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Weak Ruble Sees Fruit Prices Soar in Russia

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The cost of fruit in Russia has augmenting on normal by 30-50 percent over a past 12 months due to a diseased ruble and bans on imports from Europe, a RBC journal reported Wednesday, citing information from a Rosstat state ...

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Russia’s ‘War’ Mentality Boosts Treason Case Count

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The number of convictions for treason in Russia tripled in 2014 and experts contend the figure looks set to rise again this year as family with the West deteriorate, tensions over Ukraine insist and Russia’s comprehension services concentration their courtesy on uncovering nonetheless some-more spies, turncoats and traitors. The maximum judgment for treason is ...

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Putin Delays First Launch From Russia’s Troubled Vostochny Cosmodrome

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President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday strictly deferred a date of Russia’s initial space launch from a Vostochny Cosmodrome, a $3 billion construction plan in a country’s Far East, by 4 months — pulling a launch into early 2016. The spaceport, ...

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Svetlana Alexievich – Champion of Freedom (Op-Ed)

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Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich had prolonged been deliberate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. However, there is low symbolism in the fact that she won the award this year for work that the Nobel Committee called “a relic to suffering and courage in our time.” Even if that cabinet ...

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Russia Sees First Capital Inflow in 5 Years

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Russia has available the initial quarterly net collateral influx in five years, with $5.3 billion issuing into the nation from July to September, according to preliminary Central Bank information published Friday. The inflow reverses a period of record collateral moody following final year’s pointy tumble in the cost of oil — ...

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The Artistic Triumph of Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexievich, the Belorussian author who usually won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, competence be the greatest author people don’t wish to read. Russians competence be gratified that for the initial time in almost 30 years — and for usually the fifth time in history — an author who writes in Russian has ...

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Where Is a Ruble Going Next? (Op-Ed)

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It is an easy gamble to make that among the topics that steadfastly perturb a majority of people in Russia are acceleration and the ruble. That is frequency startling given the recent memory of last winter’s large burst in prices, food prices in particular, and the continued sensitivity in the ruble sell rate. ...

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NATO warns of discouraging Russian escalation in Syria

BEIRUT — NATO’s secretary-general warned of a “troubling escalation” of Russian infantry activities in Syria Thursday forward of a assembly of a alliance’s invulnerability chiefs as Russian warplanes stretched operations to behind a uninformed Syrian supervision descent in a west ...

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