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Dollar slides to 70.98 rubles on Moscow Exchange, euro to 77.87 rubles

Dollar slides to 70.98 rubles on Moscow Exchange, euro...

The last time the dollar dropped below 71 rubles was on March 10, 2020 whereas the...

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Russia’s FSB busts transnational drug gang, seizes over 48 kg of heroin

Russia’s FSB busts transnational drug gang, seizes over...

They shut down a network of inter-regional supply channels for large batches of...

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Alrosa holds largest digital tender with over 800 diamonds

Alrosa holds largest digital tender with over 800 diamonds

The offered volume is the largest ALROSA has ever put on a digital tender

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Russia’s state arms seller to offer hypersonic weapon tracking radar to foreign customers

Russia’s state arms seller to offer hypersonic weapon tracking...

While developing the radar’s export version, attention was paid to the growing significance...

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Russia’s coronavirus recoveries jump eightfold since the start of May — TASS estimate

Russia’s coronavirus recoveries jump eightfold since the...

At the same time, the number of new new cases has grown from 106,498 to 317,554

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Scientists determine properties of liquid crystals that might help create electronic paper

Scientists determine properties of liquid crystals that...

The use of technologies such as "smart windows" or electronic paper will allow to...

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Kamaz launches sales of new flagship truck model

Kamaz launches sales of new flagship truck model

The vehicles will appear in regional dealerships in May-June, the company said in...

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‘Ukrainian Community of Crimea’ to tell UN about Russian speakers’ situation in Ukraine

‘Ukrainian Community of Crimea’ to tell UN about Russian...

On May 21, 15:00 New York time, an informal video conference of the UN Security...

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Six diesel-electric subs to join Russia’s Pacific Fleet soon

Six diesel-electric subs to join Russia’s Pacific Fleet...

There are also plans to further arm the Pacific Fleet’s submarine forces with 4th-generation...

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International Swimming Federation postpones for one year Short Course Worlds in Abu Dhabi

International Swimming Federation postpones for one year...

The 2020 World Swimming Championships (25m), which is often called the ‘Short Course...

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Analyze this: Russians say psychological aid not needed to handle quarantine blues

Analyze this: Russians say psychological aid not needed...

Only 7% said they would like to consult with a psychologist

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Russia did not propose US-Palestine summit on Middle East settlement — senior diplomat

Russia did not propose US-Palestine summit on Middle East...

According to the Russian envoy, the Middle East Quartet consultations between the...

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Press review: US production may exit China and Abbas runs to Putin over annexation fears

Press review: US production may exit China and Abbas runs...

Top stories in the Russian press on Thursday, May 21

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Putin decorates defense chief with 1st Class Order of Merits to the Fatherland

Putin decorates defense chief with 1st Class Order of Merits...

On Thursday, May 21, Sergei Shoigu celebrates his 65th birthday

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Number of coronavirus cases in Poland reaches around 20,000

Number of coronavirus cases in Poland reaches around 20,000

Over the past day, 245 new infections were identified, according to official data

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Uralkali signs deal on potash deliveries to India

Uralkali signs deal on potash deliveries to India

The company said that the contract price reflects the current market situation

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Russia’s Yekaterinburg continues facilities’ construction for 2023 Summer Universiade

Russia’s Yekaterinburg continues facilities’ construction...

According to the minister, the work to build Universiade Village has not started...

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Mass vaccination against COVID-19 may begin in mid-2021, Australian researcher says

Mass vaccination against COVID-19 may begin in mid-2021,...

Peter Doherty noted that the world will be able to return to its usual way of life...

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Russian Black Sea Fleet frigates strike coastal targets in Crimea drills

Russian Black Sea Fleet frigates strike coastal targets...

During qualification firings, the frigates’ personnel successfully struck both visible...

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Shopping centers, banks to incur losses if businesses nix leases early, warns Sberbank CEO

Shopping centers, banks to incur losses if businesses nix...

The subject matter concerns the bill on the right of businesses to unilaterally...

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Russia’s 1984 Olympic Ice Hockey Champion Alexander Gerasimov dies at age of 61

Russia’s 1984 Olympic Ice Hockey Champion Alexander Gerasimov...

He is the seven-time USSR Champion playing for CSKA Moscow

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Turkish minister expects air traffic with Russia to be restored in mid-July

Turkish minister expects air traffic with Russia to be...

According to the minister, the number of coronavirus cases in Turkey has been declining...

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Russneft fulfills quota in OPEC+ deal in May

Russneft fulfills quota in OPEC+ deal in May

At the end of 2020, the company's oil output is expected to be below the level of...

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Second shipment of US ventilators will arrive in Russia next week, says diplomat

Second shipment of US ventilators will arrive in Russia...

The first batch arrived today, according to earlier information

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IOC chief Bach says Tokyo Olympics may be aborted if not held next year

IOC chief Bach says Tokyo Olympics may be aborted if not...

Asked whether it was possible to organize the Olympics in Japan behind closed doors,...

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Number of coronavirus cases in Sweden exceeds 32,100

Number of coronavirus cases in Sweden exceeds 32,100

Currently, 1,899 people stay in intensive care units

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American jet transporting US ventilators arrives in Russia

American jet transporting US ventilators arrives in Russia

Overall, the US is aiming to donate 200 ventilators

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Russian cutting-edge frigate deploys to Baltic Sea for final state trials

Russian cutting-edge frigate deploys to Baltic Sea for...

The frigate will accomplish a number of warfare tasks in interaction with the Baltic...

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US grants ventilators to Moscow’s Pirogov Center

US grants ventilators to Moscow’s Pirogov Center

On Wednesday, a US C-17 military transport aircraft with first shipment of 50 American...

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Iranian envoy says Moscow-Tehran friendship staves off external meddling

Iranian envoy says Moscow-Tehran friendship staves off...

The establishment of diplomatic relations between Soviet Russia and Iran 100 years...

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Russia’s coronavirus situation begins to stabilize, says watchdog official

Russia’s coronavirus situation begins to stabilize, says...

The plateau stage would last two to three weeks, he stressed

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IS militants step up raids in north-eastern Syria amid pandemic — Russian diplomat

IS militants step up raids in north-eastern Syria amid...

On May 10-15 alone, the terrorists launched over 20 attacks against Kurdish formations,...

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Russian UAV manufacturer rolls out state-of-the-art VTOL drone

Russian UAV manufacturer rolls out state-of-the-art VTOL...

The unique feature of this model is the option of a fully automatic vertical takeoff...

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Russian Navy cutting-edge minesweeper holds artillery firings in Baltic Sea

Russian Navy cutting-edge minesweeper holds artillery firings...

The minesweeper employed a 14.5mm shipborne pedestal machine-gun mount and an AK-306...

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Serbia reopens skies, says no tests or quarantines for those arriving as of May 22

Serbia reopens skies, says no tests or quarantines for...

The first passengers will undergo strict security measures during their travel,...

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Is this the new normal? Even statues getting masked up across the globe

Is this the new normal? Even statues getting masked up...

Buddha, Rocky, Hachiko and other statues from all over the world being masked up...

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Russian kids also went to Argentina, Costa Rica through US educational programs — diplomat

Russian kids also went to Argentina, Costa Rica through...

The diplomat underlined that Russian school students should not be allowed to leave...

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Minister vows buffet, all-inclusive packages to stay once Turkey reopens to tourists

Minister vows buffet, all-inclusive packages to stay once...

The Turkish minister spoke about the ‘certification of the healthy tourism’ program...

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Russian Railways developed quantum communications roadmap

Russian Railways developed quantum communications roadmap

The roadmap comprises development of nine priority technologies and fifteen products...

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Moscow City Court upholds seizure of Baring Vostok partner Delpal’s property

Moscow City Court upholds seizure of Baring Vostok partner...

According to the investigation, the seized money can be used to compensate for damage...

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Moscow court denies change of jurisdiction in the Argentine cocaine case

Moscow court denies change of jurisdiction in the Argentine...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the court would postpone substantial hearings five...

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Barneo. Not to be mistaken for Borneo. What it is like to be a chef on drifting ice

Barneo. Not to be mistaken for Borneo. What it is like...

The names differ in one letter only, but they point to either a hot island in South...

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North Korea workers to be repatriated as Pyongyang opens borders, says Russian diplomat

North Korea workers to be repatriated as Pyongyang opens...

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova recalled that transport communication...

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Russia to receive $5.6 million worth of US ventilators

Russia to receive $5.6 million worth of US ventilators

The first US ventilator shipment arrived in Russia today, while the second shipment...

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Japan’s claims to South Kurils run counter to improving ties with Russia, Zakharova says

Japan’s claims to South Kurils run counter to improving...

She recalled that Russia was entitled to sovereignty over all Kuril Islands on the...

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Russian envoy calls on Canada, US to stop spreading fakes in OSCE

Russian envoy calls on Canada, US to stop spreading fakes...

The Russian diplomat on Thursday recalled that Canadian and US envoys at the online...

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China's Haima to install first its charging station for cars running on hydrogen

China's Haima to install first its charging station for...

According to the company’s plans, the project will use AI technologies and an intelligent...

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Presidential aid sees signs of recovery in Russian economy

Presidential aid sees signs of recovery in Russian economy

Maxim Oreshkin said that now Russia is having retail sales on the rise

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US withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty to harm its European allies, says Russian diplomat

US withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty to harm its European...

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko sais that this move will worsen...

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Passengers arriving at Turkey airports to take test for coronavirus, says Culture Minister

Passengers arriving at Turkey airports to take test for...

According to him, Turkey has a very developed healthcare infrastructure

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US Caribbean activity looks like attempt to impose sea blockade of Venezuela - diplomat

US Caribbean activity looks like attempt to impose sea...

According to the Pentagon’s information, the US Navy has set up a strike force in...

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Turkey expects flow of tourists from Russia to decline by 40% in 2020

Turkey expects flow of tourists from Russia to decline...

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Ersoy said the country will resume promotion...

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Russian Sports Ministry approves resumption of Premier League’s football matches in summer

Russian Sports Ministry approves resumption of Premier...

The RPL Executive Board made a decision last Friday to resume matches of the Russian...

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Russia to respond to US withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty, says senior legislator

Russia to respond to US withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty,...

The chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, Leonid Slutsky...

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Chechen leader Kadyrov transferred to Moscow with suspected coronavirus - source

Chechen leader Kadyrov transferred to Moscow with suspected...

According to him, the head of Chechnya is in stable condition

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US' Open Skies Treaty withdrawal to deal a blow to security in Europe, says diplomat

US' Open Skies Treaty withdrawal to deal a blow to security...

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko stressed that this move will also...

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Moscow’s coronavirus situation positive - mayor

Moscow’s coronavirus situation positive - mayor

According to Sergei Sobyanin, the newly confirmed infections have almost halved...

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Russia has claims regarding US compliance with Open Skies Treaty, says diplomat

Russia has claims regarding US compliance with Open Skies...

Earlier US President Donald Trump announced the decision to quit the Treaty on Open...

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Over 235,000 coronavirus antibody tests carried out in Moscow

Over 235,000 coronavirus antibody tests carried out in...

Moscow also plans to conduct up to 10,000 ELISA tests for patients of medical organizations...

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NATO confirms council meeting to discuss Open Skies Treaty on May 22

NATO confirms council meeting to discuss Open Skies Treaty...

The alliance also expressed concern about the Russia’s alleged "selective implementation...