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Russia's Oil Industry Is Doing Fine, Which Is Great News For The Kremlin

Russia's Oil Industry Is Doing Fine, Which Is Great News For The Kremlin
by Forbes
Russia’s economy had a pretty bad 2013 and there’s simply no point in arguing otherwise. The economy decelerated sharply and is likely to end up with somewhere between 1.3 and 1.4% overall growth. That’s not the... Read more Jan 3 2014, 8:46am CST
 

China And Russia Helping Fuel New Tech Boom

by Forbes
If I asked you to name the biggest online shopping day of the year, what would you guess? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Free Shipping Day in mid-December? Guess again. Even though Cyber Monday sales were spectacular this... Read more Dec 31 2013, 2:45pm CST
 

7 Reasons That Russia Is Not The Soviet Union

by Forbes
National Review published a rather overheated piece the other day that contained an entertaining line: “Russia has become the Soviet Union with a better suit”. The idea that Russia is fundamentally the same as the... Read more Dec 31 2013, 8:46am CST
 

AK-47 Rifle Inventor Passes Away

AK-47 Rifle Inventor Passes Away
by Sumayah Aamir
The inventor of the Kalashnikov or AK-47 Rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is no longer among us. The designer of the world’s most popular assault weapon has passed away at the ripe age of 94. He received Russia’s highest... Read more Dec 24 2013, 5:44am CST
 

Russia's Economy Is Decelerating Sharply, But It's Still Close To Full Employment

Russia's Economy Is Decelerating Sharply, But It's Still Close To Full Employment
by Forbes
Russia’s economy has had a lousy 2013. Estimates of GDP growth have been getting smaller and smaller with each passing week. The current consensus is for full-year growth of 1.4%, but given the frequency with which that... Read more Dec 23 2013, 9:26am CST
 

Khodorkovsky's Free, But His Business Ideals Remain Imprisoned

Khodorkovsky's Free, But His Business Ideals Remain Imprisoned
by Forbes
The unexpected decision by Russian leader Vladimir Putin to free imprisoned oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky may be generating headlines world wide for its humanitarian implications, but the business ideals that ... Read more Dec 20 2013, 10:26am CST
 

Freeing Khodorkovsky Is Nice But It Doesn't Really Change Anything

by Forbes
In classic fashion Vladimir Putin casually dropped a bombshell while speaking to journalists after his annual telethon, question and answer session, or whatever you’d like to call the strange spectacle of one of the... Read more Dec 20 2013, 8:34am CST
 

Pussy Riot Members Set to be Freed Under Russian Amnesty Bill

Pussy Riot Members Set to be Freed Under Russian Amnesty Bill
by Sumayah Aamir
Russia will soon free members of activist and protest groups under new amnesty bill. Two jailed members of Pussy Riot anti-Putin protest group and 30 crew members of Greenpeace's ship Arctic Sunrise are likely to... Read more Dec 19 2013, 9:01am CST
 

Russia to Send SAR-401 Android to the ISS

Russia to Send SAR-401 Android to the ISS
by Shane McGlaun
Russian SAR-401 Android looks like a rip of of the US Robonaut android Read more Dec 2 2013, 11:44am CST
 

Snowden Finds Website Maintenance Job in Russia

Snowden Finds Website Maintenance Job in Russia
by Sumayah Aamir
The whistle-blower and former NSA worker Edward Snowden gets website maintenance job in one of Russia’s largest websites. Snowden will start his work from tomorrow i.e. November 1st. Read more Oct 31 2013, 10:21am CDT
 

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