Are Russia and Belarus Creating a Unified Cabinet and Parliament?

Russian-language media was abuzz after Belarus’ top diplomat in Moscow said the countries are working toward creating a single parliament and cabinet of ministers. Talks to deepen Russian-Belarussian integration have taken on greater significance amid discussions that President Vladimir Putin could extend his rule past his current term limit by taking on the leadership of…

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Russia to Upgrade Homegrown Encyclopedia to Replace ‘Unreliable’ Wikipedia

Russia is to set up a new online site for its national encyclopedia after President Vladimir Putin said Wikipedia was unreliable and should be replaced. The move will ensure people can find “reliable information that is constantly updated on the basis of scientifically verified sources of knowledge,” a government resolution said. Putin last month proposed…

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Russians Embrace Black Friday Sales

Russian shoppers spent 30% more in Black Friday online sales this year than they did in 2018, the head of Russia’s internet retail association said Monday. Despite not celebrating Thanksgiving, Russian retailers and consumers still embraced the shopping bonanza that kicks off the day after the U.S. holiday. In total, Russians spent 22.3 billion rubles…

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Turkey Says Purchase Date for New S-400 Russian Missiles Is Just a ‘Technicality’

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

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Gazprom commences pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China

Release December 2, 2019, 13:05 Power of Siberia gas pipeline has come onstream. Gas production center has been set up in Yakutia. Conditions for further gas grid expansion have been created in eastern Russia. A ceremonial event marking the start of first-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China via the eastern route – the Power of Siberia gas trunkline – took place today. Taking part in the event…

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Gazprom completes construction of gas pipeline branch to town of Tsiolkovsky

Release December 2, 2019, 09:40 Power of Siberia is facilitating gas grid expansion in Amur Region. About 3,000 permanent jobs will be created at Amur GPP. A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Vasily Orlov, Governor of the Amur Region, took place today in Blagoveshchensk. The parties discussed issues related to enhancing their strategic cooperation in light of the start-up of the Power of Siberia gas…

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