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Sanctions

Leftists suggest tax moves to ensure dominance of domestic food producers
The Fair Russia parliamentary caucus wants to offer a VAT break to food retailers if over half of the products on their shelves are made in Russia.

01.09.2014 12:09

Putin: I hope common sense prevails in ‘war of sanctions’
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes Russia and the west can return to normal cooperation from the current mutually damaging “war of sanctions,” as Europe ponders whether it should go further in penalizing Moscow.

01.09.2014 09:33

Lawmakers seek to fast track law on personal data storage in Russia
A group of State Duma MPs want to speed up the enforcement of the recently-approved law obliging all web firms, including social networks, to store the personal data of Russian users on the country’s territory.

01.09.2014 09:48

Targeting Russia, hitting own businesses and people - State Duma Speaker on EU sanctions
Russian Parliament speaker Sergey Naryshkin has accused the US of influencing the EU into imposing sanctions on his country without knowing “the actual reasons behind the situation in Ukraine” and says Europe “will have to pay the price for this policy.”

31.08.2014 10:24

​Australia imposes new round of sanctions against Russia
The Australian government on Monday unveiled further sanctions against Russian oil and gas, financial and defense sectors, bringing Canberra in line with the European Union.

01.09.2014 07:46

Lavrov: US, EU must demand Kiev stop using heavy artillery, airstrikes against civilians
Russia’s foreign minister believes that the peace plan offered by the Ukrainian president is “unrealistic” and calls of the US and the EU to persuade Kiev to stop using heavy artillery and airstrikes against the civilian population in the country’s east.

01.09.2014 05:11

EU sets ‘deadline’: Russia faces sanctions if Ukraine crisis worsens over next week
At the EU summit in Brussels European leaders have agreed to finalize within a week the new set of sanctions against Russia and undertake other “preparatory work”, promising to impose them if the situation in Ukraine remains the same or worsens.

30.08.2014 13:46

EU sanctions are emotional step instructed by US – Russian parliament speaker
Blacklisting Russian individuals and targeting the country’s economy is but an emotional step the EU took after an apparent instruction from the US, Russian State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin told RT. But Moscow hasn’t sought to even the score, he added.

30.08.2014 13:23

Iran slams new round of US sanctions as ‘invasion’, says they violate nuclear deal
Iran’s president has condemned as an “invasion” new sanctions on around 30 firms, banks and individuals, imposed by the US amid stalled talks on Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran believes Washington’s move contradicts earlier agreements.

30.08.2014 09:25

Moscow warns of reprisal over Poland’s ‘outrageous’ airspace closure for Russian Defense Minister’s jet
Polish closure of its airspace for the plane of the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu will not go without an “appropriate response” as it caused a “real threat to flight safety,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated.

29.08.2014 20:48

UK seeking to bar Russia from using SWIFT banking network – report
The British government will press other European nations at a meeting in Brussels on Saturday to block Russia from using the SWIFT banking network, Bloomberg reported, in what could be a dramatic expansion of sanctions.

29.08.2014 18:03

Sanctions are of no concern at glittering 2014 Moscow car show
The Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) - one the world’s top ten auto shows - has opened its doors to public on Friday showing that sanctions against Russia are of no real concern for participants and visitors.

29.08.2014 14:02

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