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03/12/2014

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West Warns Russia of More Sanctions

The West warned Tuesday that sanctions against Russia could be introduced as early as this week unless the Kremlin changes its position on the Crimea crisis.

RIA Novosti Begins Cutting 1/3 of Staff

RIA Novosti, Russia's largest state-owned news agency, is undergoing the final stages of its liquidation three months after President Vladimir Putin decreed its dismantlement and mandated the creation of Rossia Segodnya, a global news agency to be headed by a Kremlin loyalist.

Intellectual Property Rights Case Load Overwhelming Fledgling Court

Overworked and understaffed, Russia's fledgling Intellectual Property Rights Court is watching nervously as its case load continues to climb.

Crimean Minister Expects $5Bln in Investment from Russia

The Moscow Times
Crimea expects $5 billion in investments from Russia in the coming years, a regional official said, Interfax reported Tuesday.

What the Papers Say, March 11, 2014

BBC Monitoring
The only English roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.

OSCE Mission to Visit East Ukraine After Denied Crimea Access

Reuters
After repeatedly being refused entry to Crimea, an unarmed OSCE military observer mission will instead go to other parts of Ukraine in the coming days, including the country's east, the European security body said on Tuesday.

Russia Downs U.S. in Sledge Hockey to Secure Semifinal Spot

RIA Novosti
Russia's underdog sledge hockey team stunned the United States in a 2-1 win at the Sochi Paralympics on Tuesday amid sporting and political tension between the two countries.

Young Entrepreneur Tackles Online Education (Video)

Yelena Masolova, who has 20 startups under her belt, is aiming to bring premier business education to Russia and other BRIC countries through an education platform that is less than a year old but already well-known on the Russian market of online education.

More Business Headlines

Citi Lowers Growth Expectation to 1%; Ukrainian Oligarch Seeks Bank Buyer; Deripaska Firm Sues Montenegro; Satellite Companies Reach Agreement; Auto Sales Down 2%; Magnit Sales Up in February.

Russia Pushes on With Gas Pipeline Despite EU Delaying Talks

Reuters
Gazprom, disregarding European Commission plans to delay talks, said it expected to sign deals this month on building its major South Stream pipeline to carry gas to Central and Southern Europe without crossing Ukraine.

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