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Kiev’s plans to introduce visas for Russians

Source : Itar-Tass / 20 Mar 2014

Kiev’s announcement it may introduce visas for Russians demonstrates Ukraine’s authorities are not concerned about people, Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin told reporters on Thursday.

 

Crimea gets first installment of Russian financial aid

Source : Ria / 19 Mar 2014

Crimea has already received the first installment of financial aid from Russia, the republic’s first deputy prime minister said on Tuesday.

Crimean leaders signed a reunification treaty with Russia earlier in the day, incorporating the republic into the territory of Russia.

 

Russian ruble becomes Crimea’s second official currency

Source : RT / 18 Mar 2014

The Crimean parliament has announced the Russian ruble will become the second official currency of Crimea and will be circulating alongside the hryvnia until it is withdrawn in 2016.

The decision marks the first step in the peninsula’s economic integration with Russia, after Crimea’s citizens overwhelmingly voted for joining Russia in Sunday's referendum.

 

Russians became more religious in past ten years

Source : Interfax / 15 Mar 2014

Moscow, March 13, Interfax - Sixty percent of Russians surveyed by Levada Center believe that people in Russia became more religious in the past ten years, while 27% believe people have become less religious.

 

Putin has highest rating in last few years

Source : ITAR-TASS / 13 Mar 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rating is at its highest in the last few years, results of a sociological survey conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) made public on Thursday suggested.

 

Crimean Ministry of Finance to consider entering ruble zone

Source : Vestnik Kavkaza / 11 Mar 2014

The Ministry of Finance of Crimea should submit by tomorrow proposals for the transition of the republic from the Ukrainian hryvnia to the Russian ruble if Crimeans vote for entry into the Russian Federation in the March 16 referendum, the Prime Minister of the autonomy Sergey Aksenov said.

 

Ruble Dives to Historic Low Against Euro-Dollar Basket

Source : RIA Novosti / 03 Mar 2014

Russia’s currency fell to a historic low on Monday as stock markets in Moscow lost more than 9 percent of their value minutes after trading began.

Such a crash was widely predicted by experts after Russia approved the use of military force in Ukraine on Saturday, prompting widespread condemnation from the international community.

 

Duma seeks moratorium on GMO production in Russia

Source : RT / 27 Feb 2014

Legislators are asking the government to impose a temporary ban on all genetically-altered products in Russia, while the Agriculture Ministry suggests the punishment for illegal GMO production be equated to that of growing cannabis.

 

Russian adoption ban could expand to countries with legalized child euthanasia

Source : RT / 18 Feb 2014

Lower House MPs have asked the Foreign Ministry to study the recently passed law allowing child euthanasia in Belgium in order to decide if its citizens should be legally banned from adopting Russian kids.

The initiative comes from Deputy Roman Khudyakov of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. The politician told the mass circulation daily Izvestia that he wrote to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asking him to investigate the situation.

 

Russia bans adoptions by foreign same-sex couples

Source : RT / 15 Feb 2014

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree banning the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples, as well as by unmarried citizens of countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

The decree was published on the government web portal and came into force on Wednesday.

 
 

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