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Moscow rejects Kiev's 'virtual' gas price, seeks $3.9bn to resume supplies
Russia is ready to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine only after it pays $2 billion of its debt and makes a $1.9 billion advance payment for future supplies, Russian Minister of Energy Aleksandr Novak said.

30.09.2014 12:18

Pentagon sends counterinsurgency military experts to Ukraine
​The Pentagon has supplied at least eight counterinsurgency and military-planning experts to Kiev to help Western-backed Ukrainian forces engaged in tense conflict with Russian-speaking populations in the east.

30.09.2014 17:17

Internet colossal eBay announces big plans for Russia
While Western nations continue to pile sanctions onto Russia, eBay the world's largest online marketplace is expanding in the country. On Tuesday, it opened up its platform to Russia’s biggest retailers, eBay’s first local overseas site in seven years.

30.09.2014 12:38

EU forks out further €165mn in aid to farmers hit by Russian sanctions
The EU has announced emergency funding for perishable fruit and vegetables hit by Russia’s EU food ban as part of efforts to help cover part of the farmers’ losses that are estimated at billions of euros.

30.09.2014 13:49

Russian senators cancel official US visit, plan to cut links with ‘hostile’ EU states
Russia’s Federation Council will boycott a scheduled business roundtable with US Senators next month, and has voiced intentions to stop co-operation with all sanction-supporting EU parliaments.

30.09.2014 13:02

Terrifying and inspirational: RT documents orphans’ climb up Kilimanjaro on prosthetics
​Three former orphans with severe disabilities attempt to make the grueling ascent to Africa’s highest peak to help Russian orphanages, in a new RT documentary.

28.09.2014 11:22

Russian-speaking citizens 'deliberately targeted' in E. Ukraine - Moscow investigators
Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against Ukraine’s military and civilian leadership, accusing top officials of “genocide” against the Russian-speaking population in southeast Ukraine during this year’s conflict.

29.09.2014 16:36

5 Caspian Sea nations hammer out resources-sharing deal in Russia
The five nations with access to the Caspian Sea have agreed on how they would share its resources at a meeting in Russia. All the details of the agreement are to be settled by next year, when a treaty is planned to be signed.

September 29, 2014 18:44

Sports is not political tool in international relations – Russia
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has spoken out against attempts by other countries to influence the activities of international sporting bodies, like the IOC or FIFA, as well as boycotting international events for political reasons.

29.09.2014 14:12

Kazakh president proposes free trade zone with Russia, Iran, other Caspian states
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested establishing a free trade zone involving Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan; all bordering the Caspian Sea and oil-rich.

29.09.2014 13:10

Car falls into monster 8-meter-wide sinkhole in Crimean road, 6 dead (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Six people, including two children died after their car fell into a monster sinkhole in the middle of the highway near the Crimean capital of Simferopol. The hole appeared to be 6 meters deep and 8 meters wide.

28.09.2014 09:36

Lavrov: High time to rearm, Moscow’s military upgrade long overdue
Russia’s investment in its military is not a sign of a looming new arms race but rather a long-overdue modernization, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with RT and the VGTRK media corporation.

28.09.2014 08:01

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