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 2022-07-30 16:50 

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Russia's withdrawal from ISS project to take up to 2 years - Roscosmos head Borisov...

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - Russia will fully meet its commitments on the International Space Station (ISS), including on its drowning, head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos Yury Borisov said."I'll say it again: all of this [withd...

 2022-07-30 16:19 

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National Bank of Ukraine estimates unemployment in Q2 at 35%, expects decline to 28.9% by year-end...

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - The economic slump caused by the crisis in Ukraine boosted unemployment to 35% (based on the International Labor Organization calculation methodology) in Q2 2022, and the substantial reduction in economic activity has dramatic...

 2022-07-30 14:58 

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UWC resuming production at Tikhvin industrial site in Aug...

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - United Wagon Company is resuming production of railcars, the company said in a statement via its official Telegram channel."After a forced downtime, we are gradually resuming production activities and are beginning to prod...

 2022-07-30 14:55 

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Russian cosmonauts to perform spacewalk in middle of Aug - Roscosmos...

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveyev will perform a spacewalk in the middle of August to work at integrating the European manipulator ERA into the International Space Station (ISS), Roscosmos said."Roscosmos...

 2022-07-30 14:29 

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Coronavirus sickness rate rising in Russia; our task is to prevent it from growing further - Russian deputy PM...

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - The coronavirus sickness rate is rising in Russia, as it is doing worldwide, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said at a meeting of the coronavirus response headquarters.Work needs to be organized to prevent a fur...

 2022-07-30 14:05 

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Moldovan president reaffirms Chisinau's commitment to peaceful settlement of Transdniestrian conflict...

BUCHAREST. July 29 (Interfax) - Chisinau is ready to continue looking for ways of peaceful settlement of the conflict in Transdniestria, Moldovan President Maia Sandu said."The events in Ukraine are influencing the situation, and our ability to achiev...

 2022-07-30 12:53 

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Transfer of Kumtor gold mine to Kyrgyzstan's ownership completed...

BISHKEK. July 29 (Interfax) - The Kumtor gold mine has been transferred to Kyrgyzstan's ownership, the presidential press service reported on Friday."A procedure to exchange documents confirming the process of transfer of the Kumtor gold mine to t...

 2022-07-30 12:44 

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Over 6.6 mln people remain internally displaced in Ukraine - IOM...

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - There are currently more than 6.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine, Communications Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ukraine Varvara Zhluktenko said."According to data o...

 2022-07-30 12:02 

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Roscosmos to start withdrawing from ISS project in 2024, but date of ceasing operations at ISS not yet decided - head...

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - Russia has not yet notified partners about its withdrawal from the International Space Station (ISS) project; the process will begin after 2024 and will be taking the station's technical state into account, Roscosmos head ...

 2022-07-29 15:46 

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Shell, partners working on alternative routes for exporting oil from Kazakhstan besides CPC - CFO...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Shell (SPB: RDS.A) is working with partners on alternative routes for oil exports from Kazakhstan, CFO Sinead Gorman said at a press conference."The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is now operational, but we are also loo...

 2022-07-29 15:46 

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Verkhovna Rada grants legal, social guarantees for Poles residing in Ukraine...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - The Verkhovna Rada has granted legal and social guarantees to Polish citizens living in Ukraine.In total, 283 deputies voted for the relevant bill No. 7550 at a plenary session on Thursday, the Ukrainian media reported, citing...

 2022-07-29 15:24 

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Russia, China trade turnover could reach $165-$170 bln in 2022 - Russian Economic Development Ministry...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Trade turnover between Russia and China could reach $165-$170 billion in 2022, and the value of mutual trade in the first months of the year has already exceeded the target, the press service of Russia's Economic Developme...

 2022-07-29 15:24 

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Lithuania willing to join in Ukraine's recovery plan...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Lithuania, along with the international community, is willing to participate in the implementation of a plan for Ukraine's recovery, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said."We are helping as much as our capabilities...

 2022-07-29 14:35 

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Ukraine to enter August with 11.8 bcm of gas in UGS facilities - Naftogaz CEO...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Ukraine should enter August with natural gas reserves of around 11.8 billion cubic meters in its underground gas storage (UGS) facilities, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine CEO Yuriy Vitrenko said."We currently have 11.7 bcm of gas...

 2022-07-29 14:35 

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Otkritie cuts volume of forex assets nearly 66%, awaiting further devaluation of balance sheet...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Otkritie Bank has cut the volume of its forex assets nearly 66% to $3.5 billion since the beginning of the year, CEO Mikhail Zadornov told reporters.Otkritie had $9.5 billion on its balance sheet prior to the start of the mili...

 2022-07-29 14:06 

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World Bank, KSE estimate expenses on telecommunications restoration in Ukraine at $2.6 bln...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - The World Bank experts in cooperation with the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), as well as the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation and the National Commission, which provides state regulation of electronic communicatio...

 2022-07-29 14:06 

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Ukraine implements one of recommendations it received while being granted EU candidate status - head of EU Delegation...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Ukraine has implemented one of the recommendations it received while being granted European Union candidate status by appointing Oleksandr Klymenko head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, Head of the E...

 2022-07-29 14:04 

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Russian court orders U.S. messenger Snapchat be fined 1 mln rubles for not localizing personal data of Russian users...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - The Tagansky District Magistrates' Court in Moscow ruled on Thursday to find the United States company, Snap Inc. guilty of failing to localize the personal data of its Russian users in Russian territory, an Interfax corre...

 2022-07-29 14:04 

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Ukrenergo requesting redemption of $825 mln in Eurobonds be postponed from Nov 2026 to Nov 2028...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Ukrenergo has announced a proposal for investors on altering the terms of an issue of $825 million in sustainability bonds with a yield of 6.875% and maturing in November 2026, Ukrainian media are reporting citing the company....

 2022-07-29 13:08 

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Tor anonymizer once again banned by court in Russia...

SARATOV. July 28 (Interfax) - Saratov's Leninsky District Court has granted the claims of the Saratov district prosecutor's office in a case against the Tor network project website in Russia, the court told Interfax."The claims to recognize th...

 2022-07-29 13:08 

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U.S. booking service Hotels.com fined 1 mln rubles for failure to localize personal data of Russian users...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - The Tagansky District Magistrates' Court in Moscow has found the U.S. hotel booking service Hotels.com guilty of failing to localize the personal data of its Russian users in Russian territory, an Interfax correspondent re...

 2022-07-29 12:49 

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Linde deconsolidates Russian assets, records losses of $1 bln...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Linde has determined that it can no longer control its Russian subsidiaries and has excluded them from the group's reporting, the engineering company said in a financial statement."Multiple jurisdictions, including Eur...

 2022-07-29 12:49 

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Ukravtodor follows sovereign issuer in proposing that Eurobond holders accept two-year delay in payments...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - The State Agency of Motor Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor), which last June placed $700 million in debut Eurobonds maturing in 2028 at 6.25% under government guarantees, has approached bondholders with a proposal to defer payment...

 2022-07-29 11:59 

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Restrictions may be reintroduced if coronavirus situation gets worse in Russia - Rospotrebnadzor...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Coronavirus restrictions may be reintroduced if the coronavirus situation gets worse, Russia's consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said."Generally, there is a tendency towards an increase in the coronavirus sickne...

 2022-07-29 11:55 

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Ukraine to do its utmost to start talks on EU membership as soon as possible - Zelensky...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Ukraine will do its utmost to start negotiations on becoming a member of the European Union as soon as possible, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said."We filed an application to join the European Union and were gran...

 2022-07-29 11:50 

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Swedish music service Spotify fined 500,000 rubles in Russia for refusing to localize Russians' data - court...

MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - A magistrate court of Moscow's Tagansky District on Thursday found the Swedish music platform Spotify guilty of a violation expressed in a refusal to localize Russians' data on the territory of Russia, an Interfax corr...

 2022-07-28 13:57 

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U.S. basketball player Griner says in court she did not intend to violate Russian laws...

KHIMKI, Moscow region. July 27 (Interfax) - American basketball player Brittney Griner, charged with possessing and smuggling narcotic substances in Russia, said during questioning in court that she used medical marijuana found in her possession with doct...

 2022-07-28 13:57 

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NBU boosts volume of monetary financing of budget to UAH 240 bln, hoping to remain within UAH 400 bln through end of year...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in July increased the volume of monetary financing of the state budget through direct redemption of domestic bonds from UAH 225 billion to UAH 240 billion UAH, First Deputy Governor of the NB...

 2022-07-28 13:54 

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Deputy CBR Deputy Governor Isaev leaving regulator on Aug 1...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - Central Bank of Russia (CBR) Deputy Governor Yury Isaev has decided to leave the Central Bank on August 1 at his own request, the regulator said in a statement.Isayev, who helmed the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) for many yea...

 2022-07-28 13:54 

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Ukraine's Black Sea ports resume operations...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - The operations of the Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi (Yuzhnyi) ports in Ukraine have restarted following the signing of an agreement on unblocking Ukrainian seaports to resume grain exports, Ukrainian media outlets quoted th...

 2022-07-28 13:35 

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Azerbaijan, U.S. to discuss ways to enhance cooperation on cybersecurity...

BAKU. July 27 (Interfax) - Maj. Gen. Michael Wickman, United States Army National Guard (ARNG) Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Europe and Africa, has arrived in Azerbaijan for a visit."U.S. Embassy Baku welcomes U.S. Army Europe-Africa'...

 2022-07-28 13:35 

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NBU allows banks to sell 50% of earlier bought cashless foreign currency to citizens in cash...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has allowed banks to sell citizens not only earlier purchased cash foreign currency but also 50% of the overall amount of cashless foreign currency bought from citizens over that period, the ...

 2022-07-28 12:24 

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Joint Coordination Center supervising Ukrainian grain exports unveiled in Istanbul...

ISTANBUL. July 27 (Interfax) - Istanbul is hosting the inauguration ceremony of the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) set up under the initiative on mutual understanding for the safe transportation of grain from Ukrainian seaports, the Anadolu Agency report...

 2022-07-28 12:24 

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Ukraine exports 1.23 mln tonnes of grain crops since start of 2022-2023 marketing year - ministry...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - Ukraine has exported 1.23 million tonnes of grain crops, including 849,000 tonnes of corn (69% of all grain exports), 264,000 tonnes of wheat (21.5%), and 106,000 tonnes of barley (8.6%), from July 1 to 27, Ukrainian media rep...

 2022-07-28 12:10 

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Rospotrebnadzor expert sees no need to reinstate Covid-related restrictions at federal level...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - There is no need to reinstate coronavirus-related restrictions at the federal level in Russia because of the rise in Covid morbidity and the spread of more contagious sub-lineages of the Omicron strain, Natalia Pshenichnaya, D...

 2022-07-28 12:10 

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S8 Capital group to buy out business of U.S. elevator manufacturer Otis in Russia, to start production in August...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - U.S. elevator equipment manufacturer Otis Worldwide Corporation has reached an agreement to sell its Russian business, the company said following the publication of its report for the second quarter of 2022.According to the pr...

 2022-07-28 11:20 

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Moldova to introduce water rationing due to drought...

CHISINAU. July 27 (Interfax) - Moldova will introduce water rationing due to an unprecedented drought, the Moldovan Environment Ministry said on Tuesday.The ministry held a meeting with officials of state establishments to discuss measures to rationalize ...

 2022-07-28 11:19 

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Iran sees prospects for partnering with Gazprom on joint deliveries to Pakistan, Oman - media...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - Iranian authorities see prospects for cooperation with Gazprom in joint gas deliveries to Pakistan and Oman, the Tasnim news agency quoted Iran's Petroleum Minister Minister Javad Owji as saying.As reported, Gazprom and th...

 2022-07-28 10:55 

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Rada backs Kostin's appointment as Ukrainian prosecutor general - Prosecutor General's Office...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has given its consent to appointing Andriy Kostin prosecutor general, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to a social media post by the Prosecutor General's Office.Draft resolution No....

 2022-07-28 10:26 

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Russia to give Kyrgyzstan grant worth $10 mln, equipment for Emergency Situations Ministry worth $8 mln - Kyrgyz FM...

BISHKEK. July 27 (Interfax) - Russia will provide $10 million to support Kyrgyzstan's budget, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubayev told a press conference on Wednesday."Russia will give Kyrgyzstan $10 million in the form of a grant, which wil...

 2022-07-28 10:18 

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Zelensky nominates MP Andriy Kostin for Ukrainian prosecutor general...

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - A presidential draft decree appointing Servant of the People pro-presidential faction MP Andriy Kostin to the post of Ukraine's prosecutor general was registered with the Verkhovna Rada on July 27, the Ukrainian media said...

 2022-07-27 17:02 

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Influenza returns after 2-year pause due to coronavirus - Russian scientist...

NOVOSIBIRSK. June 26 (Interfax) - The full-scale flu spread has resumed in the human population after a break in 2020-2021, head of the laboratory of molecular virology at the St. Petersburg-based Research Institute of Influenza Andrei Komissarov said....

 2022-07-27 17:02 

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First Russian transit train with sanctioned cargo arrives in Kaliningrad region - authorities...

KALININGRAD. July 26 (Interfax) - The first train transporting sanctioned cargo whose transportation was prohibited by Lithuania earlier has arrived in the Kaliningrad region, Dmitry Lyskov, the press secretary for the Kaliningrad regional governor, told ...

 2022-07-27 16:52 

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Beijing ready to support Trans-Afghan transport corridor project...

TASHKENT. July 26 (Interfax) - Beijing is ready to support the implementation of transport projects, including a railroad that would connect Mazar-i-Sharif, Kabul and Peshawar, China's special envoy to Afghanistan Yue Xiaoyong said."The Chinese le...

 2022-07-27 16:52 

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Israel urges its citizens to leave Ukraine, refrain from visiting Uman during Rosh Hashanah - Foreign Ministry statement...

MOSCOW. July 26 (Interfax) - The Israeli Foreign Ministry has called on Israeli citizens to refrain from visiting Ukraine, including the city of Uman in the Cherkasy region and its environs."Israeli citizens currently in Ukraine are urged to leave the...

 2022-07-27 16:25 

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Ukrainian Customs Service issued 80 certificates to export scrap metal to EU in H1 - Finance Ministry...

MOSCOW. July 26 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian State Customs Service issued 80 certificates to businesses exporting scrap metal to European Union member states in January-June 2022, Ukrainian media reported with reference to the Finance Ministry's reply t...

 2022-07-27 16:25 

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Ukraine took important steps in implementing its reform agenda - EU report...

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS. July 26 (Interfax) - The European Union has published its annual report on Ukraine's implementation of the Association Agreement, noting that despite the challenges, the reforms that have been carried out in the country enable it to e...

 2022-07-27 15:57 

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Belarus expects gross grain harvest of 10 mln tonnes in 2022 - Lukashenko...

MINSK. July 26 (Interfax) - Belarus expects a gross grain harvest of 10 million tonnes this year, President Alexander Lukashenko said."Experts forecast that the gross grain harvest, including rapeseed, corn, and colza, will be about 10 million tonnes,...

 2022-07-27 15:57 

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First module of new Russian space station may be launched in 2028 - RSC Energia...

MOSCOW. July 26 (Interfax) - The first module of a promising Russian space station may be launched into orbit by the Angara-A5M launch vehicle in 2028, General Designer of the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation Vladimir Solovyov said."If the decisio...

 2022-07-27 15:53 

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Ukraine to receive nearly 1.6 bln euros from EIB...

BRUSSELS. July 26 (Interfax) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) will allocate 1.59 billion euros to Ukraine under a European Union budget guarantee in order to assist the country in rebuilding critical infrastructure, the European Commission (EC) said o...

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