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Russia Decreased Tariffs for Goods Imported from Iran

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Russia has decreased tariffs for goods imported from Iran to boost mutual trade, Mehdi Sanaei, Iranian Ambassador to Russia said. Moscow has decreased the customs tariffs from 27 percent to 3-7 percent, Sanaei said, Iran ’s official IRNA news agency reported Sept. 17.The ambassador made the remarks in a meeting …

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Russia May Have its Own Virtual Currency in 2016

The Russian QIWI payment system wants to enter the $3.8 billion virtual currency market by introducing the first national crypto-currency. However, Russian authorities are concerned that the ‘bit-ruble’ could be used for money laundering and bankrolling of terrorism. The launch is scheduled for 2016, but to do that QIWI needs …

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Russian Tourists Spent $315.3 m in Georgia

According to the Georgian Economy Minister Dimitri Kumsishvili, revenues of the tourism industry received from Russian tourists in Georgia amounted to more than $315.3 million in January-August period of 2015. In January-August of 2015 the number of visitors from Russia increased by 15% compared to  the same period of last …

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Boris Nemtsov Posthumously Given American Liberty Award

Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader who was tragically assassinated last year, was posthumously awarded the American Liberty Award. The Award is annually presented by the International Republican institute in Washington, D.C., Russian service of BBC reports. Nemtsov’s former colleague and Parnas party partner Vladimir Kara-Murza received the Award for …

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Rosneft President: Russia Has Most Energy Potential

Russia can potentially extract 367-508 billion barrels of oil, the President of Rosneft Igor Sechin stated at FT Commodities. “This is significantly larger than not only the U.S. but Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia’s oil potential,” he added. According to Sechin, Russia’s hydrocarbon potential is the largest in the world. “Thus, …

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Armenia-Russia Trade Has Shrunk by 14,3% in Seven Months 

The volume of external trade between Armenia and Russia during the January-July period constituted $653,5 million, which is 14,3% less compared to the same period of last year, News Armenia reports. It is worth noting that the trade with Russia represents 24,6% of Armenia’s total external trade.  Export from Armenia …

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Russia & China to put $15bn in high-speed railway from Moscow to Kazan

Russia expects the new route to be open in 2020, becoming a role model of Russian-Chinese transport and infrastructure cooperation, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We have already agreed on the parameters of joint funding for the construction of a high-speed route between Moscow and Kazan, and the amount of …

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Putin Wants to Create a Eurasian Currency

Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that aims to eliminate the US dollar and the euro from trade between CIS countries. Putin has already submitted the draft law to the State Duma, reads Kremlin’s press service statement. This move would mean creating a single financial market between Russia, …

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U.S. Weighs Sanctioning Russia and China in Cyber Attacks

The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no final decision had been made on imposing sanctions, which could strain relations with …

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