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Russia's Ruble in a world of pain

Russia’s ruble is in a world of pain, having lost one-third of its value against the Dollar over the last 40 months. The down-trend is accelerating, emphasized by two large 13-week Twiggs Momentum peaks below the zero line. 157 more words

UK & Europe

Estonia summoned Russia’s ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mari-Liis Valter said Estonia considers the violation serious. She said the Baltic country “demands an explanation” as to why a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft crossed into its airspace Tuesday afternoon. 73 more words


Russian minister calls for additional state control of the internet

Russian authorities have this week called for international legislation to increase state control over the internet. 188 more words


Shapka Ushanka

Shapka Ushanka is a particular cap associated with Russians. Calling it just “shapka” is incorrect: “shapka” means “cap” in Russian. The cap was called “ushanka” for its side parts: “ushi” = “ears”. 129 more words


The Entrepreneur

Upon returning from work, Madison opened her front door and was shocked to see stacks of cardboard boxes lining the foyer. The stacks nearly reached the ceiling and snaked through the corridor toward the kitchen. 875 more words





Blame sanctions or anti-sanctions? Russian inflation up to 8.3%/yr in latest official report

— greg white (@whitegl) October 22, 2014

More counter-sanctions:

"unsafe by veterinary-sanitary measures" > …

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