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2014 Q&A marathon: Public awaits Putin’s take on watershed year for Russia
The much-anticipated Q&A marathon by Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to be heavy on economics and politics following major geopolitical shifts this year. RT is broadcasting it live for international audiences.

18.12.2014 03:50

​Sanctions’ goal is regime change, no matter Cuba or Russia
Obama is lifting Cuba sanctions not because they are morally wrong but due to their failure to deliver a result – which is still regime change, just like in the case of Russia, foreign affairs expert Nebojsa Malic told RT.

18.12.2014 03:16

Russia not fit to be part of international financial system – Cameron
The combined effect produced by Western sanctions and low oil prices proves that there’s no place for Russia in the international financial system, believes British prime minister David Cameron, urging for more pressure on Moscow.

17.12.2014 20:40

Psaki misspoke: Obama not yet signed new anti-Russian bill
US President Barack Obama has not yet signed a bill clearing the way for more economic sanctions against Russia. The US State Department confirmed Jen Psaki misspoke during the press briefing.

17.12.2014 21:28

Italian ex-MEP arrested, kicked out of Estonia & called Russian ‘agent of influence’
Journalist and former European Parliament member, Giulietto Chiesa of Italy, was detained by the Tallinn police due to his pro-Russian views, which make him a threat to Estonia’s national security, the country’s Foreign Ministry told RT in an e-mail.

17.12.2014 16:50

Shopping frenzy, social media fuss and jokes in Russia as ruble collapses
Luxury cars, jewellery, fridges and TVs are selling like hot cakes. Russians are rushing to buy retail after 'Black Tuesday’ - the day the Ruble lost 20% of its value. And you can watch it on social media.

17.12.2014 11:11

Upper House plans probe into Central Bank role in ruble crash
Federation Council Chair Valentina Matviyenko has ordered a vote on a parliamentary investigation into the recent activities of the Central Bank and its alleged role in the worst-ever plunge of the ruble rate.

17.12.2014 12:48

Russia ‘forced to accept’ €1.86bn compensation for former shareholders of oil giant
Russia has agreed to pay €1.86 billion in compensation to former Yukos shareholders after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused its appeal, said Russian Justice Minister Aleksandr Konovalov.

17.12.2014 09:28

Suspected Moscow theater massacre organizer arrested
Russian security forces have arrested a suspected organizer of the hostage-taking at a Moscow theater in 2002. He is said to have provided weapons and explosives to the terrorists, who took over 900 people hostage in a crisis that led to over 130 deaths.

17.12.2014 10:06

Go West, Young Han
November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history.

17.12.2014 09:00

Solstice searching: On market panics & currency collapse
The shortest day of the year is almost at hand. The longest night of worry for Russia’s economy is already upon us. Despite financial storm clouds which threaten international contagion, there is still hope.

17.12.2014 08:32

‘Terror has no religion’: MP urges ban on phrase ‘Islamic terrorist’ in mass media
A Russian lawmaker proposes a ban on expressions such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ and ‘Islamist militant’ in the mass media, claiming they give people the wrong impression about Islam and put ordinary believers at risk.

17.12.2014 08:36