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Telegram ban flop calls into question Russia’s internet might

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1. Telegram ban flop calls into question Russia’s internet might What happened All the news out of Russia…

Sanctions against oligarchs are more painful for the Russian economy than expected

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1. Sanctions against oligarchs are more painful for the economy than expected What happened Last week was unexpectedly…

The Russian rouble’s worst week in 4 years, play by play

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Russia has already been living under Western sanctions for four years, but this week the rouble suffered its…

Putin’s new relationship with Russian business and a first look at new U.S. sanctions against Russia

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BREAKING: U.S. hits Russian oligarchs and top officials with new sanctionsJust as we were going to push the send button, the United States announced new…

Biggest shock in years temporary moves away Russian confrontation with the West

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What happened This week Russia almost forgot about its conflict with the West, “Novichok” poison and Vladimir Putin…

Russia after the election: some fight over government roles, others for permission to quit

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1. Following the presidential election, some politicians are fighting over government roles, while others are lobbying — for…

The scientist who developed “Novichok”: “Doses ranged from 20 grams to several kilos”

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The Bell was able to find and speak with Vladimir Uglev, one of the scientists who was involved…

Skripal’s poisoning and the conflict with the UK shuffled the cards in the Russian presidential election

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Four most important stories on Russia this week

The Russian government is trying everything to increase voter turnout in the upcoming election

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1. The Russian government is trying everything to increase voter turnout in the upcoming election What happened The…

Friend of Putin’s daughter, banker with $10 billion: Kirill Dmitriev, a possible link between the Kremlin and Trump

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What happened Special counsel Robert Mueller, responsible for investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election, has gathered evidence…