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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.
--14-03-2016--
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.
--06-08-2015--
Sanctions Extended
It was decided to extend the EU sanctions against the Crimea and Sevastopol for a year - until June 23, 2016.
--22-06-2015--
The US Will Tighten Sanctions
The United States will tighten sanctions against Russia, if the militiamen in Donbass begin an attack.
--20-06-2015--
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.
--19-06-2015--
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.
--21-03-2015--
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.
--25-01-2015--
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.
--28-12-2014--
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.
--27-12-2014--
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.
--24-12-2014--
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.
--09-12-2014--
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.
--09-12-2014--
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.
--05-12-2014--
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.
--26-11-2014--
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.
--23-11-2014--
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.
--22-11-2014--
More Countries Join Sanctions Against Russia
The countries - candidates for EU membership joined the sanctions against Russia previously adopted by Brussels.
--17-10-2014--
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.
--21-09-2014--
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.
--04-09-2014--
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.
--03-09-2014--
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.
--03-09-2014--
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.
--19-08-2014--
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.
--21-07-2014--
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.
--20-07-2014--
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.
--19-07-2014--
American IT Companies Have Joined The Sanctions Against Russia
Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec and HP joined the U.S. sanctions against Russian companies.
--09-05-2014--


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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.
--11-04-2016--
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.
--28-05-2015--
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.
--29-03-2015--
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.
--26-03-2015--
Sanctions: To Be Continued
International sanctions against Russia may continue in the nearest years.
--18-03-2015--
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.
--25-02-2015--
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.
--25-02-2015--
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.
--24-01-2015--
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.
--23-01-2015--
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.
--20-01-2015--
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.
--11-01-2015--
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.
--29-11-2014--
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.
--29-11-2014--
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.
--04-09-2014--
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.
--15-08-2014--
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.
--08-07-2014--
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).
--29-06-2014--
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.
--09-06-2014--
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.
--31-05-2014--
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.
--06-05-2014--
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.
--05-05-2014--
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.
--30-04-2014--
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.
--25-03-2014--
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.
--22-03-2014--





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