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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Gold and foreign-currency reserves stood at $10.9 billion Sept. 24, remaining unchanged since Sept. 17, the Central Bank said Thursday. (Interfax)

The State Duma voted 351-0 Friday for Russia and Turkey to speed up construction of a 1,200-kilometer gas pipeline across the Black Sea.

In a non-binding resolution the lower house of parliament urged faster work on the the Blue Stream project, which will transport Russian natural gas to Turkey and southeast Europe. Tax Minister Alexander Pochinok said recently the project could bring Russia 1 billion rubles ($40 million) each year.