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Roshen candy factory in central Russia suspends production for 2 weeks

A plant in the Russian central city of Lipetsk producing candies under Ukraine's brand of Roshen suspends its operations for the period of two weeks starting on Monday, the factory's press service said. Oleg Kazakov, the director general of the factory, earlier said that the decision on the plant's operation suspension was made due to large volumes of the produced goods accumulating at warehouses amid low demand for the company's production in Russia.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The 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

Russian television news broadcasts have softened their rhetoric with...

Most Russian television channels began to refer to the Ukrainian central government in Kiev as a junta after former President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February. Photo: Maxim Stulov / Vedomosti Russian television news broadcasts have softened their rhetoric with reference to Ukraine in recent weeks, having shied away from referring to the Ukrainian authorities in Kiev as a "junta," according to Medialogia research company.

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Forbes.com

As The Sanctions' Noose Tightens, China Grabs Russian Energy Assets At Bargain Prices

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The Star Online

Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia

Fresh U.S. and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves and complicate financing of existing Russian projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana. The new measures, designed to put further pressure on President Vladimir Putin over Russia's actions in Ukraine, are a major broadening of the previous sanctions, which only banned the export of high technology oil equipment into Russia.

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WGBH

Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves , with intelligence officer Eston Kohver in 2010. Kohver was arrested by Russian police on spying charges, but Estonian officials called it an illegal kidnapping.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Arseniy Yatsenyuk accuses Putin of plotting to conquer 'all Ukraine'

Moscow: A week into a fragile ceasefire between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, that country's Prime Minister has offered a pessimistic assessment of its chances of holding, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to conquer "all of Ukraine". Neither side has said the ceasefire negotiated on September 5 with Ukraine, Russia, the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and separatist leaders should be abandoned, even as the sides accuse each other of frequent violations.

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Russia Taday

a Mistral of discord: Russian sailors test-sail warship that Paris may withhold

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok is seen at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire. A 400-strong Russian crew is manning a French-built Mistral-class warship as it conducts sea trials.

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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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News10.net

The most educated countries in the worldThe most educated countries...

The most educated countries in the world In 2011, more than $26,000 was spent on tertiary education per student in the U.S., Check out this story on news10.net: http://usat.ly/1s0KvZu More people access higher education today than ever before. One in three adults in developed countries held a college degree in 2012, a substantial increase from 2000 when just over one in five had attained such qualifications.

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Payvand News of Iran

Iran, Russia call for promotion of bilateral relations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, met Friday on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Tajik capital to discuss issues of mutual interest as well as regional and international developments. During the meeting, President Rouhani said Iran is determined to expand relations with the neighboring states, adding that the political and economic relations between Tehran and Moscow have seen an upward trend over the past year.

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Basingstoke Gazette

War veteran Roy Dykes finally recognised with Russian medal

A WAR veteran, who risked his life to deliver supplies to Soviet Russia during the Second World War, has finally been recognised by the country. Roy Dykes joined around 50 other veterans who served on the Arctic Convoy Missions in the Royal Navy from 1941 to 1945, to receive the Ushakov medal in London.

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St.Petersburg Times

Russian Post Foils Teen's College Application

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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St.Petersburg Times

The Russian ruble continued to set records Friday, dropping to...

The Russian ruble continued to set records Friday, dropping to another historic low against the dollar, as analysts said there was no immediate end in sight for the currency's downward spiral. Driven by ongoing tension in Ukraine and a weakening oil price, the ruble's decline is stoking inflation and hitting consumers while the government is enjoying windfall tax revenues from exporters.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Special Report: Moscow stifles dissent as soldiers return in coffins

A freshly dug grave, believed by some locals to hold the body of a Russian paratrooper killed fighting alongside rebels in Ukraine, is seen at the Vybuty public cemetery in the Pskov region of northwest Russia in this August 27, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Dmitry Markov/Files MOSCOW 2014 - Late last month Yelena Tumanova was handed the body of her son in a coffin at her home in Russia's Western Volga region.

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The Baltimore Sun

Part of second Russian aid convoy completes Russian border checks: agencies

The first 35 vehicles of a second Russian humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine have passed Russian customs checks, local news agencies quoted a customs official as saying late on Friday. In August, Ukraine and its Western allies denounced the arrival of a first huge convoy that crossed the border without Kiev's permission.

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ZDNet

HP's Russia unit pleads guilty to bribery, pays $58.77 million fine

HP ultimately pays a $108 million tab to put violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act behind it in Russia, Poland and Mexico. The fine was part of a $108 million total tab to settle similar charges in Mexico and Poland and pay regulatory penalties.

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Weekday Magazine

Russian Rocker's Concerts Cancelled After Ukraine Tour

Legendary Russian rock musician Andrei Makarevich has had three concerts cancelled following a tour in Ukraine and public criticism of Moscow's role in the conflict there. Representatives of a restaurant in the Kazan, capital of Russia's Tatarstan region, said on September 12 that a Makarevich concert scheduled for September 27 had been cancelled for "organizational reasons."

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CNN

Russia charges detained Estonian security official with espionage

An Estonian security officer detained by Russia last week has been charged with espionage and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, one of his lawyers said Thursday. Security officer Eston Kohver is currently in a detention center in Moscow, lawyer Mark Feygin told CNN over the phone.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S., allies levy new sanctions on Russia

The United States and Europe agreed Thursday to place additional economic sanctions on Russia over its role in promoting separatist warfare in eastern Ukraine despite a fragile new cease-fire that went into effect last week. European leaders overcame resistance among some of their colleagues who wanted to continue delaying additional measures to see if the shaky truce, negotiated in Minsk, Belarus, holds.

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