Russia: Economy Gains Momentum


New Russia numbers rolling in from Focus Economics. Economically I am fascinated by the emerging modern Russia, despite the political noise that dominates the headlines. Russia: Economy gains momentum in Q2 - Full story plus new Consensus growth forecasts: [link]. Russia

Russia Done With USD


Russia sanctions Russia has made an announcement regarding changes for international payments and about settling their payments in USD. Russia will speed up work on reducing its dependence on U.S. 1, 2017: The United States began removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow on Tuesday in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new U.S. Russia usdIn response to the U.S.

Book: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries

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The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries was one of two books I read this weekend (the other was Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness ). Books book censorship china internet russia

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Thoughts on Russia


Russia is located in northern Eurasia. Being a proven Westerner, I often forget about Eurasia and Russia. I forget how Russia looms over a tremendous landmass and holds a staggering amount of natural resources, history and population. Kaliningrad, Russia.

Russian Oil (Urals)


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Russia reportedly planning state-controlled 'Sputnik' search engine


OK, here comes Russia. Re-posted from - [link] In what appears to be a further attempt to censor the internet , Russia is reportedly building its own state-controlled search engine. Economics Russia Search Engines Technology The report comes from Russian newspaper Vedomosti , which claims that the search engine will be called Sputnik, and is being developed by state-owned telecom Rostelecom. It could potentially become the default search tool for government institutions.

American Entrepreneur Thrives in Russia

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His products have been used by Coldplay and Radiohead

Uber Merges With Yandex and Exits Russia

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The combined companies have a $3.7 billion valuation and Uber exits another big market after leaving China last year.

Russia's Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers


Russia''s Putin scraps New Year''s holidays for ministers AP - Thu Dec 25, 7:15AM CST MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year''s holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.

[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)


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Twitter Announces New Ad Policies Following Russia's 2016 Election Influence

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The announcement comes about a week before Twitter will testify in front of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees about how Russian sources used the platform ahead of the 2016 election.

Google, Facebook, and Twitter May Face Major Regulation Over Russia

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Promises of self-regulation only work for so long, and high tech may have run out of time.

Twitter Reports 201 Fake Accounts Linked to Russia

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The company disclosed its findings hours after it met with Senate and House officials behind closed doors. Politics

Feds Kick Kaspersky Lab Products Out for Claimed Russia Ties

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At a time of crisis, businesses can find themselves under an angry microscope. Technology

Twitter Faces Questions About Russia's Interference in 2016 Election

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Facebook has held similar briefings with House and Senate officials. Politics

From America to Russia, With Love

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Two Russian immigrants built $19 million-company BayRu, an eBay-like e-commerce website that sells goods only in Russia. Petersburg, Russia in 1989, his family and friends back home wasted no time asking him to supply them with American goods.

Businesses Fear Retaliation From U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

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A group of CEOs are meeting in Washington to discuss how further sanctions could hurt businesses with operations in Russia. and European Union considering tougher sanctions against Russia, American business leaders are concerned about potential retribution.

Russia Blocks Access to LinkedIn. Are Facebook and Twitter Next?

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The Russian government claims that the social network violated a 2015 law requiring Russian citizens' data to be stored on servers physically located within Russian territory

Book: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

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It starts out as the autobiography of Bill Browder and his creation of a massively successful hedge fund ( Hermitage Capital Management ) that was one of the first non-Russian investors in Russia in the mid to late 1990s. Books book browder hermitage capital russia sergei magnitsky

The Next Silicon Valley. Is in Russia?

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The Economist has found the next “new Silicon Valley”--and it's in Skolkovo , Russia. Plans for Russia's innovation center include a research university, 40 corporate R&D centers and a “Technopark” to house up to 1,000 different start-ups.

Like it Or Not, Startups Are Soaring in Russia. Here's Why

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Even as the nation negotiates its fraught relationship with the U.S. government, more Russian startups are prospering than ever before. 5000 Europe

Russian Economics: An Overview


Pertinent to cover Russia since Putin has won. OVERVIEW | Incoming data suggests that Russia’s economic recovery was broadly steady in recent months, although growth likely remained lackluster. Economics Russia

Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Owes America An Apology For Enabling Russia Meddling in 2016's Election

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"Things happened on our platform that shouldn't have happened," Sandberg said, referring to Facebook's role in enabling Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Top Republican Richard Burr opens up about Russia probe

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WASHINGTON — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill

Facebook Reveals Shocking Reach of Russia-Linked Digital Ads and Posts

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Facebook, Google, and Twitter have all unknowingly promoted Russian-supported ads and posts that reached hundreds of millions of Americans. The Inc.

What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene

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For many investors and entrepreneurs in the West, doing business in Russia can seem like a step into the unknown. Russia in numbers. To fully grasp the size of the opportunity Russia offers, let’s start by looking at the numbers.

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Senator Suggests Facebook Soft-Pedaled Its Role in Russia's Election Meddling

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What Facebook has told us so far could be "the tip of the iceberg," according to Sen. Mark Warner. Technology

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How is Russia doing? Meanwhile, the Central Bank took steps to curtail some concerns over Russia’s banking sector in August which included rescuing troubled lender Otkritie, the country’s largest privately-owned bank. Russia

Trump Is a Master Mind of This (and No, I'm Not Talking Russia Colluding)

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The same millions of dollars in tax breaks the Trump Organization has received are also available to small businesses too.

Entrepreneur Crowned as GQ Russia's Man of the Year

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Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh nabs the cover of GQ Russia as its Businessman and Man of the Year. Maybe you should ask the folks at GQ Russia, who just selected a serial entrepreneur as their Man of the Year.

70% of Russian GDP is now in the public sector


"According to the expert, right now Russia is trying to apply orthodox market economy methods - a strict budget, strict monetary policy. Petroleum is king in Russia. Russia is the globe's largest natural gas exporter, has the largest natural gas reserves and produced 10+MMbbl of oil per day in December 2015 alone. Gazprom essentially owns the natural gas industry in Russia. Gazprom Petroleum Rosneft Russia Transneft

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Programming As Art: How Blockchain Can Help Artists (And Save Art)

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art, artists, fraud, blockchain, cryptocurrency, russia, technology, creativity. Innovate

Sean Hannity Cheers Russia, or Why Never to Retweet Without Reading

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Social media can be powerful tools, but if you're not paying attention they can turn on you

Can the Bitcoin code be forbidden by democratic governments?

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Russia Today Anchor Quits on Air. How Did You Leave Your Last Job?

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Liz Wahl, an American anchor for the Kremlin-funded news outlet Russia Today, is the toast of social media this week after leaving her position live on the air. The anchor was fed up to here with her employer. That''s a feeling familiar to many entrepreneurs.

Russia's (Future) Silicon Valley


Russian media has recently been buzzing with news about the Skolkovo project , dubbed Russia’s Silicon Valley. Half of the sum would come from Russia's Federal budget, the other from co-financing agreements. There is a common belief that it is difficult for foreigners to work in Russia.

AP Interview: Top Republican says Russia probe difficult

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Richard Burr, a Winston-Salem Republican, is the last bipartisan congressional probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and connections to Trump's campaign The Senate investigation, co-led by U.S.

You Can't Go Out for Vodka on Skype: What I Learned Managing an Office in Russia

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Make your international office an asset, not an albatross

Will Fintech Become A Buzzword Du Jour In Russia?


A new startup field boomed 5-7 years ago in the USA is gradually building its momentum in Russia. Will fintech become a buzzword du jour in Russia? In 2014 investments in FinTech comprised $11,8 million in Russia (comparing with the US situation that soared to $9,89 billion).

Music Streaming In Russia


The second largest social network in Russia, Odnoklassniki, recently launched a music streaming service on their platform. However, these features can be expected to come up as music services develop and smartphones become more common in Russia.

How This Company Kept Morale High After Russia Annexed Its Crimean Office

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Arkadium CEO Jessica Rovello says her top goal is "creating joy" among her 100 employees

Report: Trump pressed Burr, other Republicans to end Russia probe

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Richard Burr revealed this week that President Donald Trump told him he was eager to see an end to a Senate Russia inquiry North Carolina's U.S.