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Russia is Issuing New Banknotes with Crimea on Them

Russia confirmed that on one side of the note it shows a Crimean landmark — the “Swallow’s Nest” castle — while on the other side it shows”scuttled ships in Sevastopol Bay.” Nearly two years ago, the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea was controversially “reunified” with Russia by way of well equipped, …

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Russia is Facilitating Visa Regime with Georgia

Russia MFA

Nine years after mass deportation of Georgian citizens, Russia will introduce a simplified entry visa regime for Georgian citizens starting December 23, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Russia has completely reversed its tough stance on Georgian tourists by introducing simplified visa-procedures. Today Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement that …

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Toshiba Leaves Russian Market

Toshiba Leaves Russian Market

Japanese company Toshiba closes its Russian division for television sets and kitchen appliances Toshiba CIS, Kommersant newspaper reported Monday. According to the newspaper, Toshiba will leave in Russia only its b2b-unit Toshiba Rus, which works with the Russian Mail, Sberbank and Power Machines. We have completely left the Russian consumer …

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Russia’s Power Grip Over Baltics Ending With Billion-Euro Cables

Russia's Power Grip Over Baltics Ending With Billion-Euro Cables

A quarter of a century after breaking free from the Soviet Union, the Baltic states are finally getting rid of their electricity dependence too. One of two new cables costing 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), connecting Lithuania to Poland, started on Wednesday, according to grid managers. Commercial flows on the …

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Georgia Plans to Export Citrus to Central Asia

Citrus in Georgia

In the near future, Georgian citruses might be  exported  to Central Asia. As the Minister of Agriculture of Georgia Zaur Putkaradze  states CBW, the Ministry  is actively negotiating on this issue. It is assumed that the products can be transported to Central Asia in a  ferry across the Caspian Sea. “Our …

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Sergey Lavrov’s View as to Why Turkey Shot Down SU-24 Plane

Shooting the Su-24 down, Turkey may have tried to disrupt the talks on Syria taking place in the Vienna format. According to TASS, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated this after his talks with Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides. According to Lavrov, the Turkish side must realize what it needs to …

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Egypt Replaces Turkey in the Russian Market

Cairo has asked Moscow to provide it with the list of banned Turkish goods, saying it is ready to export Egyptian products to Russia. The issue was raised at the meeting between Egyptian Trade Minister Tarek Kabila and his Russian counterpart Denis Manturov, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and …

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Turkish Brands Excluded from Russian Market

Turkish Brands Excluded from Russian Market

November 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree “On measures to ensure Russian national security and to protect Russian citizens from criminal and other unlawful actions and the application of special economic measures with respect to the Turkish Republic,” the Kremlin …

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Turkey-Russia Jet Downing: Moscow Announces Sanctions

Russia has announced a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday. A decree signed by President Vladimir Putin (in Russian) covers imports from Turkey, the work of Turkish companies in Russia and any Turkish nationals working for …

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