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MOSCOW, March 25- Russia reacted with anger on Monday to a European Union bailout of Cyprus that will result in heavy losses for foreign depositors at Cypriot banks.
*Eurogroup chairman says Russia won't lend Cyprus more. NICOSIA/ FRANKFURT, March 21- The European Union gave Cyprus till Monday to raise the billions of euros it needs to clinch an international bailout or face the collapse of its financial system and likely exit from the euro currency zone.
*Eurogroup chairman says Russia won't lend Cyprus more. NICOSIA/ FRANKFURT, March 21- The European Central Bank gave Cyprus until Monday to raise billions of euros to clinch an international bailout or face losing emergency funds for its banks and inevitable collapse.
*Finance minister discussing banking, energy cooperation with Russia. *Russia says EU behaving like "bull in a china shop". NICOSIA/ MOSCOW, March 21- The European Central Bank gave Cyprus until Monday to raise billions of euros to clinch an international bailout or face losing emergency funds for its crippled banks and inevitable collapse.
*Finance minister extends stay in Moscow, seeking aid. *Russia says EU behaving like "bull in a china shop". NICOSIA, March 21- Cyprus considered nationalising pension funds and ordered banks to stay shut till next week to avert financial chaos after it rejected the terms of a European Union bailout and turned to Russia for aid.
*Russia says EU decided without consulting Moscow, may impact loan. *Russia has close financial ties to Cyprus. MOSCOW, March 18- A lack of coordination with Russia in future on Cyprus could affect a decision by Moscow on restructuring its 2.5 billion euro loan to the island, the Russian finance minister said on Monday.
*Liberal governor fights for survival under hawkish Putin. KIROV, Russia, March 15- Governor Nikita Belykh is the most powerful man in Russia's remote Kirov region but that did not stop masked investigators searching his office.
MOSCOW, March 1- Russia has offered BP CEO Bob Dudley a seat on the board of directors of state-controlled oil company Rosneft, in which BP is soon to raise its stake, a decree signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev showed on Friday. State-owned Rosneft is buying TNK-BP for $55 billion from its 50-50 owners, BP and the private consortium AAR, in two separate deals.
*Accuses West of seeking to turn Russia into a colony. MOSCOW, Feb 21- A controversial economist and former presidential candidate who accuses the West of conspiring to turn Russia into an economic colony has emerged, sources said, as a leading contender to take charge at the country's central bank.
SAO PAULO, Feb 2- Brazil's Defense Ministry said it will recommend the government buy anti-aircraft defense systems from Russia pending advanced talks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev this month.
MOSCOW, Jan 31- The head of Russia's central bank rebuffed a call on Thursday by President Vladimir Putin to ease monetary policy, saying interest rates should only fall as progress is made in bringing down inflation.
NICOSIA, Jan 30- Debt-hobbled Cyprus limped closer to an international financial bailout on Wednesday, saying it had won Russian assurances that Moscow would join in international efforts to salvage the island's finances. Cyprus, shut out of financial markets for almost two years, got a 2.5 billion euro bilateral loan from Moscow in late 2011..
NICOSIA, Jan 30- Cypriot President Demetris Christofias said on Wednesday the island nation had assurances from Russia that it was ready to assist in a European Union bailout of Cyprus.
*Medvedev: Russia willing to help, but Cyprus, EU must take lion's share. BERLIN, Jan 28- Europe and Russia are getting closer to a deal on how to involve Moscow in bailing out indebted Cyprus after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signaled willingness to help.
*Magnitsky case seen adding to negative view of Russia. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25- It began with the death of an anti-corruption lawyer in a Moscow jail and grew into a row between Russia and the United States. Now Russia's business elite are worried their interests could be harmed by fallout from the Magnitsky affair.
*Russia is world's No.2 cigarette market. MOSCOW, Jan 25- Russian lawmakers on Friday backed a law which would ban smoking in bars, cafes and other public spaces to promote healthier living in the world's largest tobacco market after China.
MOSCOW, Dec 29- Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Savatyugin, who oversees the financial markets, banking and insurance sectors, has submitted his resignation. He published a photo of the letter on Twitter, asking Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to accept his resignation from Jan. 9.
MOSCOW, Dec 14- Russia took a step towards clamping down on the tobacco industry on Friday as a bill to ban smoking in public spaces and to restrict tobacco sales sailed through its first reading in parliament.
SAO PAULO/ MOSCOW, Dec 13- Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA won regulatory approval for its biggest regional jets to fly in Russia, the company said on Thursday, following a meeting between the countries' leaders.
*U.S. urges Russia to suspend meat import restrictions. MOSCOW, Dec 8- The U.S. Senate's passage of legislation to punish Russians who violate human rights is the first big test of the resolve of Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama to improve relations since their election victories.