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Russia proposes changing tax agreement with Netherlands, eyes 15% dividend tax

05 Aug 2020

MOSCOW Russia's finance ministry on Wednesday proposed revising its bilateral tax agreement with the Netherlands, as Moscow looks to increase tax revenues on capital outflows to boost state coffers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawyer hails 'miracle' as Russian court releases Jehovah's Witness

04 Aug 2020

MOSCOW Russia has unexpectedly released a Jehovah's Witness on probation after a court overturned his 6-1/2 year jail sentence for extremism on appeal, a decision hailed by his lawyer on Tuesday as a "miracle".

Russian court places regional governor in pre-trial detention on murder charges

10 Jul 2020

MOSCOW A Russian court on Friday ordered that a regional governor who beat a ruling party candidate in a 2018 election be held in pre-trial detention, charged with organising the murder of several entrepreneurs 15 years ago.

Cinemas miss out on upgrades as Russia diverts funds in COVID-19 battle

08 Jul 2020

MOSCOW About 140 cinemas in Russia will miss out on scheduled modernisations after the government moved nearly 1.2 billion roubles ($16.5 million) earmarked for culture spending this year to its reserve fund as it tackles COVID-19.

Russian health minister sees no return to normal life before next February

03 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russia's health minister said on Friday that life was unlikely to return to normal until next February at the earliest, with thousands of new cases of the new coronavirus still being reported every day and the death toll in the country nearing 10,000.

Retailers erect monument to couriers who fed Moscow through lockdown

03 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Doctors and nurses have won praise for their efforts to contain Moscow's coronavirus crisis, but a monument unveiled on Friday celebrates different frontline workers: delivery men and women.

Kremlin calls vote allowing Putin to rule until 2036 a triumph as Russians ponder his next move

02 Jul 2020

MOSCOW The Kremlin said Russians had shown how much they trusted President Vladimir Putin with a nationwide vote that gave him the right to run for two more terms, while people wondered on Thursday whether he really would stay on another 16 years. | Video

Russia's Yandex after full control of taxi business as ride-hailing bounces back

24 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russian internet giant Yandex is interested in taking full control of its Yandex.Taxi ride-hailing service, a joint venture with Uber which returned to pre-pandemic growth levels in June.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Russian rouble firms, modest demand at cenbank's rare one-year repo auction

23 Jun 2020

MOSCOW, June 22 The Russian rouble firmed against the dollar on Monday, with rising risk appetite pushing aside fears of a second wave of COVID-19, while the central bank saw limited demand in a rare one-year repo auction.

Russian cities cancel military parades over coronavirus fears

15 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Three Russian cities on Monday joined a growing list of places that are cancelling June 24 military parades over coronavirus fears despite a decision by President Vladimir Putin to press ahead with the main event in Moscow.

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