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Russia Said to Be Ready to Sign Pact on Resuming Cairo Flights

5 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia Said to Be Ready to Sign Pact on Resuming Cairo Flights
Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi / Kremlin Press Service Bloomberg — Russia may restore flights to Cairo in the wake of a visit Monday to Egypt by President Vladimir Putin, two years after it suspended air connections over terrorism fears, a senior Russian official and an industry representative in Moscow said. The agreement on restoring flights Read More

Skyscraper City Becomes a Citadel of Putin’s State Capitalism

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(Bloomberg) — Russia built it, but they didn’t come. Two decades in the making, Moscow City is finally filling up with tenants, just not necessarily the kind Russia had in mind when it conceived the glass-and-steel district as an international financial hub. With the economy besieged by sanctions and some of its biggest companies becoming pariahs Read More

Russian Railways Passenger Lines to Bypass Ukraine

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Sergei Kiselyov / Moskva News Agency Russian Railways (RZD) passenger trains will bypass Ukraine on their way to Western destinations starting Dec. 11, the state-run TASS news agency has reported, citing RZD’s head of passenger transportation Dmitri Pegov. RZD delivered on the promise to bypass Ukraine by the end of 2017 as part of larger Kremlin Read More

Russian Businessmen Who Accepted State Support Risk U.S. Sanctions

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Vladimir Putin (r) at the meeting with representatives of business circles / Kremlin Press Service Russian businessmen who have received $300 million or more from state coffers could be targeted by U.S. sanctions next year, The Bell reported on Friday. U.S. government departments are preparing a list of Russian “oligarchs” close to the Kremlin to present to Read More

Cyber Heist Linked to Russians Targets Banks From Moscow to Utah

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Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — A previously unknown ring of Russian-language hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe. The MoneyTaker group broke into 20 systems, which includes 15 U.S. lenders, targeting Read More

Putin, Sisi Set to Finalize $30 Billion Nuclear Deal, Boost Ties

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Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg) (Bloomberg) — Egypt and Russia plan to finalize this week a long-awaited deal to build a $30-billion nuclear plant in the North African country, officials with knowledge of the deal said, as the Kremlin seeks to further expand its influence in the volatile region. Russian leader Vladimir Putin is due Read More