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Maria Kiselyova

Taliban attends peace talks in Moscow for first time, no progress reported

Nov 09 2018

MOSCOW Taliban officials attended a diplomatic conference in Russia for the first time on Friday, but reaffirmed their stance that they would only hold direct talks on Afghanistan's future with the United States, not with the Kabul government.

Russia opens terrorism investigation after teenager blows himself up

Oct 31 2018

MOSCOW Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country.

UPDATE 1-Russia c.bank holds rates, says it will study if increases needed

Oct 26 2018

* Analysts' view on next c.bank step vary (Adds analysts quotes, detail)

Russia c.bank holds rates, says to study if rate increases needed

Oct 26 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 26 The Russian central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 7.5 percent on Friday but said it would study whether rate rises are needed to address risks to its inflation target and to financial stability.

Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official

Oct 12 2018

MOSCOW Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year, the head of Russia's space agency said on Friday.

Virus hurts hopes of fatter returns for Russian pork producers

Oct 01 2018

MOSCOW Russia's pork industry is being hampered by African Swine Fever (ASF) as outbreaks of the virus are preventing producers from exporting more to lucrative Asian markets and leaving them with falling prices at home, industry experts say.

UPDATE 3-U.S. energy chief to meet Russian, Saudi counterparts ahead of Iran sanctions

Sep 09 2018

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Sept 9 U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Russia starting on Monday, sources familiar with the matter said, as the Trump administration encourages oil-producing countries to keep output up two months before it is due to renew sanctions on Iran's crude exports.

Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

Jun 17 2018

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Russia's Putin discusses political prisoners with Ukraine's Poroshenko

Jun 09 2018

KIEV/MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible exchange of prisoners during a telephone call on Saturday.

Catering to wealthy patients, Russia's EMC says ripe for IPO

May 31 2018

MOSCOW Russian private health clinic operator European Medical Centre (EMC) is preparing for a possible initial public offering to tap investor demand for recession-proof healthcare stocks, its chief executive told Reuters.

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