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    Russia fines Twitter, Facebook for keeping data abroad

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:36pm on February 14, 2020

    A Moscow court on Thursday fined social networking giants Twitter and Facebook for ignoring a Russian law requiring them to store Russian citizens’ user data...

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    ‘Serf’ comedy becomes top- grossing Russian film

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:06pm on February 04, 2020

    A comedy that tells the story of a misbehaving rich kid waking up as a 19th century serf has become the highest grossing Russian film...

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    Mideast deal an opportunity

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:42pm on January 30, 2020

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday hailed US president Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan as a new opportunity after flying to Moscow to...

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    Russian MPs give quick approval to Putin reforms

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:07pm on January 23, 2020

    Russian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping constitutional reform bill put forward by president Vladimir Putin in its first reading, after less than two...

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    Kremlin promises public ‘discussion’ on constt reform

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:33pm on January 21, 2020

    The Kremlin on Tuesday said the Russian public will have a chance to discuss proposed amendments to the constitution, defending the speed with which Vladimir...

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    Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:19am on January 20, 2020

    More than a thousand opposition activists of various stripes marched in central Moscow on Sunday after president Vladimir Putin proposed re-drafting the constitution, unleashing political...

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    Putin says ‘transition’ crucial after political shake-up

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:03pm on January 19, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin has said he does not want Russia to return to the Soviet-era practice of rulers dying in office without a succession plan,...

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    Putin’s new PM promises ‘real changes’ for Russians

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:34pm on January 16, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s new prime minister promised ‘real changes’ on Thursday as he was approved by lawmakers after the Kremlin announced sweeping reform plans...

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    Putin proposes referendum on boosting parliament’s powers

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:25am on January 16, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a referendum on a package of reforms to Russia’s constitution that would strengthen the role of parliament. The move...

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    Putin proposes tax chief for prime minister

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:27pm on January 15, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed the little-known head of Russia’s tax service Mikhail Mishustin for the post of prime minister, the Kremlin said in...

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