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Russia fines Google for not localizing user data

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | A court in Moscow ruled on Thursday to fine Google LLC 15 million rubles (about 260,000 U.S. dollars) for repeated refusal to localize the personal data of Russian users. Google representatives did not attend the sitting, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported from the courtroom. …

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Russia continues to slash gas supply to Europe

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian gas giant Gazprom announced on Wednesday that it will shut down another turbine engine on the Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline, thus significantly reducing the amount of gas delivery to Europe. As Germany’s Siemens, the manufacturer of the gas turbine engines, failed to provide …

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Russia urges U.S. to explain military biological activities

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russia has asked the United States to explain its military biological activities in some post-Soviet countries. On Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said the United States must fulfill its obligations under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), which is essential for international security. Russia …

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Russia set to withdraw from world tourism body

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on Friday authorizing the country’s withdrawal from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The proposal was made by the Russian Foreign Ministry, which had reached an agreement with relevant government bodies, according to the published order. UNWTO members …

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Russia to strengthen economic sovereignty in 2020s: Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that the 2020s would be a time for his country to strengthen its economic sovereignty. Russia will speed up the development of infrastructure and key technology and establish an independent and efficient financial system, Putin said in a message to …

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