- Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories
Russia's Defence Ministry said on March 5 that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in disputed territories on Russia's borders.
Hurriyet. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:20:00 +0200.
- Kremlin Concerned About IS Links To North Caucasus Militants
A Kremlin official has indicated that Russia is concerned about links between militants in the North Caucasus and the Islamic State (IS) group, according to an interview published in a Russian daily.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:53:33 +0000.
- Ukraine Pays $15 Million Toward Russian Gas Bill
Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday that it had received a $15 million prepayment from Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz following warnings supply could be cut off if no payment was made. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:50:25 -0500.
- SPIEF 2015 Forum Theme: 'Time to Act: Shared Paths to Stability and Growth'
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, March 5, 2015 -- The 19th St. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:12:00 EST.
- 'I, Russian Occupier': The hit propaganda film
Why Russian imperialism is good - according to a viral video.
BBC News. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:43:30 GMT.
- Oligarch given North Sea deadline
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
BBC News. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:52:01 GMT.
- Ukrainian Authorities Struggle to Secure a Divided Mariupol
Since last month's cease-fire went into effect, shelling around the port city of Mariupol has decreased, but it is thought pro-Russian separatists remain poised to attack. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:33:00 -0500.
- Putin Says Boris Nemtsov’s ‘Brazen Murder’ Was Politically Motivated
The Russian president, speaking publicly for the first time about the death of Boris Y. Nemtsov, called on law enforcement agencies to stop crimes tied to politics.
By Neil Macfarquhar. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:44:37 GMT.
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- Lagarde: Russia doesn't want Ukraine's economy to collapse
Russia does not want to sink Ukraine's economy, as shown by its willingness to continue selling gas to the country, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:25:20 -0500.
- Russia's LUKOil Says It Can Handle Dollar Debt
Take a look just how well this stock has done since the U.S. and Europe banned its companies and banks from doing business with them.
By Kenneth Rapoza. Forbes. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 22:13:00 GMT.
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population was 141,378,000.
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