February 16, 2014 09:00
RUSSIA AND FSU GENERAL NEWS
Daily English-language bulletin on key events in Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States and worldwide
Issue No. 47, February 16, 2014
The issue comprises all news dated February 16, 2014
December 25, 2014
Russia political and economic calendar: December 25
December 24, 2014
Phenol content above acceptable level in central Moscow - weather service
Kyiv demo demands finishing probes into high-profile assassinations
RFPL clubs suggest setting fixed exchange rates of foreign currencies for calculating players' fees
Plants in Donetsk People's Republic making arms - spokesman
Bomb explodes on railroad in Odessa
"Geopolitics" behind marijuana legalization in two U.S. states - Russian drug control chief
Security to be tightened in central Moscow as of Dec 25
Gazprom to launch new units at two Moscow power plants in 2015
Ruble drifts in thin trading
Main indexes of the Russia stock market for December 24
Moscow to set up naval maintenance centers in Latin America
Lukoil to complete construction of Northern Caspian shore facilities in 2015
Germany‘s E.ON is spinning its Russian business off to a "New Company" which will be transferred to the company‘s shareholders, with plans to list it in 2016. Apart from the Russia business, the new company will receive all of E.ON‘s conventional energy assets. E.ON itself will focus on renewable energy and innovation. Johannes Teyssen, E.ON‘s CEO, told Interfax in an interview of the logic behind the decision and its implications for the concern‘s Russian subsidiary OJSC E.ON Russia.
Australian Ambassador to Russia Paul Myler has given an interview to Interfax ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane in which he speaks about the MH17 crash, the reasons for joining the West‘s sanctions against Russia and explained why Australia expects changes in Russia‘s food policy by March 2015.
The name Arkady Rotenberg has been in the news far more frequently than usual in recent months. The billionaire was hit by the first wave of European Union sanctions against Russia, and has already challenged this decision in court. Recently it was reported that the businessman has sold part of his assets to his eldest son. Arkady Rotenberg spoke in an interview with Interfax about whether there was a link between these two developments, the impact of sanctions on his business, his friendship with President Vladimir Putin and many other topics.