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  • MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party obtained 44.5 percent in Russia's parliamentary election on Sunday, an exit poll by the state-run VTsIOM pollster showed. United Russia, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, obtained 49 percent of the vote in the previous election in 2011.. Liberal opposition parties, the only group openly critical of Russian...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW/ SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's parliament in an election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. By 1700 GMT on Sunday, most polling...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin's party will be tested in parliamentary and regional elections this weekend.

  • *Russia holding parliamentary elections on Sunday. MOSCOW, Sept 18- The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia's lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. Voting got under way at 2000 GMT on Saturday...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with President Barack Obama as they meet during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 at Le Bourget, France, November 30, 2015.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expressing frustration at Washington's refusal to publish the Syrian cease-fire deal reached with Russia.

  • Russian ruble has decoupled from oil price: Pro

    Kirill Yankovskiy, director of equity sales at Otkritie Capital, compares oil price volatility with the relative resilience of the Russian ruble.

  • BERLIN— Germany's economy minister plans to travel to Russia next week with a business delegation, a trip that comes as Western sanctions and a weak Russian currency have weighed on trade between the two countries. The Economy Ministry said Friday that Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's vice chancellor, will visit Moscow on Sept. 21 and 22.

  • BERLIN, Sept 16- German Vice Chancellor and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel will visit Russia next week to hold talks with Russian government officials about the state of bilateral trade relations, his ministry said in a statement on Friday. Russia is likely to be keen to discuss the impact that European Union sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role...

  • Putin's United Russia party set to win elections

    President Vladimir Putin's party will be tested in parliamentary and regional elections this weekend.

  • Kirill Yankovskiy, director of equity sales at Otkritie Capital, speculates on what this weekend's Duma election - as well as the upcoming U.S. election - means for Russia.

  • CNBC's Nancy Hungerford discusses the latest lines to come out of a meeting of European leaders in Bratislava.

  • Hinkley point a positive

    Kirill Komarov, first deputy CEO at Russian state nuclear energy firm Rosatom, discusses the recent Hinkley Point deal, as well as nuclear energy strategy in China and Russia.

  • Inflation tip of iceberg of Russia's deep rooted economic conerns

    Vadim Nikitin, associate director at Stroz Friedberg, says that regardless as to whether or not Russia's central bank adjusts rates today, it remains focused on high interest rates and managing inflation.

  • GENEVA, Sept 15- Ukraine has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization to challenge Russia over restrictions on freight transit, the WTO said in a statement on Thursday. Ukraine says Russia has broken WTO rules by singling out Ukraine with trade-restrictive measures, such as requiring Ukrainian trucks to use identification seals and to move in convoy,...

  • *South Africa wants to mine uranium, not enrich it. LONDON, Sept 15- A massive nuclear tender in South Africa is open to all bidders prepared to manufacture locally and share technology, and Russia is not the frontrunner, the head of the country's nuclear agency said. After meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma,...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 14- The Kremlin said on Wednesday it viewed U.S. President Barack Obama' s recent statements on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as anti-Russian and said they were unlikely to improve fragile relations between Russia and the United States. Obama on Tuesday strongly criticised Trump for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin...

  • MOSCOW— The head of a Russian state air carrier serving President Vladimir Putin has been placed under house arrest on charges of abuse of office, the latest in a series of corruption probes targeting top officials. A court statement Tuesday said Yaroslav Odintsev, the director of the special flight unit of the Rossiya airline, has been put under house arrest for...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 10- Russia plans to sign an agreement with Turkey next month on the implementation of the Turkish Stream gas export pipeline project, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying on Saturday. Talks on the project were halted last year after Turkey shot down a Russian air force jet and Russia retaliated with trade sanctions but since...