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 2022-09-29 16:42 

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Ninety percent of population connected to Internet in Russia - Deputy PM Chernyshenko...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - There are about 130 million Internet users or practically 90% of the population in Russia, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said."Russia ranks sixth among countries leading in terms of Internet accessibili...

 2022-09-29 16:42 

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Government to be able to borrow up to an additional 1 trln rubles on domestic market in order to substitute for use of NWF resources...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The Russian government will be able to borrow up to 1 trillion rubles in the domestic market next year to substitute for the use of National Wealth Fund (NWF) resources, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters on Wednes...

 2022-09-29 15:59 

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EC proposes new export restrictions, banning European nationals from sitting on governing bodies in Russian state-owned companies...

BRUSSELS. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The European Commission (EC) proposes new restrictions on exports to Russia as part of renewed sanctions imposed on Russia, and discussing the imposition of a cap on Russian oil prices, European Commission President Ursula v...

 2022-09-29 15:59 

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Erdogan, Zelensky discuss situation surrounding Zaporizhzhya NPP in phone call...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has had a telephone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ukrainian media reported citing the Turkish presidential press service."President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by p...

 2022-09-29 13:59 

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More than 5 mln tonnes of Ukrainian food exported under Black Sea Grain Initiative - UN...

NEW YORK, UN. Sept 28 (Interfax) - More than 300,000 tonnes of food left Ukrainian ports on Tuesday after receiving permission from the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC), the United Nations has reported."The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) reports that ...

 2022-09-29 13:59 

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Russia's annual inflation to decelerate to 4.5% in March 2023, 4.4% in June; to accelerate to 5.5% in Dec 2023 - Economic Development Ministry...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Russia's Economic Development Ministry forecasts annual inflation to decelerate to 4.5% at the end of March 2023 and 4.4% at the end of June 2023, and then to accelerate to 5.5% at the end of December 2023, according to th...

 2022-09-29 13:08 

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Lipetsk-based Motorinvest begins serial production of electric vehicles under Evolute brand...

LIPETSK. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Lipetsk-based Motorinvest has launched mass production of electric cars under the Evolute brand and plans to produce 2,000 cars by the end of this year, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade said in ...

 2022-09-29 13:08 

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Zelensky signs into law bill reinstating excise taxes on engine fuel in Ukraine...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed into law a bill to reinstate excise taxes on engine fuel, Ukrainian media said on Wednesday.The legislation was submitted to the president for signing on September 26 and was r...

 2022-09-29 12:38 

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Draft federal budget for 2023-2025 sent to State Duma - Russian govt press service...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The Russian government has sent the draft federal budget for 2023 and the 2024-2025 planning period to the State Duma, the press service for the government said.The government approved its main parameters last week. Federal bu...

 2022-09-29 12:38 

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CBR understands how to calculate rate in event of sanctions against NCC and absence of exchange settlements in dollars...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) and market participants have prepared action plans in case the National Clearing Center (NCC, part of Moscow Exchange Group ) comes under U.S. sanctions and possible termination of exchange dol...

 2022-09-29 11:54 

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Central Bank still considers unconventional monetary policy methods to be 'counter-indicative' for Russia...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is still committed to a conservative policy of inflation targeting and believes unconventional monetary policy instruments are counter-indicative for Russia in the current circumstances, CBR de...

 2022-09-29 11:54 

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Gas production at Sakhalin-3's Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field pushed back to 2025 - governor...

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Gas production at the Sakhalin-3 project's Yuzhno-Kirinskoye field is now scheduled to begin in 2025 and will initially total 5 billion cubic meters per year, Sakhalin Region Governor Valery Limarenko said Wedne...

 2022-09-29 11:51 

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Sakhalin-2 operator renews nearly all contracts with buyers, selling all gas produced...

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 project, continues to sell all of the produced gas after re-registering as a Russian LLC, and it has renewed nearly all contracts with foreign buyers, Andrei Okhotkin,...

 2022-09-29 11:51 

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Russian-Belarusian remote sensing satellite project to kick off in Jan 2023 - Roscosmos head...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Roscosmos is planning to launch a Russian-Belarusian remote sensing satellite project in January 2023, state corporation head Yury Borisov said at a press conference on Wednesday."On orders from the Russian president, the ...

 2022-09-29 10:18 

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Russia needs to export 50-60 mln tonnes of grain this season - First Deputy Agriculture Minister...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Russia needs to export 50-60 million tonnes of grain this agricultural year from July 2022 to June 2023, First Deputy Agriculture Minister Oksana Lut said on Wednesday at an expanded meeting of the State Duma committee on agri...

 2022-09-29 10:18 

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Russia registers 40,017 new cases of Covid-19, 111 deaths in past 24 hours - HQ...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Russia has registered 40,017 new cases of Covid-19 and 111 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the coronavirus response headquarters said on Wednesday."Russia recorded 40,017 new cases of Covid-19 and 3,300 patients...

 2022-09-29 09:36 

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Potential for Russian agribusiness exports to Angola put at $100 mln/year - Agroexport...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - The estimated potential for Russian agribusiness exports to Angola is $100 million per year, the Agriculture Ministry's Agroexport Center said in a report.The main promising exports are grains, foremost wheat, soybean oil,...

 2022-09-29 09:36 

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Emerson to sell Russian business, with Metran plant, to local management...

CHELYABINSK. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Emerson intends to sell its business in Russia, including the country's leading manufacturer of process automation equipment, Chelyabinsk-based Metran Industrial Group, to local management, the U.S. engineering compan...

 2022-09-29 09:24 

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Russia suspends double taxation agreement with Latvia as of Sept 26 - Russian MinFin...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Russia has suspended its double taxation agreement with Latvia effective September 26."Based on the need to take immediate steps in connection with Latvia's violation of its obligations under the agreement between the ...

 2022-09-28 14:54 

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Gazprom warns Naftogaz lawsuit could result in sanctions ban on transactions on part of Russia...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - The new arbitration proceedings initiated against Gazprom by Naftogaz of Ukraine put the Ukrainian company in jeopardy of being sanctioned by Russia, which would mean an automatic ban on any relations with it, Gazprom said in ...

 2022-09-28 14:54 

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U.S. DFC willing to finance Ukrainian businesses - Ukrainian Economy Ministry...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC, formerly the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, OPIC), an agency of the U.S. federal government, has said it is willing to finance individual Ukrainia...

 2022-09-28 14:51 

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Siluanov: Purchasing assets under fiscal rule in 2023 possible if oil prices exceed baseline; will decide which ones...

TAGANROG. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Purchasing assets under the fiscal rule, which will resume next year, though during the transition period in 2023, is possible if oil prices exceed the baseline scenario envisaged in the budget, Russian Finance Minister Anto...

 2022-09-28 14:51 

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Digital Ministry planning to resume accreditation of IT companies before Oct 15 - Shadayev...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - The Russian Digital Development Ministry expects to resume accreditation of Russian IT companies, suspended in August, by October 15, Digital Development Minister Maksut Shadayev said."I hope that by October 15 we will res...

 2022-09-28 14:15 

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Belarus's Finance Ministry preparing five bond issues totaling 50 bln Russian rubles...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Belarus's Finance Ministry has approved the parameters for five issues of bonds of the 8th-12th series that the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) the other day permitted for public placement and circulation in the Russian Feder...

 2022-09-28 14:15 

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Russia, China sign deal on mutual deployment of Glonass, Beidou satellite navigation systems in their territories - Roscosmos...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Russia and China have signed contracts for the deployment of Russian Glonass satellite navigation system stations in China and China's Beidou system stations in Russia, Roscosmos said on Tuesday."In the presence of Ros...

 2022-09-28 12:11 

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Tokayev: Kazakhstan to adhere to neutral position in foreign policy...

ASTANA. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan pursues a neutral position in its foreign policy in order to maintain peace with neighboring states and inside the country, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said."In this difficult period, when sanctions c...

 2022-09-28 12:11 

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Russia boosting grain exports to Africa, Middle East countries - Agriculture Minister...

MOSCOW. Sept 28 (Interfax) - Russia is increasing grain exports to countries in Africa and the Middle East, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said at a meeting on the progress of seasonal fieldwork chaired by President Vladimir Putin."Despite some...

 2022-09-28 11:51 

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Ukrainian MP call on Rada to ask EuroParl and Council of EU to extend temporary trade liberalization measures...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Ukrainian parliamentarians have called on the Verkhovna Rada to ask the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to extend temporary measures on trade liberalization until the completion of talks on Ukraine...

 2022-09-28 11:51 

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Ukraine finishes sowing winter rapeseed, sows winter wheat over 16% of planned area...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Ukrainian agricultural producers as of September 27 have fully finished sowing winter rapeseed over 961,000 hectares, Ukrainian media quoted the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry as saying on its website.Primary wint...

 2022-09-28 11:50 

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Russian grain, fertilizer exports still being hindered, this could lead to global food crisis - Putin...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - The world may face a global food crisis, and this is related not to the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, but to sanctions against Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said."The supply of our grain and fer...

 2022-09-28 10:49 

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ISS partner countries clear Crew Dragon spaceflight carrying Russian cosmonaut Kikina - Roscosmos...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - A panel of representatives of the International Space Station (ISS) project has cleared members of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, including cosmonaut Anna Kikina, for a flight to the ISS, Roscosmos said on Tuesday."On Monday,...

 2022-09-28 10:47 

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Nord Stream: Simultaneous breakdown of three gas pipeline strings unprecedented, not yet possible to estimate recovery period...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - The simultaneous breakdown of three gas pipeline strings in the Baltic Sea is unprecedented, Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG said in a statement."The breakdown that occurred simultaneously in three strings of the offsh...

 2022-09-28 10:14 

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French FM says she is now in Kyiv...

PARIS. Sept 27 (Interfax) - French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said on Tuesday that she is currently in Kyiv."Good morning Ukraine, it's good to be back. Kyiv," Colonna said on social media.She also posted a photo taken in Kyiv and a ca...

 2022-09-28 09:51 

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Isuzu might halt production in Russia like Toyota, Mazda - paper...

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Isuzu, which has production facilities in Ulyanovsk, is considering ending automobile production in Russia like fellow Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda, Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported.The company might make this decis...

 2022-09-27 14:56 

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Goznak, major Russian businessmen added to UK sanctions list...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The United Kingdom has announced a new sanctions package against Russia.Among others, JSC Goznak has been added to the list, according to a statement on the UK government website.Several major Russian businessmen have also bee...

 2022-09-27 14:56 

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London sanctions Russia over DPR, LPR, Ukraine referendums, adds more than 90 individuals, entities to sanctions lists...

LONDON. Sept 26 (Interfax) - British authorities have announced further sanctions on Russia for the referendums being held in the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR) and in Ukraine's Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions, the Foreign O...

 2022-09-27 13:29 

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Ukraine's State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving has become a member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, the agency said on its website.The alliance supports the large-scale development of hydrogen energy...

 2022-09-27 13:29 

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Makfa starts exporting flour to Saudi Arabia, to supply 5,000 tonnes by March 2023...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The Makfa company, one of Russia's leading manufacturers of flour and pasta, plans to export 5,000 tonnes of flour to Saudi Arabia by March 2023, Anton Belousov, Managing Director of JSC Makfa, said at a press conference o...

 2022-09-27 13:18 

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U.S. to provide extra $457.5 mln in assistance to Ukraine - Blinken...

WASHINGTON. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The United States will provide an additional $457.5 million to help cover the needs of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said."The United States will provide an additional $457....

 2022-09-27 13:18 

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Russian Investigative Committee: 15 people, among them 11 children, dead in Izhevsk shooting incident...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The death toll from Monday's shooting incident in a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk has reached 15, including 11 children, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Telegram on Monday."Russian Investigative Com...

 2022-09-27 12:55 

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Russia could help Kazakhstan produce plant-based products...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Russia could help Kazakhstan produce plant-based products, plant-based meat first and foremost, the Union of Plant-Based Product Producers said following a meeting of industry representatives with Kazakh Trade and Integration ...

 2022-09-27 12:55 

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Gas pressure declines in one of Nord Stream 2 strings - operator...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Gas pressure has dropped in one of the strings of the Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline, project operator Nord Stream 2 AG said in a statement."Overnight the Nord Stream 2 landfall dispatcher registered a rapid gas press...

 2022-09-27 12:19 

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Verkhovna Rada in mid-Nov to pass all bills needed to start talks on Ukraine's entry into EU - Rada deputy speaker...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Speaker Oleksandr Korniyenko believes that in mid-November the Ukrainian parliament will pass all bills needed to start negotiations on the country's accession to the European Union.&#...

 2022-09-27 12:19 

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Russia's constituent regions to receive 7.2 bln rubles in support up to 2025 for developing electronics industry in tech parks - Mishustin...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The Russian government plans to allocate funds annually to the country's constituent regions for developing their own electronics industry domestically, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a meeting with deputy prime ...

 2022-09-27 11:52 

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Russian exchanges ready to join in servicing of export settlements in digital currencies - Aksakov...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Russia's largest exchanges have the infrastructure that will allow them to instantly start servicing the flow of cryptocurrency, in case amendments on the settlement of export contracts in cryptocurrency are adopted, Anato...

 2022-09-27 11:52 

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BelAZ to deliver record number of dump trucks to Russia in 2022 - Belarusian ambassador...

MINSK. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Belarus in 2022 will deliver a record number of BelAZ dump trucks to Russia, Dmitry Krutoi, Belarusian Ambassador to Russia, said on Sunday in Moscow at the opening of an exposition at VDNKh center, where a 90-tonne BelAZ dump ...

 2022-09-27 11:27 

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Sollers Auto discussing termination of Russian JV with Mazda, plans to relaunch it - company...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The Sollers Auto Russian automotive group is discussing with Japan's Mazda the termination of car manufacturing in Russia's far east, and the group has plans to relaunch production at the facilities of the former joint...

 2022-09-27 11:27 

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OECD substantially improves outlook for Russia's 2022 GDP, expects decline of 5.5%...

PARIS. Sept 26 (Interfax) - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has improved its forecast for Russia's economy contracting this year, and it now expects the country's GDP to decline 5.5% instead of the fall of 10% fore...

 2022-09-27 11:04 

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Turkmengaz to purchase pipe products from TMK...

ASHGABAT. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Turkmengaz state concern will sign an agreement with PJSC TMK on purchasing various types of pipe products.Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedow has signed the corresponding resolution on authorizing concluding the contrac...

 2022-09-27 11:04 

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Fatalities in Izhevsk school shooting grow to 13, including 7 children - Russian Investigative Committee...

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - According to the preliminary information, the attack on an Izhevsk school killed 13 people, including seven children, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Telegram on Monday."According to the preliminary information...

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