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  • Russian government, exporters agree on level for FX assets: newspaper

    Russia's largest exporters have agreed to limit their foreign currency assets to levels they had on Oct. 1, Vedomosti newspaper reported on Thursday, describing the move as part of measures to stabilize the rouble. Citing sources, Vedomosti said the...
  • Putin says central bank, government taking adequate measures

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the central bank and government were taking adequate measures to support the rouble and that Russia's current economic situation was caused by external factors. He told his annual end-of-year news...
  • Putin says Russia will not force exporters to sell forex

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday his government did not plan to issue orders to domestic exporters to sell their foreign-currency earnings to support the rouble, which suffered a dramatic collapse earlier this week. Putin also told an...
  • Putin says Russia's economic troubles could last for two years

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia's current economic difficulties could last for the next two years but the situation could improve faster. He told his annual end-of-year news conference that the central bank would not waste foreign...
  • Russia's Putin says always wants to consolidate society

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday all his actions were aimed at consolidating the Russian society. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, writing by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Gabriela Baczynska)
  • Putin says Russia's turn to Asia was planned long ago

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's turn toward Asia was a long-planned move and that a new gas route to China would help both sides. At his annual end-of-year news conference, Putin said: "The gas contract with China was not made at a...
  • Putin says Russia will not stint on spending for 2018 World Cup

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would not stint on spending money to stage the soccer World Cup in 2018 at an end-of-year news conference on Thursday. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alexander Winning, editing by Elizabeth...
  • Putin says Khodorkovsky has right to engage in politics

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of his biggest critics, had the right to engage in politics "as any Russian citizen". Putin pardoned Khodorkovsky a year ago and the former oligarch was...
  • Putin says he has the support of the Russian people

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday stability in Russia was possible only if the state had the support of its people, and that he felt this support. In his annual end-of-year news conference, Putin said: "Stability is based on - and there is no...
  • Putin says Russia determined to protect interests, U.S. creates threats

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia was more and more determined to protect its interests but that the United States was creating threats for his country. Putin also told his annual end-of-year news conference that Russia did not invade...
  • Russia's Putin says Moscow wants solution to Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the Ukraine crisis should be resolved as quickly as possible and that Moscow's aim was to restore political unity to Ukraine. Putin also warned Kiev at his annual end-of-year news conference that it must...