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  • Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US
    The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late Monday, calling the matter "very serious."
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0200.
  • Focus turns to U.S. outlook, Russian stocks stabilise
    World shares hovered just below all-time highs on Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from a rally in Chinese markets and beaten-down Russian stocks enjoyed some relief after three days of heavy selling. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:49:59 GMT.
  • EU set to widen Russia sanctions
    The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
    BBC News.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:42:20 GMT.
  • Pussy Riot sue Russian government
    Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.
    BBC News.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:41:55 GMT.
  • Fighting Stops Investigators From Reaching Ukraine Crash Site
    Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists has again prevented international investigators from going to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:12:22 +0000.
  • European Officials Weigh Tougher Sanctions on Moscow
    After an agreement with the United States to sharply escalate sanctions, the measures worried some companies that have major investments in Russia.
    By Alan Cowell and James Kanter.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:23 GMT.
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  • BP Profit Rises, but It Warns of Risks in Russia
    Profit in the second quarter rose 65 percent to $3.4 billion on improving output in the United States, but the company said economic sanctions against Russia were a source of concern.
    By Stanley Reed.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:31:26 GMT.
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  • EU Set to Impose Tougher Sanctions on Russia
    The European Union is set to impose new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance and defense sectors over the conflict in Ukraine. A decision by European Union ambassadors, meeting in Brussels, is expected later Tuesday. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:19:07 -0400.
  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits
    Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:18 EDT.
  • Cold serving, Russia supersizes its beef with McDonald's: Jeremy Kinsman
    Hold the feedom fries! The re-brewed Cold War is mashing another food icon as Russian regulators try to take some of the gleam off the golden arches. Former Canadian ambassador Jeremy Kinsman looks at this sudden souring of fast-food diplomacy.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 EDT.
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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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