing activities” which threaten the national security of Britain and its allies, as he makes his first visit to Moscow as foreign secretary. “Our relations with Russia cannot be ‘business as usual’ whilst Russia continues to attempt to destabilize European states, including Ukraine,” Johnson said in an Read More

Russia Is Eyeing Up Saudi Wheat Market Dominated by EU Supplies

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Pixabay (Bloomberg) — Moscow is lobbying Saudi Arabia to open its rapidly growing market to Russian wheat, giving it another destination to offload a record harvest and compete with supplies from the European Union. Russian wheat has largely been barred from entering the kingdom for the past decade due to strict bug-damage rules, but the two Read More

Russians Seek Out Greek Properties for Bargains, Visas

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Pixabay (Bloomberg) — George Kachmazov, a Russian realtor, is buying up property in Athens. The Moscow-based chief executive officer of real-estate platform Tranio.com has bought a building in the Greek capital and is in the process of acquiring five others with a view to selling apartments to international investors.  For Kachmazov, the sales pitch is Read More

Russia’s Top 4 Business Risks in 2018 (Op-ed)

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Pixabay / MT Hopes were high a year ago that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would reverse deteriorating ties between Moscow and Washington. European leaders would follow suit, analysts and politicians in Moscow hoped, and Russia’s status as a friendly business environment — which ruptured after 2014 and Western sanctions — would be restored. In 2017, these Read More

Made in Russia: the Kremlin Wants to Replace Foreign Tech

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Yelena Palm / TASS Among the most painful sanctions imposed by the West after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 has been the ban on selling tech to Russian companies, especially those in the military and energy sectors. The Kremlin has responded by telling Russian companies to develop their own “made in Russia” technological solutions. Read More

There’s Still a Huge Influx of Foreign Cash to Russia

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(Bloomberg) — Ultimately, international sanctions and the worst relations with the U.S. since the Cold War did little to deter an influx of foreign cash. Russian companies are set to rack up $2.8 billion in initial public offerings in Moscow and London this year, the most since 2011. In a year when the U.S. toughened penalties against Read More

Trump-Russia: Republicans trying to kill off investigation, says Adam Schiff

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The senior Democrat in a congressional Trump-Russia investigation has said he fears Republicans are manoeuvring to kill off inquiries into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election. “I’m increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House intelligence committee investigation at the end of the month,” said Adam Schiff, who is the leading Democrat on Read More