Russia announces plans to release digital ruble to banks in 2024

The Bank of Russia has continued working towards the launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The country plans to roll out the digital ruble to banks over the next few years. Russia plans to launch digital ruble in

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Russia plans to build a crypto trading platform similar to the Moscow Exchange

The Chairman of the Financial Markets Committee at the State Duma, Anatoly Aksakov, has said that the Russian government could create a crypto trading platform similar to the Moscow exchange. This platform would be overseen by the Bank of Russia

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Russia lawmakers approve a law exempting digital asset issuers from VAT payments

Russia seems to be loosening its stance on regulating the cryptocurrency market. Lawmakers in the country have approved a draft law that could exempt digital asset issuers from making value-added tax payments. Russia exempts digital asset issuers from value-added tax

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Russia plans to mine Bitcoin using flare gas

Russia continues to hint at its commitment to becoming a leading cryptocurrency hub. The recent sanctions imposed on the country have led to government agencies looking for alternative ways they can interact with the crypto space to sustain the economy.

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American teacher, 60s, is jailed for 14 years in Russia after being caught with ‘medical’ marijuana

An American teacher and former diplomat in his 60s has been sentenced to 14 years in a Russian penal colony after airport workers found half an ounce (17 grams) of medical marijuana in his luggage.  Marc Fogel, an English teacher

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Kyiv issues list of equipment it wants to win the war with Russia

Volodymyr Zelensky‘s top adviser has told the West to dramatically step up deliveries of heavy weapons if Ukraine is to defeat Russia‘s invasion. Mykhailo Podolyak said Monday that Kyiv needs 1,000 howitzers, 300 rocket artillery systems, 500 tanks, 2,000 armoured

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Zelensky says bridges between Ukraine and Russia are ‘not destroyed’

Volodymyr Zelensky has said bridges between Ukraine and Russia are not yet ‘destroyed’, leaving the door open for future negotiations. However, the Ukrainian president said talks can only take place if Moscow withdraws to its pre-invasion positions, as of February 23, saying

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Former Marine jailed in Russia on espionage charges questions why he was not freed in prisoner swap

A former U.S. Marine jailed in Russia on what he claims are trumped-up spy charges has demanded to know why his release was not secured in the prisoner swap that freed Trevor Reed. ‘Why was I left behind? While I

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Russia launches missile strike on Kyiv during UN Secretary-General’s visit days after Moscow visit

Putin thumbs his nose at the world again: Russia launches new missile strikes on Kyiv during UN Secretary-General’s visit two days after he sat down for talks in Moscow Russian missiles hit Kyiv as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits It

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Judge refuses to allow Clinton tweets claiming Trump colluded with Russia to be admitted in court 

A U.S. District Court judge said Hillary Clinton‘s tweets claiming former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia will not be admitted as evidence in the trial against her 2016 campaign lawyer. Judge Christopher Cooper on Wednesday denied Special Counsel John

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