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Russia needs to carry out “ambitious” economic policy reforms to realize the economy’s midterm potential and reduce its vulnerabilities to a slump in oil prices or acceleration of capital outflows, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
Russia will issue a separate statement on the use of chemical weapons in Syria as an attachment to the G8 joint declaration underscoring the divergence of opinions on the issue among the participants of the summit, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.
In mid-May, ligress Zita, the pride of the Novosibirsk Zoo, gave birth to her second litter of offspring: three baby liligers. A month later, visitors to the zoo were able to see the cubs for the first time.
Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service plans to separate smokers and non-smokers in prisons and other detention facilities, an official said on Tuesday.
The 50th Paris Air Show has opened at Le Bourget Airport in France. Watch this RIA Novosti video showing a Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E fighter perform a mid-air spin.
Russian investigators have launched a formal enquiry into a senior executive at the country's biggest airline, Aeroflot, over allegations he abused his authority by lobbying in favor of deals with tour companies owned by his family, the Investigative Committee said on Tuesday.
Moscow hopes that upcoming three-way talks will result in an agreement that will help end Syria's two-year civil war, a senior Russian official said on Tuesday.
Russian lawmakers have approved amendments banning the adoption of Russian children by foreign couples in same-sex relationships, ahead of a vote on a broader bill later in the day.
The Aral Sea, which has been shrinking for almost half a century causing an environmental disaster in Central Asia, has finally stopped drying up, a Russian scientist said on Tuesday.