MOSCOW - Russia decreased imports of products which are on the sanctions list this year in H1 46 percent year-on-year to $6 billion, a Ministry of Economic Development outcome monitoring said.
Russia won't participate in Ukraine's debt restructuring, Bloomberg reported after Finance Minister Anton Siluanov telephone statement made on Aug. 27.
A Russian-language website has caused a stir with a report asserting that more than 2,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Russia and NATO have been told they must agree to new rules on their military exercises to avoid triggering a war after 66 recorded 'close encounters' since March last year.
Russia and NATO must agree common rules to handle unexpected military encounters to reduce the risk of inadvertently triggering a war between Moscow and the West, a group of former foreign and defense ministers said on Aug. 26.
Academic claims he is being removed from post after Russian diplomat complained talk would ‘introduce falsehoods into students' minds', Eurasianet.org reports.
On Aug. 25, 1968, eight Soviet citizens walked out onto Red Square in Moscow and unfurled banners denouncing the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. "For your freedom and ours," read the most iconic of the banners they held.
MOSCOW - The management of Wikipedia does not rule out issues with blocking of its articles in future, the Wikipedia.ru executive director Stanislav Kozlovsky told Interfax on Aug. 25.
ZHUKOVSKY - Russian civil aviation companies face a disappointing week at the country's largest air show that opened on Aug. 25 as economic crisis and Western sanctions take a heavy toll on order books and scare away many foreign firms.
Russian authorities ordered the removal of foreign brands of laundry detergent and other cleaning products from shops in the latest example of products being targeted by what is widely seen as retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's interference in Ukraine.
ROSTOV-ON-DON - The defense team of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov is planning to appeal to the Supreme Court against the verdict issued by the North Caucasus District Military Court, lawyer Dmitry Dinze told reporters on Aug. 25.
Conviction of Ukrainian director who vigorously denied charges comes despite vocal international campaign calling for his freedom.
The United States has informed the Russian Foreign Ministry that a U.S. visa for Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's parliament, will be ready on Aug. 26, but the validity of the visa may be limited to only United Nations-related meetings, a spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Russia said on Aug. 25.
A Wikipedia article about the narcotic substance charas that violated Russian laws has been edited and has been removed from the unified register of banned information, Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor said on its website.
All financial issues concerning the Mistral helicopter-carriers, which France refused to deliver to Russia, have now been settled in full, a military-diplomatic source told Interfax-AVN on Aug. 25.
The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) banned imports of fish and fish products from 14 Norwegian enterprises.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Aug. 24 the United States has been sending "signals" that it wants to start mending ties with Moscow, badly strained over the past year and a half by the conflict in Ukraine.
The Russian ruble plunged to a new low on Monday as falling oil prices piled further pressure on the struggling currency.