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Russia sends 300 military instructors to Central Africa Republic

Dec 22 2020

MOSCOW/BANGUI Russia has sent 300 military instructors to the Central African Republic at the request of the country's leadership to help counter a surge in rebel violence ahead of Sunday's election, Russia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

No rush in Russian exports seen ahead of wheat tax

Dec 16 2020

* Market weighs effects of Russia's Feb. 15-June 30 export tax

Exclusive: Russia weighs wheat export tax, quota after Putin criticises food price rise

Dec 10 2020

MOSCOW Russia is considering imposing a grain export quota and wheat export tax for Feb. 15-June 30, following President Vladimir Putin's criticism of rising food prices, four sources familiar with the government's discussions told Reuters.

Russia's Nornickel says it will spend $600 million collecting Soviet-era Arctic waste

Dec 01 2020

MOSCOW Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel, hit by a fuel spill at an Arctic power station in May, will spend $600 million by 2030 collecting Soviet-era waste around its Arctic sites, it said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Siberian gold deposit is world's biggest by reserves - new estimate

Oct 22 2020

MOSCOW, Oct 22 Russia's largest gold producer Polyus said on Thursday its giant Sukhoi Log gold deposit in Siberia is the world's biggest by reserves.

UPDATE 1-Pandemic winners and losers to end Russia's share sale drought

Oct 02 2020

MOSCOW, Oct 2 Russian companies are poised to end a three-year drought for public share sales with a flurry of deals in Moscow and New York as both winners and losers from the COVID-19 pandemic look to raise funds.

Russia's Yandex in talks to buy online bank Tinkoff for $5.5 billion

Sep 22 2020

MOSCOW Russian bank TCS Group Holding is in talks to sell its online bank Tinkoff to Russian internet group Yandex for $5.48 billion (£4.30 billion), the two companies said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 4-Russia targets tobacco, mining, oil taxes in hunt to plug budget holes

Sep 16 2020

* Measures to bring $4.5 bln in fresh funds to budget per year

Beyond COVID, Russia's state grain trader UGC eyes Algeria and Iraq

Sep 03 2020

* Hopes for progress in talks with Algeria, Iraq after COVID-19

Battling protests, Lukashenko says Putin agreed to help security of Belarus

Aug 15 2020

MINSK/MOSCOW Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he had secured a pledge from Russia to provide comprehensive assistance if needed to ensure the security of his country in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. | Video

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