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Russia's annual inflation accelerates to 6.79% - economy ministry

MOSCOW, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Annual inflation in Russia accelerated to 6.79% in the week to Aug. 30, a fresh five-year high, from 6.68% a week earlier, the economy ministry said on Wednesday.

The data adds pressure on the central bank, which targets inflation at 4%, to raise rates for the fifth time so far this year at its next board meeting on Sept. 10. (Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya Writing by Andrey Ostroukh Editing by Mark Potter)

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