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Beer Sales Growth Still Seen Elusive in Russia as World Cup Looms

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MOSCOW/LONDON – The prospect of thousands of thirsty football fans flocking to Russia for this summer’s World Cup should offer a big boost for the country’s beer market, yet brewers see little reason to be optimistic. Beer sales in Russia have fallen by around a third over the past decade on the back of rising duties and tougher rules on sales and advertising, and brewers don’t expect a Read More

U.S. Treasury: Whether Rusal Products Are Blocked Depends on ‘Circumstances’

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Whether specific United Company Rusal Plc products are considered blocked property under U.S. sanctions will depend on particular circumstances, a U.S. Treasury spokesman said. “Whether a specific Rusal product is considered blocked property or otherwise covered by General License 12 will depend on the particular circumstance,” the spokesman said when asked whether Rusal products were Read More

Step Back in Time at the Museum of Moscow

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The exhibition “Old Apartment” at the Museum of Moscow opens a window into the everyday lives of Muscovites over the 20th century. Through the collection of carefully reconstructed apartment interiors, the exhibition explores how people lived and tells an expressive story of the city.  To enter the exhibition, you ascend a wooden ramp covered in black graffiti and find yourself in a typical Moscow apartment stairwell with Read More

Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital after Salisbury attack

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Yulia Skripal, the daughter of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, has been discharged from hospital, doctors have said. Just over a month after she and her father were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury, Wiltshire, after being poisoned with a nerve agent, medics confirmed she had left Salisbury district hospital. Skripal, 33, Read More

50 Richest Russians Lose Close to $12Bln After Latest U.S. Sanctions

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Russia’s 50 richest businessmen have reportedly lost close to $12 billion in the days after the United States imposed a new wave of sanctions against individuals and companies close to the Kremlin.  The United States imposed major sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in Read More

Russia Holds Mass Military Drills Across the Country

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Russian soldiers will put their combat experience in Syria to the test in military exercises held across a vast stretch of central Russia and two Central Asian countries. Russia has conducted military operations in Syria in support of President Bashar Assad’s government since the fall of 2015. General Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia’s General Read More

The Man Behind the Leiden Collection

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This month an exhibition of the Leiden collection opened at the Pushkin Museum. The collection belongs to a couple of collectors from New York: Thomas Kaplan and his wife, Daphne. Thomas Kaplan is the chairman of a New York City-based investment firm. Over the past fifteen years, the Kaplans put together an amazing selection of works by old Dutch masters, including Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Vermeer. Read More

Russia must uphold the chemical weapons convention, says UK – video

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The UK ambassador to the UN, Karen Pierce, has called on the security council to conduct a thorough investigation of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria that occurred on 7 April. She said ‘Russia’s crocodile tears for the people of Eastern Ghouta has an easy answer. It is to join us in a non-political Read More