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MOSCOW BLOG: Propensity to protest spikes as Russians worry over wages and family

MOSCOW BLOG: Propensity to protest spikes as Russians worry over wages and family

To Russians, wages, the economy and social policy are Russia's main challenges today, says state-owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM), and the grinding recession has led to a dramatic jump in the propensity to protest.

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Former model’s Biofood bars are the new face of Russia’s health food industry

Former model’s Biofood bars are the new face of Russia’s health food industry

Model, MIT alumnus and now entrepreneur running a health food company, Elena Shifrina was named entrepreneur of the year by Forbes after she abandoned fashion to launch a flourishing health bar line.

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Wild capitalism threatens the untamed rivers of Southeast Europe

Wild capitalism threatens the untamed rivers of Southeast Europe

Southeast Europe is seeing an explosion in hydropower investment, but inadequate regulation and oversight of the sector are raising concerns about the environmental impact and whether these investments are sustainable.

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Dismantling Karimov’s legacy in Uzbekistan

Dismantling Karimov’s legacy in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has announced plans to scrap foreign exchange restrictions that have stifled trade and investment since the 1990s.

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Donald spoils the big Iranian investment party. Sad!

Donald spoils the big Iranian investment party. Sad!

America’s president has one hand on the throat of the nuclear deal with Iran, even though the EU, Russia and China see no valid reason to throttle it.

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Russia retaliates to new US sanctions ousting 755 diplomats

Russia retaliates to new US sanctions ousting 755 diplomats

“It’s impossible to tolerate endless insolence,” says Putin as tensions with Washington rise.

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KRUK REPORT: Saakashvili is stripped of Ukrainian citizenship as Poroshenko’s re-election campaign gets underway

KRUK REPORT: Saakashvili is stripped of Ukrainian citizenship as Poroshenko’s re-election campaign gets underway

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, the latest move in President Petro Poroshenko's increasingly obvious preparations for re-election in 2019.

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MACRO ADVISER: No respite for Russia watchers in August

MACRO ADVISER: No respite for Russia watchers in August

August is always an eventful month in Russia, and the US Congress’ determination to press ahead with tougher sanctions legislation against Moscow means this year will be no exception.

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Ukrainian farmers turn to Donbas veterans for protection from raiders

Ukrainian farmers turn to Donbas veterans for protection from raiders

Unarmed veterans are helping farmers fight back against asset thieves and the authoritities don't like it.

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