Flu kills over 100 people in Russia

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Flu kills over 100 people in Russia 

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 — Over 100 people have died in the last three weeks in Russia of complications from flu, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Thursday.

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Putin to meet government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable economic development

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Putin to meet government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable economic development 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday with members of the Russian government to discuss measures to ensure sustainable development of the economy and stability in the social sphere in 2015, the Kremlin press service said.

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Russian GDP contracts for 1st time since 2009

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Russian GDP contracts for 1st time since 2009 

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 — Russia's gross domestic product (GDP) has been negative in November, the first time since the fall of 2009, the Economic Development Ministry said Monday.

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Russia enacts anti-offshore tax legislation

November 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Russia enacts anti-offshore tax legislation 

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — Russian entrepreneurs must report to tax authorities about their ownership of shares in the off- shore jurisdictions, according to the law signed by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

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Russia to fingerprint foreign visa applicants starting December

November 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Russia to fingerprint foreign visa applicants starting December 

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — Foreign visitors to Russia will have to leave their fingerprints when applying for visa, according to the decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

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