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Exclusive: Russia's VTB to stay in grain business for next 3-5 years - CEO

Oct 28 2020

MOSCOW Russia's VTB bank, which has transformed itself into a major grain trader within a year, plans to remain in the grain business for the next three to five years, Andrey Kostin, the chief executive of the state-controlled lender, told Reuters.

Exclusive: Russia needs to boost its debt, VTB CEO says, bank ready to co-finance budget

Oct 28 2020

MOSCOW Russia needs to increase its state debt to support economic growth and VTB , its second biggest bank, is ready to ramp up government bond purchases to help finance budget needs, Chief Executive Andrey Kostin told Reuters in an interview.

Moscow to reinstate tough measures if COVID-19 rules ignored

Oct 01 2020

MOSCOW Moscow may reinstate tough measures if its 13 million population ignores COVID-19 protection rules, its mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Thursday after the Russian capital started to record increases in daily cases of infection.

Russian loan won't keep Lukashenko afloat for long

Sep 15 2020

MOSCOW A $1.5 billion loan from Russia will shore up Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko for the time being as he tries to face down mass protests, but not for long.

Belarus leader looks to Putin to help him cling on to power

Sep 13 2020

MOSCOW President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus will seek the backing of Russia's Vladimir Putin at a crucial meeting on Monday after a fifth consecutive weekend of huge protests demanding that he step down.

At least 100,000 Belarus protesters flood streets to demand end of Lukashenko

Sep 13 2020

MOSCOW At least 100,000 Belarusian protesters took to the streets of Minsk on Sunday in one of the biggest demonstrations yet against President Alexander Lukashenko after he claimed a landslide victory in an election his opponents say was rigged. | Video

UPDATE 3-Russian assets slide as Germany says Kremlin critic poisoned

Sep 02 2020

* Rouble was already under pressure from Belarus crisis (Adds quotes, background, releads)

Russia raises oil output in Aug as global curbs ease

Sep 02 2020

MOSCOW Russia increased its oil and gas condensate production in August as global output curbs eased, indicating it can restore its fields quickly even without an earlier announced plan to drill new wells, data showed and sources said.

Russia to mass produce experimental COVID-19 vaccine: wealth fund head

Jul 16 2020

MOSCOW Russia plans to produce 30 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine domestically this year, with the potential to manufacture a further 170 million abroad, the head of the country's sovereign wealth fund told Reuters.

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