7 in 10 European Businesses to Cut Russia Investment – Poll

Seven in 10 European businesses expect to cut their investments in Russia this year as Western sanctions over the Ukraine invasion and Moscow’s countermeasures have forced them to revise their outlooks, according to an Association of European Businesses (AEB) survey. The companies’ forecasts mark a dramatic reversal from their strong performance in 2021, when three-quarters of…

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Ukraine Dependent on Arms From Allies After Exhausting Soviet-Era Weaponry

Ukraine has depleted its stocks of Soviet and Russian-designed weaponry and is now completely dependent on allies for arms to defend against Russia’s invasion, U.S. military sources say.  Once part of the Soviet Union, Ukraine’s army and its defense industry were built around Soviet and Russian-standard equipment, small arms, tanks, howitzers and other weapons not…

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Foreigners Fighting for Ukraine Sentenced to Death by Russia-Backed Separatist Court

Three foreign men fighting alongside the Ukrainian army have been sentenced to death by a court in eastern Ukraine’s self-proclaimed Donetsk Peopleʼs Republic following a lightning-fast trial, Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti reported Thursday. British fighters Shaun Pinner, 48, and Aiden Aslin, 28, as well as Moroccan national Saadun Brahim, were charged with terrorism, committing a…

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Kremlin Receives Almost 42,000 Complaints on Missing Ukraine Soldiers – Investigation

The Kremlin received nearly 42,000 complaints in April from the relatives of soldiers missing in Ukraine, investigative outlet iStories reported Thursday. Official data revealed that President Vladimir Putin’s administration received 41,666 requests related to missing or captured soldiers. The Russian government has not released any official figures on its Ukraine death toll since March 25,…

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20 Russian Billionaires Challenge EU Sanctions in Court – Bloomberg

At least 20 Russian billionaires have launched legal challenges against European Union sanctions imposed after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.  More than 1,000 Russian individuals, including President Vladimir Putin, are on the EU sanctions list, which sees them hit by travel bans and asset freezes. Former Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, industrialist…

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“Rusatom Healthcare” JSC and NIIEFA JSC conducted a training on the maintenance of the cyclotron complex for the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Recently, the experts from “Rusatom Healthcare” JSC and NIIEFA JSC completed one of the most important stages of the cyclotron-radiochemical complex project in the Kingdom of Thailand. The Russian team, headed by “Rusatom Healthcare” JSC project expert Ilya Grigoryev and NIIEFA JSC head of the ion accelerator department Roman Klopenkov organized in-depth training on the…

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Russia’s Interior Ministry Creates New Department to Enforce Martial Law

Russia’s Interior Ministry has created a new department to help enforce martial law, the country’s state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday. The Main Directorate of Rapid Response will also coordinate ministry forces if a state of emergency or a counter-terrorism operation is declared in the country. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the new measures reflected…

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Europe’s Top Rights Court Rules Against Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban

Europe’s highest human rights court ordered Moscow to overturn its ban on the country’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Tuesday, just hours before Russian lawmakers passed legislation ending its jurisdiction. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said Tuesday that Russia violated 1,444 worshippers’ right to religious freedom when it declared the Christian organization an “extremist” group in…

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Moscow Chief Rabbi Leaves Russia, Alleging State Pressure Over War

Moscow chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt fled Russia two weeks after the invasion of Ukraine due to pressure to support the military campaign, his daughter-in-law said Tuesday. Journalist Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, the wife of Goldschmidt’s son Benyamin, tweeted that Goldschmidt “refused” to support the war. Goldschmidt and his wife, Dara Goldschmidt, traveled to Hungary in March to…

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Russia Jails 4 Jehovah’s Witnesses for 6 Years

A Russian court sentenced four members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the U.S.-based Christian evangelical movement, to six years in prison for “extremism,” investigators said Tuesday. The four adherents of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who hail from the city of Chita in eastern Siberia, were found guilty of organizing “extremist” activities between 2017 and 2020, the Investigative…

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Deutsche Bank Moves Hundreds of IT Workers from Russia to Germany – FT

Deutsche Bank has relocated hundreds of its Russia-based IT specialists to Germany following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.  The Frankfurt-headquartered bank has relocated approximately half of its 1,500 highly skilled software developers based in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as their families in the past three months, citing difficulties…

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Who Was Russian General Roman Kutuzov?

Major General Roman Kutuzov was reportedly leading an operation around the village of Mykolaiv on Sunday as Ukrainian artillery slammed into Russian positions across eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region.  Hours later, he was reported dead by Russian state television reporter Alexander Sladkov in a Telegram post that hailed the general’s bravery.  “The general led the soldiers…

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Latvia Grants Broadcast License to Russia’s Liberal TV Dozhd

Latvian officials have granted a broadcasting license to Russian TV channel Dozhd, regional news platform DELFI reported Monday.  Dozhd, previously Russia’s only independent television channel, suspended operations in March after being ordered ​​by authorities to stop broadcasting over its coverage of Moscow’s war in Ukraine.  Dozhd is expected to shortly resume operations from the Latvian…

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Rusatom Healthcare has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pharco Pharmaceuticals in Egypt

June 5, 2022, Cairo, Egypt – Rusatom Healthcare Joint Stock Company (integrator in the field of radiation technologies for medicine and other industries of ROSATOM) and the leading Egyptian pharmaceutical company Pharco Pharmaceuticals signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum was signed within the framework of the first Pan-African exhibition and conference Africa Health ExCon…

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Russia’s Top Diplomat Scraps Serbia Visit After Neighbors Close Airspace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Serbia has been scrapped after neighboring countries closed their airspace, his spokeswoman confirmed late Sunday. Serbian media reported earlier that Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia had not granted clearance to Lavrov’s flight over their territories. “Just an hour ago the countries surrounding Serbia closed the natural air channel…

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