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  • MOSCOW, Oct 3- Russia's President Vladimir Putin had promised to use his influence in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region to ensure progress in the Ukraine conflict's Minsk peace process, The Kremlin's spokesman said on Saturday according to Interfax.

  • SOCHI, Russia, Oct 2- A planned tax hike on additional profits earned by Russian exporters due to a weaker rouble will initially run for one year only, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday. The rouble has fallen steeply against the dollar over the past year due to weaker oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • SOCHI, Russia, Oct 2- Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday plans to increase taxes on the country's exporters due to a slide in the rouble would be for one year.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 2- Turkey and its partners in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State called on Russia on Friday to cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and focus on fighting Islamist militants, expressing "deep concern" over Moscow's air strikes. In a joint statement with the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Gulf Arab allies, Turkey said...

  • *Russia backs domestic producers to replace imports. MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russia's drive to promote domestic products at the expense of imports is creating new opportunities for business, but it will take years for the benefits to show, participants at the Reuters Russia Investment Summit said. In its most drastic response to Western sanctions, Russia has introduced a...

  • Russia raising stake in Syria airstrikes Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    Russia raising stake in Syria airstrikes

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Retired), provides insight to the motives behind Russia's bombing of ISIS sites in Syria.

  • MOSCOW— Russia is preparing for a wave of bankruptcy applications after a new law came into force Thursday allowing individuals to file for bankruptcy. When the law, which was signed by President Vladimir Putin in December 2014, came into force Thursday, Russia's national courts database showed filings across the country, including in remote regions of...

  • Russian airstrikes in Syria unnerve Pentagon Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:16 AM ET
    Russian airstrikes in Syria have Pentagon nervous

    NBC's Tracie Potts reports Russia and the U.S. are on opposite sides over military action in Syria.

  • What Russia's intervention means for Syria Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    What Russia's intervention means for Syria

    Malcolm Jorgensen, research associate at U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney, discusses news that Russia launched its first airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday.

  • Why is Iraq ignoring US concerns about Russia? Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Armed masked man in Syria

    Iraq is turning a blind eye to Russia's move into Syria despite US objections, says David Phillips.

  • DAMASCUS, Sept 30- The Syrian presidency said on Wednesday any increase in Russian military support to Syria was the result of a request, and President Bashar al-Assad had written to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in that regard. In a statement to Reuters, the presidency's media office said: "Any increase in Russian military support to Syria happened and...

  • Frosty diplomatic relations at the UN Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    Frosty diplomatic relations at the UN

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest detail on the meeting between President Obama and Russian President Putin and the upcoming meeting with Raul Castro.

  • Russia ‘holds all the cards’ on Syria Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Russia ‘holds all the cards’ on Syria

    As Russia’s new coalition with the likes of Iraq and Iran; the nation will go ahead as planned with Syria, says Hannah Thoburn, adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute.

  • Is Putin trying to reset his global image? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Is Putin trying to reset his global image?

    Hannah Thoburn, adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute, says Russian President, Vladimir Putin is using his UN summit speech as a ploy to get back into the international good graces.

  • Russia using Syria as Ukraine distraction: Analyst Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Russia using Syria as Ukraine distraction: Analyst

    Daragh McDowell, senior Russia analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, says Russia’s involvement in Syria is a strategic move to try divert attention from Ukraine.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 28- Opposition leaders said that neither Russia nor the United States listened to Canada because of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's approach to foreign policy and what they said was an abandonment of multilateralism. Harper responded that he would press Canada's interests in international trade negotiations and in discussions...

  • Putin: Do you realize what you have done? Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015.

    "We believe that any attempts to play games with terrorists, let alone to arm them, are not just short-sighted, but hazardous," Putin tells the U.N.

  • Putin: Need broader international anti-terrorist coalition

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on many countries to unite in fighting ISIS, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Obama, Putin to meet on sidelines of UN assembly Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    President Barack Obama listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in 2012.

    Both are expected to speak of Syria and the need for a political transition, NBC News reports.

  • No easy fixes as Russia's budgetary troubles mount Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    A year ago, Russia based its budget plans on the oil price remaining at $100 per barrel for the coming three years. With the price now below $50, and not expected to recover much in the years ahead, Russia faces an annual tax shortfall of around $50 billion compared with previous plans. He ordered that the deficit should not exceed 3 percent of gross domestic product...