Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Russia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Russian Federation: What is happening to Putin’s economy?

In 2022, the economy officially shrank by only 2 …

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Russian Federation: Economy nears state of collapse

According to the Russian Economic Ministry, the economy shrank by 5% year-on-year in September 2022 …

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Russian Federation: Employment guarantee during partial mobilization

In authorizing what is called a partial mobilization, the government has also introduced an employment guarantee …

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Russian Federation: Losing the war and draining its economy?

A report commissioned by the Russian government (recently acquired by Bloomberg) reveals just how much sanctions are beginning to bite …

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Russian Federation: A Russian default is looming

Unless the government stops trying to repay its international loans in roubles and switches to dollars, the country could be in default by 4th May 2022 …

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Russian Federation: Entry restriction

Entry to the Country is banned until the end of May 2022, whilst the exit of citizens is highly restricted …

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Russian Federation: Huawei suspends some Russian operations

Although the mobile market was left open to Huawei following the departure by Nokia and Ericsson, the Chinese telecom giant has nevertheless curtailed some of its operations …

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Russian Federation: Further western businesses pull out of Russia

Further western companies are pulling out of the country for good …

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Russian Federation: Almost 500 companies have withdrawn from Russia – but some remain

Although many foreign companies have closed or suspended operations, a number have decided to stay – and even expand …

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Russian Federation: Government adopts zero compensation to patent owners from unfriendly countries

The government has reacted to sanctions by drafting a law that will permit users in the country to infringe intellectual property, especially in respect to software …

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Russian Federation: More multinational companies suspend Russian operations

A rapidly increasing number of multinational companies are suspending or closing operations, cancelling investments, pulling out of jvs, stopping exports or freezing bookings …

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Russian Federation: International sanctions during the Russo-Ukrainian War

Update on latest moves to apply sanctions …

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Russian Federation: Global rankings

Although physically the largest country in the World, it is far from the richest or most populated …

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Russian Federation: Medical testing requirements amended

New medical and security rules apply to foreign nationals entering the country to work …

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Russian Federation: Early retirement for residents of the far north

Special concessions are being made through a new decree for employees who are residents of the far north …

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