MOSCOW - After Gazprom carried out a planned revision of its 2014 investment program, it was decided to increase spending on South Stream by 78 percent and the construction of the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta gas pipeline by 44 percent, according to data in the updated memorandum on the concern's Eurobonds.
MOSCOW - Belarus is halting pork exports to Russia until Nov. 11, Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.
An online Russian news portal based in Latvia has been blocked in Kazakhstan over an article described by Astana as "inflicting ethnic discord."
MOSCOW - The rouble jumped over 3 percent on Oct. 30, bouncing off an all-time low against the dollar amid market talk of possible heavy central bank intervention ahead of a monetary policy meeting and rumours of a deal with Ukraine over Crimea.
Russian companies using foreign-sounding names to advertise their products could face a fine in line with a draft bill that seeks to stop producers from "disrespecting" the Russian language.
NATO jets in the Baltic countries intercepted two Russian military aircraft on Oct. 30 as the alliance said Russian air activity has surged on its borders.
MOSCOW - Russian wheat has returned to export markets after several weeks of absence thanks to a weak ruble and higher world prices, offering a bright spot for an economy hurt by Western sanctions and tumbling oil revenue.
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Moscow - Investigators have officially indicted Vnukovo Airport air traffic controller Alexander Kruglov in a criminal case dealing with the crash of a Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft, which killed Total oil giant CEO Christophe de Margerie and three crewmembers, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Moscow - The Russian government has decided not to make Crimea an offshore zone for now, but it may return to this issue after the de-escalation of the sanctions regime, Crimean Affairs Minister Oleg Savelyev said at a briefing.
ATHENS, Greece - NATO's new chief says the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, Oct. 30 she was not very concerned about sorties by Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea and by its fighters over the Baltic which NATO said it had tracked on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
The Moscow Arbitration court ruled on Oct. 30 that shares in Bashneft owned by Russian conglomerate Sistema should be returned to the state after an "improper privatization."
Every year at the end of October a crowd gathers in central Moscow next to a large stone, brought from a Soviet prison camp.
MOSCOW - Russia's ruble strengthened sharply against both dollar and euro early on Oct. 30, with traders citing a Ukrainian news agency report of an unofficial deal between Russia and Ukraine on the future status of Crimea.
More than two dozen Russian military aircraft, including six nuclear bombers, have conducted "significant military manoeuvres" on the edges of Nato and European airspace since Tuesday, Oct. 28, causing jets to be scrambled from eight countries as well as Nato's own Baltic air policing force.
PARIS -- President Francois Hollande's government on Oct. 30 disputed a Russian claim that France was preparing to hand over the first of two Mistral-class warships in mid-November.
Russia may limit food transit from Belarus and Ukraine to Kazakhstan because of attempts by the countries to supply banned food to Russia, the head of Russia's veterinary and phytosanitary service was quoted as saying on Oct. 30.
One of Russia's most powerful men stood on stage at New York's St. Regis Hotel with a conciliatory message for America.
The ruble dropped past the 43 to the US dollar mark on Oct. 29 and past the 55 to the euro mark on Oct. 30 amid an ongoing rout for the Russian currency as traders and investors sell rubles ahead of a Central Bank meeting this Friday.