All posts tagged Russia

Donald Tusk at the podium
December 19, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Union needs a long-term strategy on Russia instead of simply reacting to events, European Council President Donald Tusk said at the close of a meeting of EU government […]

Discussion between Donald Tusk, on the right, and Jean-Claude Juncker

European leaders tighten sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol in latest move against illegal annexation by Russia

December 18, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Union government leaders have imposed substantial additional sanctions on investment, services and trade with Crimea and Sevastopol, to reinf ...


Putin addresses Russia amid economic crisis

December 18, 2014, by VOANews

President Vladimir Putin struck an optimistic chord at his end-of-year news conference Thursday, telling Russians the country’s economy will reb ...

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Russia’s rouble partly recovers as consumers spend on inflation fears

December 18, 2014, by VOANews

Russia’s currency, the ruble, has recovered by about 10 percent, after falling sharply in value this week, as the government pressured exporters ...

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    Obama to approve new Russian sanctions
    December 17, 2014, by VOANews

    President Barack Obama has decided to sign legislation authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, the White House said Tuesday. The bill, which cleared the […]

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    Rouble plunges to new lows despite rate hike
    December 16, 2014, by VOANews

    The rouble has tumbled to another historic low, despite an emergency attempt by Russia to prop up the rapidly declining currency. In a surprise move late Monday, Moscow’s Central Bank […]

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    Russian rouble falls to new lows
    December 16, 2014, by VOANews

    The value of the Russian ruble plunged to new lows Monday against the dollar and euro, with Moscow’s central bank predicting higher inflation and the national economy tumbling into a […]

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    Russia protests against US aid for Ukraine military
    December 13, 2014, by VOANews

    Russia is criticizing legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing $350 million in military aid to Ukraine and new sanctions against key state-controlled Russian companies. If President Barack Obama signs […]

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    Poland concerned by Russia’s Baltic military actions
    December 12, 2014, by The Warsaw Voice

    Poland’s defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak said Thursday he was concerned by the level of Russia’s recent naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region. “For a few days […]