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Russia Retaliates against EU Sanctions over Navalny
Russia has expanded the list of non-entry EU representatives.
The Guardian: Western Intelligence Agencies Believe the FSB is behind Navalny's Poisoning
According to them, the purpose of the operation was not to kill the politician, but to send him an "unequivocal warning" and force him to leave Russia.
EU Imposed New Sanctions against Russia
The European Union imposed sanctions against six Russians and a scientific institute ue to the poisoning of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), Alexei Navalny. The FSB director and the deputy head of the Kremlin administration fell under the restrictions.
The Worst is Yet to Come: Deutsche Bank Predicts Further Weakening of the Ruble Due to Navalny and the US Elections
Deutsche Bank analysts do not rule out that the worst for the ruble in 2020 is yet to come. In the short term, the main risks for the ruble are the aggravation of the geopolitical confrontation between Moscow and the West over the situation with Alexei Navalny and the possible victory of the Democrats in the November US elections.
The European Union Introduced its First "Cyber Sanctions" against Russians
The European Union has imposed sanctions for cyberattacks against individuals and organizations from Russia, China and the DPRK.
The Rotenberg Brothers were Suspected of Bypassing US Sanctions with the Help of Art
US-sanctioned billionaires Arkady and Boris Rotenberg have found a way to get around the restrictions by making millions of dollars in art deals, according to the Senators' investigation.
A New Law Protecting Russian Companies under Sanctions
The Federation Council approved a bill that allows Russian sub-sanctioned persons transfering any disputes to a Russian court and punishing opponents who disagree with this maneuver.
The US is Thinking about New Sanctions against Russia because of the Collapse in Oil Prices
The White House could intervene in the oil war of Saudi Arabia and Russia.
EU Extends Sanctions against Russia
The European Council decided to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months. Limitations will affect the financial, energy and defense sectors of the economy.
Britain Eased Anti-Russian Sanctions for the Study of Mars
The UK has amended the law on export, which directly affects cooperation with Russia. London considered it possible to ease some sanctions for the mission to study Mars.
Sanctions Extended
The Council of Europe approved the extension of individual sanctions against Russian citizens and companies in connection with the Ukrainian crisis. The effect of the blacklist is extended until September 15.
Sanctions Against Russia Extended
The leaders of the Western countries agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months - until July 2016.
Rosneft Protests Against OFAC Decision
Rosneft has posted an official statement over the move to include some of its subsidiaries on the sanctions list by OFAC.
US Puts More People on Russia Sanctions List
The US has extended the list of Russian individuals and legal entities that are facing sanctions.
Sanctions Extended
It was decided to extend the EU sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol for a year - until June 23, 2016.
The US will Tighten Sanctions
The United States will tighten sanctions against Russia, if the militiamen in Donbass begin an attack.
Prime Minister Of Japan Speaks On Relations With Russia
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe should review relations with Russia and cancel the effective sanctions. This was said by the former Prime Minister of the country Yukio Hatoyama during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The European Union Will Keep Sanctions Against the Crimea
The European Union still does not recognize and condemns this act of violation of international law Mogerini announced.
Buzz Barometer: New Sanctions & Bailout Plan In Spotlight
The international press continues to keep Russia under microscope, with the focus on political and economic costs of Russias alleged role in the Ukraine crisis.
Supply of Products from the EU to be Discussed
The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is negotiating the renewal of import of certain products from the European Union.
Buzz Barometer: Sanctions Send Ripples Across World
Russians sanctions have remained the buzz of the world media, with the outlets looking at different aspects of trade and travel restrictions imposed on Russian individuals, companies and sectors over Russias involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
Visa Will Stop Operating In the Crimea
The international payment system Visa demanded Russian banks to stop service of cards in the Crimea. Visa explains the tough decision by the new package of sanctions imposed by the United States.
Ukraine Suspends Railway Communications With the Crimea
Ukraine has decided to suspend railway communications with the Crimea: from December 27 the trains of Ukrzaliznytsya (Ukrainian Railways) moving in the direction of the peninsula will bring passengers only to cross-border stations, and freight transportations will be stopped cold.
Lavrov Talks About Sanctions
The European Union imposed sanctions against Russia being under pressure from the USA. This opinion was expressed by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The South Stream Losses
The losses of foreign companies caused by the freezing of the South Stream project will make up at least 2.82 billion euros. The direct losses of European companies may equal 2.5 billion euros. Japanese companies will lose an order for 320 million euros.
Russian Economic Forecasts
The World Bank (WB) raised its forecast for economic growth in Russia in 2014 from 0.5 to 0.7 percent. The forecast for 2015 has been reduced to zero, instead of 0.3 percent growth of the September forecast.
4 Aspects of Sanctions On Russia
ABC News looks at the impact international sanctions are having on Russians.
'Good Neighbor Policy' Promoted by Alaska's Elite
Nils Andreassen, executive director of the Institute of the North, is pushing for cooperation rather than hatred in an Op-Ed piece on Russia-US relations in the Alaska Dispatch News.
U.S. Firms Scared by Sanctions Against Russia - Report
U.S. companies will have a hard time trying to identify which companies theyd better not deal with to comply with Washingtons sanctions against Russian officials and businessmen over Moscows alleged role in the Ukraine crisis.
Ban on Products from Albania
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance decided to ban the supplies of plant products from Albania since December 8. Albania has been used as a cover country for supplies of products from the European Union via Belarus and false transit to Kazakhstan.
EU Makes Serbia Join Sanctions
Serbia was obliged to impose sanctions against Russia in exchange for EU membership. This was stated by the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.
Sanctions Make ExxonMobil Search For New Deposits
The sanctions of the West against Russia forced the US oil company ExxonMobil to start looking for alternative deposits to use the West Alpha drilling platform, which participated in the exploration of the Kara Sea shelf.
Biden Threatened Russia With Further Isolation
The US Vice President Joseph Biden warned Russia against non-compliance with Minsk agreements. According to his words, the US will continue to increase pressure on Russia if it continues its policy regarding the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
More Countries Join Sanctions Against Russia
The countries - candidates for EU membership joined the sanctions against Russia previously adopted by Brussels.
Buzz Barometer: Sanctions Regime Debated by Global Press
The Western sanctions against Russia continue to be the talk of the town even despite de-escalation in the east of Ukraine after the signing of the ceasefire agreement.
Buzz Barometer: Russia's Oil Industry Stymied by Sanctions
Despite Moscows shrugging off Western sanctions as foolishness, theres growing evidence that the restrictions imposed over Russias alleged role in the Ukraine crisis may be working, at least in terms of bad publicity.
Top 3 Most Absurd Sanction-Defying Proposals
Russia-IC looks at the most ridiculous steps suggested by Russian policymakers as a response to Western sanctions, including a ban on iPhone 6.
Japan Postponed the Introduction of New Sanctions against Russia
The government of Japan plans to wait and observe the actions of Moscow in relation to the Ukrainian crisis. The extension of sanctions, if it comes into force, will apply only to the ban on the issuance of visas and the freezing of assets of Russian officials.
Buzz Barometer: Inside Russia
Russia-IC has been reporting on the international media response to the events in Russia. Now we want to give you a sense of what the Russian press and TV stations tell the audiences here.
EU's Further Economic Sanctions on Russia
The EU has adopted new sectoral sanctions against Russia that will enter into force on 12 September. Alarmed by the gravity of the situation in Eastern Ukraine, the Council decided to step up the measures adopted on 31 July against Russia.
New Anti-Russian Sanctions may be Approved
A new package of anti-Russian sanctions may be approved by the authorities of the European Union on September 5, 2014, as the newly elected head of the pan-European diplomacy Federica Mogherini told to the MEPs.
The EU and NATO against Russia: how the West will Respond to Moscow. The Plans of NATO: Ensuring Operational Readiness
As for the NATO summit to be held on September 4-5, its major result may be the decision on formation of new quick reaction troops at least 10 thousand strong and the increase of military presence near the Russian border. According to the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the alliance should become more flexible and quick in order to resist all kinds of threats.
The EU and NATO against Russia: how the West will Respond to Moscow. The EU Plans: New Sanctions
The conflict in the south-east of Ukraine and the Russia's role in these events are still one of the main foreign policy issues for the countries of the West. The economic ways to stop Russia's interference in the conflict were discussed on August 30 at a meeting of the EU summit in Brussels, and on September 4-5 the Ukrainian events will be one of the main issues of the NATO summit to be held in the Welsh Newport. The possibility of introducing new economic sanctions against Russia was discussed in Brussels.
One-year Ban On Imports Of Foodstuff May Be Revised
The decree banning imports of certain kinds of agricultural products from the countries that joined the sanctions against Russia, has already entered into force. However, in accordance with the document, one-year ban on imports may be revised on the proposal of the government if the situation with the sanctions changes.
The 2014 August Sanctions War
August is regarded as the disaster month in Russia, and if you look at the timeline starting from the 1998 financial crisis when the country defaulted on its debt, youd know why.
The EU Countries Disagree On The Issue Of Toughening Sanctions Against Russia
The EU countries still disagree on the need for stiffening sanctions against Russia, despite the pressure of a number of Western countries after the crash of the Malaysian airliner in Eastern Ukraine on July 17.
The USA Sanctions Against Rosneft May Influence The Plans For Its Privatization
The USA sanctions against Rosneft may influence the plans for its privatization. This was reported by the Russian Minister of Economic Development Aleksei Ulyukayev. The issue of sanctions will be raised in the WTO.
Rosneft Conducts Legal Analysis Of Sanctions
Operating cash flow of Rosneft allows the company to continue the implementation of current projects under the sectoral sanctions of the USA.
Media Buzz: Hot Russian-Chinese Gas Deal
The world media outlets offer their guesswork of the price behind the largest ever natural gas contract struck between Moscow and Beijing in Shanghai. But they all agree the venture has made Russia stronger and less vulnerable in case of sanctions.
American IT Companies Have Joined The Sanctions Against Russia
Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec and HP joined the U.S. sanctions against Russian companies.
EU Expands Sanction List
The EU has extended its list of Russian and Ukrainian officials that are subject to asset freezes and travel bans. According to the EUs Official Journal, restrictive measures are being implemented in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
US May Rely on Indirect Sanctions to Cause Russian Markets Collapse
US has warned mutual fund and hedge fund managers of possible further sanctions against Russia. Washington, however, has denied any personal penalties against the Kremlin.
Media Buzz: Will US Sanctions Over Crimea Work?
Russia-IC has put together a digest of the most interesting pieces on the impact of the US action following Moscow's decision to incorporate Crimea into Russia.
US Expands Sanctions List
US President Barack Obama has introduced new sanctions targeting businessmen and officials with close ties to the Kremlin. Click here to find out the names.
EU Discloses Crimea Sanction List
Check out the list of Russian and Crimean officials targeted by the EU sanctions.


The US State Department Accused Russia of Creating Conspiracy Theories about Navalny
The US believes the Russian FSB used a substance from the Novichok group against opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Counter-sanctions are Extended until the End of 2021
Counter-sanctions, or food embargoes, were introduced in 2014 against the EU, Norway, Switzerland, USA, Australia and Canada.
Bloomberg: USA will Impose Sanctions on "Nord Stream-2" against Insurance Companies
The Senate and House of Representatives of the US Congress plan to impose sanctions on insurance and certification companies that cooperate with Russian vessels completing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
The US Supported the EU's Decision to Impose Sanctions against Russia in the "Navalny case"
Washington commented on the imposition of sanctions by Brussels in connection with the alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny.
EU Extends Sanctions for the Use of Chemical Weapons
The EU Council has extended all sanctions for the "use of chemical weapons" until October 16, 2021.
Denmark will Support EU Sanctions against Russia in the Navalny Case
Copenhagen would support EU sanctions against Russia in the case of the alleged poisoning of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Navalny Called on Europe to Impose Sanctions against the Inner Circle of Russian President
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on Europe to impose sanctions against the oligarchs and the inner circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
France and Germany will Offer EU Sanctions against Russia over Navalny Incident
Paris and Berlin will send their EU partners a proposal to impose sanctions over the alleged poisoning of Russian Alexei Navalny.
Netherlands Support Sanctions against Russia in Navalny Case
The Netherlands will speak out in support of possible anti-Russian sanctions due to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
UK will Support Sanctions against Russia in Navalny Case
On October 6, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the conclusions of the laboratories of France and Germany about the poisoning of the politician.
Ukraine Introduced Sanctions against the Hermitage, Moscow State University and Other Organizations
President of Ukraine signed a decree on the imposition of sanctions against a number of museums, public, scientific and educational organizations in Russia.
Russian Companies Give Pessimistic Forecasts for International Trade
It is noted that Russian companies are expressing pessimism against the background of talks about strengthening sanctions.
Sanctions of the West Have not Affected Russian Astronautics
The piloted and scientific projects of Roscosmos have been barely affected by sanctions of the West.
A Number Of Network Functions Are Excluded From the Application Of Sanctions On the Crimea
Data exchange through the Internet, instant messaging, chats and e-mail, social networks, sharing photos and movies, browsing of web-pages and blogs are allowed, provided that such services are widely available to the public for no charge to the users.
Russia to Allow Import of Cheese and Eggs from Iran
Russia may begin importing cheese and eggs from Iran in the middle of 2015, a spokesman from Russias agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Monday.
Fruits Shortage
In 2014 Russia proved to be able to provide itself with fruits and berries with an amount less than a third of the planned indicators.
Sanctions: To Be Continued
International sanctions against Russia may continue in the nearest years.
New Anti-Russian Sanctions Likely to Come Soon
The chances to impose new sanctions against Russia have increased amid continuing unrest in eastern Ukraine, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.
Polish Cheese Banned in Russia
Russia's consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, has imposed a temporary ban on cheese and cheese-like products from Poland due to infringements of regulatory requirements.
Google is Not Ok in Crimea
Following the example of many other US companies, Google closes its services for users registered in Crimea. Their accounts registered in Google's AdSense contextual advertising system are to be blocked on Friday, Russian press reports.
Russia Has no Plans to Cancel EU Foods Ban
Russia doesn't plan to repeal the ban on the import of foods from the European Union, while the Western sanctions against the country are still in action, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Wednesday.
Russia to Stop Nuclear Cooperation with US
Moscow reportedly decided to end its nuclear cooperation program with the US, saying that Russia no longer needs assistance in safeguarding nuclear sites located in the country, according to the Boston Globe newspaper.
Germany Hopes To Change Products Embargo Conditions
Christian Schmidt, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture of Germany hopes to change the conditions of products embargo imposed by the Russian part. Russian embargo affected about one percent of total German exports, which brings the country about 67 billion euros per year.
Restrictions On Swiss Products
The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance may impose temporary restrictions on exports of plant products from Switzerland to Russia.
French Wines Ban
A member of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Bessonov announced the need to prohibit the supplies of French wines in Russia in response to the suspension of execution of the contract on Mistral helicopter carriers.
The European Commission Estimated Agricultural Losses
After the ban was imposed on the various kinds of agricultural products by the Russian Federation, the European Commission has estimated that total loss equals ? 5 billion because of the embargo.
List Of Banned Products Might Be Modified
The Federal Antimonopoly Service may modify the list of products that have come under embargo on the results of monitoring of the Russian market.
U.S. Export To Russia Goes Up
Sanctions against Moscow did not prevent the U.S. exports to Russia from reaching the highest level in May 2014.
Russian Finance Ministry Plans to Ease Visa and MasterCard Restrictions
On Wednesday, June 25, Russian Finance Ministry published a draft resolution that softens operating conditions for Visa and MasterCard before they acquire the status of nationally significant card payment systems (CPS).
UAE Will Not Curtail Economic Cooperation With Russia
The sanctions of the West against Russia do not hinder economic cooperation and trade with the UAE.
Visa and MasterCard Plan to Stay in Russia, Seek for Compromise
MasterCard stays in Russia 'in any case', while Visa hopes for a productive comprise with Russian authorities, the representatives of the companies said on Friday.
Germany And Japan Threaten Russia With New Sanctions
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that leading industrial powers, members of the Group of Seven are ready to expand sanctions against Russia.
Russian Parliament Approves Creation of Russian Card Payment System
At the end of April, Russian senators approved a bill establishing a national card payment system (NCPS) at a session of the Federation Council.
US Brings New Sanctions Against Russians and Russian Companies
On Monday, April 28, the United States introduced sanctions against seven individual Russians and 17 Russian companies, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
Russia Imposes Sanctions on Canadian Officials
On Monday, March 24, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced it barring 13 Canadian officials and public figures from entry to the country as a response to sanctions earlier imposed by Canada in the wake of Crimea's reunification with Russia.
US Sanctiones Some Russian Banks, Freezes their Visa and MasterCard Cards
US-based Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. have stopped any operations with credit cards from several Russian banks targeted by the United States for financial sanctions on Thursday, a number of Russian banks said on Friday.

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