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    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phone call early today that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Year-end: Russia’s diplomacy in 2014 ?? A tale of two worlds
    Dec17

    Year-end: Russia’s diplomacy in 2014 ?? A tale of two worlds

    Russian President Vladimir Putin issued the State of the Nation address on December 4, and, unprecedentedly, diplomacy took up more than one third of it, indicating that Russia is worried about the geopolitical changes caused by the Ukraine Crisis. …read more Source:...

    Russian Ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse
    Dec17

    Russian Ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse

    Office employees take a break near the skyscrapers of the “Moscow City” in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s Central Bank. Russian officials...

    Vladimir Putin Holds Late-Night Talks on Ukraine with European Leaders
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin Holds Late-Night Talks on Ukraine with European Leaders

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phone call early today that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of easte… …read more Source:...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    MOSCOW – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse
    Dec17

    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse

    Russia’s embattled ruble extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.The world’s worst-performing currency along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, the ruble has lost more than 50 percent of its value this year. It traded at 70.7 per dollar Wednesday morning, or 4 percent lower than at the...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible.The telephone conversation came after the White House confirmed that US President...

    Kyrgyzstan should become “zone of peace” on background of Ukrainian crisis – expert
    Dec17

    Kyrgyzstan should become “zone of peace” on background of Ukrainian crisis – expert

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Russians go on shopping splurge as ruble plunges
    Dec17

    Russians go on shopping splurge as ruble plunges

    MOSCOW – Russians are feeling the pinch from the slumping ruble, but one somewhat paradoxical result has been to unleash a spending spree as consumers snap up electronics, furniture and cars before prices soar.In general, Russians’ spending power has gone down with the ruble — which this week hit a record low against the dollar...

    Spy row as Kremlin agent in Estonia tells all on Russian TV
    Dec17

    Spy row as Kremlin agent in Estonia tells all on Russian TV

    MOSCOW – In a rare disclosure by a spy agency, Russia’s secret service has revealed it had an agent inside the secret police of NATO neighbour Estonia for 15 years.A documentary entitled “Our man in Tallinn” broadcast Sunday evening on the pro-Kremlin NTV channel showed Uno Puusepp confessing to having fed Russia secrets...

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