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  • MOSCOW, July 10- Russian state oil companies Rosneft and Zarubezhneft plan to sign an agreement with Cuban state oil company Cubanpetroleo to develop an offshore block 37, a senior Russian official said.

  • *Russia faces threat of more sanctions. MOSCOW, July 9- Russia's economy is stagnating as data showed on Wednesday that capital worth $75 billion has left the country so far this year following sanctions on Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON, July 9- With President Vladimir Putin watching from afar, the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, launched the world's biggest oil drilling platform in the Okhotsk Sea to warm handshakes with his colleagues from ExxonMobil.

  • EU's united front on Russia falling amid gas needs Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:39 AM ET

    VIENNA— A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU's efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep.

  • MOSCOW, July 7- Three weeks before Ukraine's army forced rebel fighters out of the strategic eastern city of Slaviansk, their commander made a desperate plea for military help from Russia.

  • RPT-Crimea euphoria fades for some Russians Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 6- When she was asked to give up a day's pay to help Crimea, Russian hospital therapist Tatyana could not hide her anger- why should she subsidise others when struggling to make ends meet herself?

  • Crimea euphoria fades for some Russians Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 6- When she was asked to give up a day's pay to help Crimea, Russian hospital therapist Tatyana could not hide her anger- why should she subsidise others when struggling to make ends meet herself?

  • MOSCOW, July 2- Gazprom has appointed a new head of its export division, effectively the world's most powerful gas trader: Elena Burmistrova, who was swiftly ushered in to talks with President Vladimir Putin.

  • UPDATE 1-Russia's Gazprom replaces head of export unit Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 2- Russian gas producer Gazprom has replaced Alexander Medvedev as head of its exporting arm, Gazprom Export, with one of his deputies, Elena Burmistrova, in a surprise move.

  • MOSCOW, July 2- Russian oil producer Gazprom has replaced Alexander Medvedev as head of its exporting arm, Gazprom Export, with one of his deputies, Elena Burmistrova, as part of steps to increase its share in new and established markets.

  • *Uncertainty over Iraq and Ukraine supplies underpin prices in short term. NEW YORK, July 1- Crude oil prices dipped slightly on Tuesday on easing concerns of supply disruptions due to the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine, whilst gaining some support from upbeat manufacturing data in China, the world's second-biggest oil consumer.

  • *Putin says he and Europe could not sway Poroshenko on ceasefire. KIEV, July 1- Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of "parasites".

  • *Concerns over Iraq and Ukraine underpin prices. NEW YORK, July 1- Brent and U.S. oil prices declined on Tuesday on easing concerns of supply disruptions due to the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine, though markets gained some support from upbeat manufacturing data in China, the world's second-biggest oil consumer.

  • July 1- Card companies Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc may be able to avoid paying heavy security deposits to operate in Russia if they can find local processing partners by the end of October, Russian media outlets reported.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 1- Sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine have brought growth to a standstill, had a "chilling effect" on investment and could force Moscow into economic isolation, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

  • *Gold hits highest since late March at $1,332.10/ oz. LONDON, July 1- Gold hit its highest since late March on Tuesday as bets that record-low interest rates will persist buoyed stocks and on fresh signs of interest from investors in futures and bullion-backed funds. Spot gold hit a three-month high at $1,332.10 an ounce and was at $1,327.90 by 1411 GMT.

  • MOSCOW, July 1- Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil firm, said on Tuesday it would take gas producer Gazprom to court if it refused to offer the state-controlled company access to a gas pipeline due to be built to China.

  • Russia's market bottom     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have freed 4 international observers they were holding, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs; and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera points out the bottom in Russia's market.

  • Launch of new Russian space rocket aborted Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The first launch of Russia's new space rocket after two decades of development was aborted Friday moments before its blastoff, as President Vladimir Putin was watching via live feed.

  • FRANKFURT, June 27- The European Central Bank will supervise and run health checks on the Austrian arms of Russia's two largest banks, giving officials in Frankfurt unprecedented control over their activities in Europe.