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MOSCOW: ' CEO OF FRENCH OIL CORPORATION KILLED WHEN HIS PRIVATE JET HIT A SNOW PLOUGH ON TAKE-OFF'

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – October 21 – The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on Monday night. 127 more words

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Ulan U-days

If you’re a Russian Buddhist, or Buryat, then Ulan Ude is the town best suited to your demographic. We are none of the above, but we thought we’d have a look anyway because we’re mental like that. 770 more words

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The Folds of Character

Alexander Razuvayev

October 17, 2014

The impact of sanctions on the Russian economy was quite weak.

It has been eased by import substitution, exemption of Ukrainian and European companies from theĀ  Russian market and by the weakening of the ruble. 303 more words

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A Gallery Tour

October has been an exciting month for aficionados of Russian art in London. There have been several exhibitions around town, and one Saturday when the family was working away at chocolate, I visited them one by one. 328 more words

Art

Russia and Georgia: In Search of a Caucasian Peace

In October 2012, Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream coalition swept into power, dealing a severe blow to the ruling party of Mikheil Saakashvili. First and foremost, the Georgian billionaire promised to adopt a more pragmatic approach toward relations with Russia and to entice its breakaway regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia by peaceful, diplomatic means. 1,622 more words

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Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island

Irkutsk 13th October:

We arrived into Irkutsk station around 9 am stinking like a rat’s sports vest. We’d been on the train for 3 nights and sans shower for 5 days in total. 1,593 more words

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Four seasons in one month... almost!

Temperature and weather is a curious thing here. On our second day in Yaroslavl’ it was warm enough outside to wear shorts and explore the city in the warmth of a late summer sun. 454 more words

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