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    Coronavirus, falling oil hit Putin hopes for economic revival

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:54pm on March 20, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin insists the economy can weather the coronavirus storm and low oil prices but the two-pronged crisis is a huge challenge to...

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    Russian airlines risk bankruptcy over pandemic: government

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:06pm on March 17, 2020

    Russian airlines could sustain major losses and some might go bankrupt because of hits from the coronavirus, the government warned on Tuesday. Carriers face two...

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    Putin signs Russia’s constt reform law

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:22pm on March 14, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed the package of constitutional reforms he had proposed, including a clause giving him an option to run for...

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    Dozens detained at Russian opposition protest

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:08pm on March 14, 2020

    Moscow police detained dozens of people at a protest against ‘political repressions’ near the headquarters of the Russian security service, including a well-known human rights...

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    Putin lays out path to staying in power

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:59pm on March 10, 2020

    Russian president Vladimir Putin laid out a path Tuesday to staying in power after 2024, as lawmakers approved sweeping reforms to the constitution. In a...

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    Russia steps in to support tumbling ruble

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:13pm on March 09, 2020

    The Russian ruble tumbled on Monday to a four-year low amid a crash in oil prices as authorities rushed to assure the public the country...

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    Russia bans masks, hazmat suits export

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:45pm on March 04, 2020

    Russia has banned the export of masks, respirators and hazmat suits to ensure access to the items for medics treating coronavirus patients and the public,...

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    Opposition urges ‘Russia without Putin’ in rally for slain liberal

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 02:11am on March 01, 2020

    Thousands rallied in central Moscow on Saturday to call on president Vladimir Putin not to stay in power indefinitely, in the first major protest by...

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    Russia counts China trade losses from coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:52pm on February 22, 2020

    Russian exports to China have been hit hard by the new coronavirus, which curbed demand and the movement of people and goods, official figures showed...

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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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