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MOSCOW, Nov 7- Russia on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that its economy would lag global growth in the next 20 years, setting the stage for an era of stagnation that could threaten President Vladimir Putin's grip on power.
*Russia building Moscow as financial centre. MOSCOW, Nov 6- Russia's central bank is rebranding the rouble, offering the public a say on a new logo to back Kremlin efforts to enhance the international appeal of a currency tarnished by the upheaval and hyperinflation of the early post-Soviet period.
MOSCOW, Nov 1- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he saw no reason for Moscow to cut gas supplies to Ukraine over an unpaid bill for now, playing down talk of an imminent "gas war" that might disrupt flows to Europe.
MOSCOW, Nov 1- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he saw no reason for Moscow to cut gas supplies to Ukraine over an unpaid bill for now, playing down talk of an imminent "gas war" that might disrupt gas flows to Europe.
*China needs are huge, Gazprom seen as top supplier. MOSCOW, Oct 31- Gazprom will not lose out on business after Moscow passes legislation stripping it of a monopoly on exports of liquefied natural gas because demand from China will outstrip Russian output of conventional and unconventional fuel for years.
MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russia will open up liquefied natural gas exports for companies other than Gazprom under a law passed by the government on Wednesday as part of plans to more than double its global market share by 2020..
MOSCOW, Oct 30- Russian firm Rosneft, the world's largest listed oil company by output, has asked President Vladimir Putin to sell it the state's 20 percent stake in Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port, a letter obtained by Reuters showed.
MOSCOW, Oct 29- Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom demanded Ukraine pay an overdue gas bill urgently on Tuesday, raising fears of a new "gas war" and increasing pressure on Kiev as it tries to build ties with Europe.
MOSCOW, Oct 29- Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom demanded Ukraine pay an overdue gas bill "urgently" on Tuesday, saying it was extremely concerned about the debt, reviving fears of a new "gas war" between the neighbours.
*Russia building closer energy ties with China. MOSCOW, Oct 25- A Siberian oilfield that Russia and China plan to develop together was the site of Soviet nuclear blasts in the 1970 s and 1980 s, Russian officials said on Friday.
*Russia building closer energy ties with China. MOSCOW, Oct 25- A series of underground nuclear blasts was carried out in the 1970 s and 1980 s at an oilfield in Siberia that state firm Rosneft has agreed to develop with China.
President Vladimir Putin has tightened his grip over Russia since his election to a third term in March 2012 amid a wave of opposition protests, and security is being stepped up further before the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
ROME, Oct 21- When Silvio Berlusconi set out to end Italy's government last month, he didn't consult the national secretary of his People of Freedom Party. The aide said Alfano and the four other ministers of Berlusconi's People of Freedom Party had to step down immediately.
MOSCOW, Oct 21- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to expand tax breaks to more deposits that will supply gas for the Novatek-led liquefied natural gas project in Russia's Yamal peninsula, according to the Kremlin's web site.
PARIS, Oct 17- A picture spoke volumes about the United States' loss of global prestige and influence due to the shutdown of its government in a partisan standoff over the federal budget and debt. For an administration that has focused its foreign policy on a "pivot" to Asia, the world's most economically vibrant region, this may be more than a momentary setback.
*VTB flips Tele2 Russia after six months. MOSCOW, Oct 17- Russian bank VTB has agreed to sell 50 percent of Tele2 Russia, turning a quick profit and gaining investors with the expertise that could help it to challenge the dominance of Russia's big three mobile phone operators.
*Says expects Gazprom, CNPC to reach agreement by end-2013. DAEGU, South Korea, Oct 16- Russia expects to liberalize its liquefied natural gas exports from Jan. 1, and a bill will be submitted to parliament shortly, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday.
*Tele2 Russia seen merging with Rostelecom's mobile unit. MOSCOW, Oct 11- Russian bank VTB is to sell 50 percent of its mobile phone operator Tele2 Russia to a group of investors in a deal expected to be worth about $2 billion and which stoked talk of an eventual tie up between Tele2 and rival Rostelecom.
MOSCOW, Oct 11- Russian bank VTB has agreed to sell a 50 percent stake in mobile phone operator Tele2 Russia to a group of Russian investors, a senior executive of VTB said on Friday. A deal could be worth around $2 billion, according to valuation figures VTB gave for Tele2 Russia in its last financial report.
MOSCOW, Oct 9- Workmen cut the door from its frame, allowing a dozen men in balaclavas and hoods to enter a Moscow restaurant.