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4 min ago | The Free Dictionary

Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov

He served as one of the finest military officers and diplomats of Russia under the reign of three Romanov Tsars : Catherine II, Paul I and Alexander I. His military career was closely associated with the rising period of Russia from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century. Kutuzov contributed much to the military history of Russia and is considered to have been one of the best Russian generals under the reign of Catherine II.

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4 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Canada imposes more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko looks duringa vote for ratification of a Ukraine-EU association agreement in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Sept. 16, 2014.

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8 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, chairs a meeting in the Kremlin with Vladimir Yevtushenko, second left, in Moscow, Russia. Russia's top investigative agency says it has filed money-laundering charges against a billionaire tycoon.

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12 hrs ago | The Republic

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court. London-listed Mail.Ru Group said in a statement Tuesday that it now owns the whole of VKontakte following its purchase of a 48 percent stake from investment fund United Capital Partners.

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16 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Gazprom Eurobond at Risk as Russia Sanctions Stigma Grows

A Gazprom employee stands near to the bitumen processor at the OAO Gazprom Neft oil refinery in Moscow, Russia. The natural gas producer must repay about $944 million in euro-denominated debt this year and has about $3.4 billion in euro and dollar debt due in 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

International Business Times

Edward Snowden Alleges US Spy Base Operating In Auckland: New Zealand Denies Charges

He added that NSA was collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore programme. Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is shown on the cover of the September 2014 issue of WIRED magazine in this picture provided by WIRED on August 13, 2014.

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Voice of America

Top NATO Commander Questions Russian Intentions Toward Moldova

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe U.S. General Philip M. Breedlove addresses the media at a news conference in Brussels, May 22, 2014. NATO's top military commander said on Monday that Russia appeared to be following some of the same "hybrid warfare" script in dealing with the former Soviet republic of Moldova that it used before annexing Crimea and intervening in eastern Ukraine.

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Canada.com

Eric Morse: Putin is more dangerous than ISIL

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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The Baltimore Sun

Business leaders propose Ukraine steer course between West, Moscow

Ukraine should seek special trade deals with Russia as well as the European Union and consider military non-alignment to help stabilize its economy and secure peace, top business leaders convened by the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The group, including top executives from Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the EU, agreed at a gathering in Switzerland on Sunday on a 10-point plan to end a conflict that has cost over 3,000 lives.

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Business Times

Russia to honour all agreements with EU, Ukraine on trade

Russia will honour all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying [MOSCOW] Russia will honour all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying.

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Pravda

Elections show Russians much more interested in foreign political agenda

Ten self-nominated candidacies and 35 representatives of parties United Russia, the Communist Party, the Liberal Democratic Party and the Rodina have won elections to the Moscow City Duma, said the head of the Moscow municipal electoral committee, Valentin Gorbunov. Elections to the Moscow City Duma of the 6th convocations were held on September 14. The metropolitan parliament currently has 35 seats - 33 of them belong to United Russia and three - to the Communist Party.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Groong

Russian-Armenian businessman to remain in custody until December 15

Russian-Armenian businessman to remain in custody until December 15 10:32, 13.09.2014 The detention of Russian-Armenian businessman and benefactor Levon Hayrapetyan, who is in confinement in Moscow, has been extended. Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the press service of the Union of Armenians of Russia that the Moscow Municipal Court on Friday granted the investigator's motion to keep Hayrapetyan in custody until December 15. To note, charges of fraud also were brought against the Armenian benefactor during the court hearing.

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St.Petersburg Times

A lawyer made famous by her roster of Russian celebrity clients was...

Akimtseva had been representing Sergei Zhurba, a Moscow region businessman who had testified in court against Dmitry Belkin, who is widely believed to be the leader the Orekhovo gang, which ranked among Moscow's most powerful and violent during the turbulent 1990s. Photo: VK.com A lawyer made famous by her roster of Russian celebrity clients was murdered in front of her apartment building in central Moscow over the weekend, and investigators suspect her involvement with an organized crime case may have been the motive.

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St.Petersburg Times

Mass apathy and a scarcity of serious challengers to state-preferred...

Mass apathy and a scarcity of serious challengers to state-preferred candidates were the recurrent themes of Russia's nationwide voting day on Sunday, which pundits said attested to the Kremlin's tightening grip on all levels of the Russian electoral system. Voters in 84 of the country's 85 federal subjects were summoned to some 64,000 polling stations to elect 30 regional governors, 14 regional and 21 municipal legislatures, as well as other forms of regional authority.

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Thanh Nein News

Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk reacts during a session of the parliament in Kiev August 14, 2014. Photo credit: Reuters Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based...

Anton Gerashchenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry, wrote on his Facebook page that his country would not hand the climber - whom he described as a "hero of Ukraine" - over to Russia to face trial. Photo: Mustang-wanted.com / Facebook.com Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based extreme climber accused of painting the spire of a Moscow landmark skyscraper in Ukrainian colors and hanging a Ukrainian flag from it, a news report said.

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Reuters

DIARY -Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sept 25

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 PARIS - Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin . PARIS - OECD will update its short-term forecasts and recommendations for major economies - 0900 GMT.

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PR-inside.com

New market study, "Atomenergoproekt - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review", has been published

Atomenergoproekt is an engineering company. The company is a general designer, engineering, and universal contractor for nuclear power plants building.

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The St. Petersburg Times

KIEV - European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to...

European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure. "I'm happy that today, with a trilateral meeting we had in Brussels between the European Commission, the Russian government and Ukrainian government, there was broad support for this," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in Kiev on Friday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The St. Petersburg Times

Not getting in to the college of your choice is never nice - but it's ...

Not getting in to the college of your choice is never nice - but it's even worse if it happens because the postal service delayed your application and reimbursed you 50 cents for a wasted year of your life. A young woman in Siberia's Kemerovo region failed to get into college because the state-run postal monopoly Russian Post did not deliver her entry application on time, a local court reported Thursday.

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