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MAKS Show Sets Records in Business Deals, Attendance, Air Stunts

The MAKS air show in the city of Zhukovsky set a record in terms of business deals and attendance, while experts said the quality of its air acrobatics surpassed those of Farnborough and Le Bourget.

Sechin Accuses Foreign Firms of Plotting Against Russia

The chief of the world's biggest oil producer, Rosneft, has floated a theory suggesting that foreign companies could conspire to outplay their Russian rivals.

U.S. Says It Has Proof of Gas Attack in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the case for military intervention in Syria was getting "stronger and stronger" as Washington had proof of Sarin gas use by the Syrian government, while Syria openly mocked U.S. "confusion" and President Vladimir Putin called for diplomatic means.

Russian and NORAD Forces Unite For Exercise

The Associated Press
Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the handoff of a "hijacked" jetliner from their U.S.-Canadian counterparts.

Pork, Tolstoy Latest Players in Potash Drama

Belarussian Prime Minister Pyotor Prokopovich said Saturday that "there is no politics" in the dispute between fertilizer producers in Belarus and Russia that triggered a CEO's arrest and a trade war between Moscow and Minsk, RIA Novosti reported.

Rate Easing Seen in September

The Central Bank will kick off its easing cycle in September in a long-expected move to shield the economy from a deepening slowdown while keeping inflation in check, a poll showed.

New Traffic Laws Take Effect

The Moscow Times
New traffic laws that significantly increase penalties for offending drivers took effect  Sunday, with the minimum fine for a violation now set at 500 rubles and the maximum at 50,000 rubles.

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