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  • Russian economy shrinks 2% in slump
    Russia's economy shrank by 2% in the first quarter of this year under the pressure of sanctions and a weak oil price, Russian PM Medvedev says.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:47:26 GMT.
  • Russia's Medvedev Says Economy Shrinking As Cost Of Sanctions Mounts
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that the country's economy has lost an estimated 25 billion euros as a result of Western sanctions and that the losses could be "several times" higher this year.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:25:38 +0000.
  • Russia PM estimates economy shrank by 2% in first quarter
    Moscow (AFP) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday estimated the economy shrank by two percent in the first three months of the year, due to sanctions pressure and low oil prices.
    Yahoo.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:49:43 -0400.
  • Mother of Ukraine Pilot Held in Russia Seeks Global Support
    The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:10:00 -0400.
  • Sberbank Launches New Digital Platform Based On Backbase CXP
    AMSTERDAM and MOSCOW, April 21, 2015 -- Russia's largest bank merges 83 regional sites into one single digital experience. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:39:00 EDT.
  • World Briefing: Russia: Activist Leaves Country
    Russia’s leading environmentalist, Yevgenia Chirikova, has moved to Estonia under increasing government pressure.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:55:50 GMT.
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  • Russia sets its sights on Middle East
    Russia sets its sights on the Middle East.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:30:55 GMT.
  • Two Koreas Engage Through Taekwondo Event in Russia
    The Taekwondo organizations of North and South Korea will have a rare engagement in Russia next month. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:09:54 -0400.
  • Leader of Militant Group in Russia Is Killed, Reports Say
    Aliaskhab Kebekov, 43, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate, the most active militant group in Russia, was shot to death in a counterterrorism operation, according to several reports.
    Andrew Roth.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:18:05 GMT.
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  • Gazprom head in Athens on Tuesday for energy talks
    The head of Russian gas giant Gazprom Alexei Miller will be in Athens on April 21 for talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the country’s energy minister, the energy ministry said on April 20
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:54:00 +0200.
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The Russian Federation is a republic which occupies much of eastern Europe and northern Asia.  Russia is governed by a President, a Premier, and a bicameral Federal Assembly.  Its capital city is Moscow, and its national currency is the Rouble.  Russian is the primary language used by Russians, and in 2007, Russia's estimated population was 141,378,000.

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