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7 Key Deals Signed at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum

From energy supplies to consumer goods – here is a list of the most significant agreements signed by foreign companies in Russia during SPIEF. On…

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Vladivostok Court Imposes 56 mln ruble Fine on Orcas’ Harvester Oceanarium

The Vladivostok Frunzensky District Court has imposed a 56.4 million ruble fine on LLC Oceanarium DV, which harvested and held orcas and belugas in the…

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Azerbaijan and Russia Signed the Protocol on Sharing Water Resources of Samur River

The 16th meeting of the Azerbaijan-Russian joint committee on the division of water resources of the transboundary Samur River was held in Baku, Trend reports…

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Russian government supports bill on blocking animal abuse content

Russia’s government has favored a bill envisaging pretrial blocking of online content containing scenes of cruelty to animals, the chief of the State Duma committee…

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Denmark refuses to authorize Nord Stream 2

Denmark is threatening to make things difficult for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Russia has already laid one third of the pipeline alongside…

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Russia worried about Norway’s decision to dump mining waste into Arctic fjord

Minister of Natural Resources and ecology of Russia, Mr Dmitry Kobylkin, has raised the question at Tuesday’s meeting with Norway’s Environmental Minister Mr Ola Elvestuen….

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Artist probes Russia’s toxic legacy through family history

Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents’ bedding every day. His father worked in the factories of Dzerzhinsk,…

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Russia will free nearly 100 captive whales from “prison”

After months of public outrage, Russian authorities ordered the release of nearly 100 beluga and orca whales held captive in Russia Thursday, The Associated Press reports….

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